Carlos H Romero

Carlos H Romero,

RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4171
Business Email: romeroc@ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Tropical Veterinary Medicine
    University of Edinburgh

Research Profile

Over the last decade, research in my laboratories has concentrated on the development of molecular assays for the early detection and characterization of viruses of livestock and poultry. We have also been involved in the development of genetically engineered recombinant DNA viruses and DNA molecules with potential vaccine use in poultry and livestock. More recently, we have concentrated on the development of diagnostic assays to identify novel viruses of marine mammals that may be associated with disease and stranding. Present efforts emphasize obtaining complete gene sequences from these viruses to determine genetic relatedness and diversity in different marine mammal species and on their protein expression to develop serological assays.

Publications

2020
Genome characterization of cetaceanpox virus from a managed Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus).
Virus research. 278 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2020.197861. [PMID] 31923559.
2020
Macroscopic and Histopathologic Findings From a Mass Stranding of Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in 2005 on Marathon Key, Florida, USA.
Frontiers in veterinary science. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fvets.2020.00572. [PMID] 32984413.
2018
Alphaherpesvirus: Isolation, Identification, Partial Characterisation, Associated Pathologic Findings, and Epidemiology in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus Leucas) in Alaska and Arctic Canada
Arctic Science. 4(3, SI):338-357 [DOI] 10.1139/as-2017-0043.
2017
Genome Sequence of an Alphaherpesvirus from a Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas).
Genome announcements. 5(42) [DOI] 10.1128/genomeA.01100-17. [PMID] 29051247.
2015
A Genomic Approach to Unravel Host-Pathogen Interaction in Chelonians: The Example of Testudinid Herpesvirus 3.
PloS one. 10(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0134897. [PMID] 26244892.
2015
Identification of a novel herpesvirus associated with a penile proliferative lesion in a beluga (Delphinapterus leucas).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 51(1):244-9 [DOI] 10.7589/2013-11-293. [PMID] 25375944.
2015
Morbidity and mortality in stranded Cook Inlet beluga whales Delphinapterus leucas.
Diseases of aquatic organisms. 114(1):45-60 [DOI] 10.3354/dao02839. [PMID] 25958805.
2010
Expression and self-assembly of virus-like particles from two genotypes of marine vesiviruses and development of an ELISA for the detection of antibodies.
Veterinary microbiology. 142(3-4):184-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.09.057. [PMID] 19913368.
2010
Expression from baculovirus and serological reactivity of the nucleocapsid protein of dolphin morbillivirus.
Veterinary microbiology. 143(2-4):384-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.11.019. [PMID] 20005643.
2009
A capsid gene-based real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of marine vesiviruses in the Caliciviridae.
Journal of virological methods. 161(1):12-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jviromet.2009.04.026. [PMID] 19410604.
2009
Real-time RT-PCR assays for the rapid and differential detection of dolphin and porpoise morbilliviruses.
Journal of virological methods. 156(1-2):117-23 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jviromet.2008.11.008. [PMID] 19084557.
2008
Genomic characterization of novel marine vesiviruses from Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) from Alaska.
Virus research. 138(1-2):26-35 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2008.08.002. [PMID] 18765261.
2008
Sequence of the nucleocapsid gene and genome and antigenome promoters for an isolate of porpoise morbillivirus.
Virus research. 132(1-2):213-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.virusres.2007.11.003. [PMID] 18166241.
2006
A novel gammaherpesvirus associated with genital lesions in a Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris).
Journal of wildlife diseases. 42(1):142-8 [PMID] 16699156.
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2006
Genetic identification of novel poxviruses of cetaceans and pinnipeds.
Archives of virology. 151(3):423-38 [PMID] 16328132.
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2006
Identification of novel alpha- and gammaherpesviruses from cutaneous and mucosal lesions of dolphins and whales.
Journal of virological methods. 136(1-2):261-6 [PMID] 16784784.
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2006
Proliferative dermatitis associated with a novel alphaherpesvirus in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 37(2):174-81 [PMID] 17312797.
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2005
