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CURRICULUM VITAE

Udeni B.R. Balasuriya, BVSc, MS, PhD
ubalasuriya@uky.edu
(859) 218-1124

Professor of Virology
Department of Veterinary Science
M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
University of Kentucky

Professional Experience

2011 - Present; Professor of Virology, Department of Veterinary Science, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

2005 - 2011; Associate Professor of Virology, Department of Veterinary Science, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

2001 - 2005; Associate Research Molecular Virologist, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1999 - 2005; Scientific Director and Coordinator, Equine Viral Disease Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1997 - 2001; Assistant Research Molecular Virologist, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1996 -1997; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1991 - 1996; Graduate Student/Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1990 - 1992; Residency training in Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis.

1989 - 1991; Graduate Student, Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

1985 - 1989; Veterinary Research Officer, Veterinary Research Institute