Ellagic acid potentiates the effect of quercetin on p21waf1/cip1, p53, and MAP-kinases without affecting intracellular generation of reactive oxygen species in vitro.
The Journal of nutrition. 135(3):609-14 [PMID] 15735102.
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2005
Molecular identification of a papilloma virus from cutaneous lesions of captive and free-ranging Florida manatees.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 41(2):437-41 [PMID] 16107681.
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2005
Poxvirus infection of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 41(4):745-52 [PMID] 16456163.
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2004
Experimental transmission of a herpesvirus in Greek tortoises (Testudo graeca).
Veterinary pathology. 41(1):50-61 [PMID] 14715968.
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2004
Partial protection against infectious bursal disease virus through DNA-mediated vaccination with the VP2 capsid protein and chicken IL-2 genes.
Vaccine. 22(9-10):1249-59 [PMID] 15003654.
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2003
Potential sites of virus latency associated with indigenous pseudorabies viruses in feral swine.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 39(3):567-75 [PMID] 14567217.
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2002
Fate of plasmid DNA encoding infectious bursal disease virus VP2 capsid protein gene after injection into the pectoralis muscle of the chicken.
Poultry science. 81(2):213-6 [PMID] 11873829.
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2001
Newcastle disease virus in double-crested cormorants in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 37(4):808-12 [PMID] 11763745.
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2001
Sequence analysis of feline caliciviruses isolated from the oral cavity of clinically normal domestic cats (Felis catus) in Florida.
Research in veterinary science. 71(3):223-5 [PMID] 11798299.
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2001
Venereal transmission of pseudorabies viruses indigenous to feral swine.
Journal of wildlife diseases. 37(2):289-96 [PMID] 11310879.
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1997
Genital infection and transmission of pseudorabies virus in feral swine in Florida, USA.
Veterinary microbiology. 55(1-4):131-9 [PMID] 9220605.
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1996
Expression of the major core structural protein (VP7) of bluetongue virus, by a recombinant capripox virus, provides partial protection of sheep against a virulent heterotypic bluetongue virus challenge.
Virology. 220(1):227-31 [PMID] 8659119.
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1995
Protection of goats against peste des petits ruminants with recombinant capripoxviruses expressing the fusion and haemagglutinin protein genes of rinderpest virus.
Vaccine. 13(1):36-40 [PMID] 7762275.
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1994
Protection of cattle against rinderpest and lumpy skin disease with a recombinant capripoxvirus expressing the fusion protein gene of rinderpest virus.
The Veterinary record. 135(7):152-4 [PMID] 7880246.
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1994
Recombinant capripoxvirus expressing the hemagglutinin protein gene of rinderpest virus: protection of cattle against rinderpest and lumpy skin disease viruses.
Virology. 204(1):425-9 [PMID] 8091673.
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1993
Single capripoxvirus recombinant vaccine for the protection of cattle against rinderpest and lumpy skin disease.
Vaccine. 11(7):737-42 [PMID] 8342321.
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1991
Non-pathogenic strains of Aujeszky’s disease virus are not reactivated in swine after corticosteroid treatment.
Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas. 24(1):99-106 [PMID] 1668397.
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1989
Experimental vaccination of rabbits with non-pathogenic strains of Aujeszky’s disease virus.
Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas. 22(3):357-64 [PMID] 2553179.
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1978
Vaccination immunity to selected diseases in chickens fed the androgen analog mibolerone.
Poultry science. 57(1):74-9 [PMID] 209430.
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1977
Immune responses of chickens fed the androgen analog mibolerone.
Avian diseases. 21(2):264-79 [PMID] 405963.
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Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Poultry Science, Avian Virology
1977 · Michigan State University
Master of Science in Animal Virology
1969 · University of Edinburgh
Diploma of Tropical Veterinary Medicine
1968 · Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1966 · Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2011-2020
VEM5141 Vet Microbiology
2006-2007,2009-2021,2020-2021
VEM5313 Poultry Diseases
2018
VME7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4171
Emails:
Business:
romeroc@ufl.edu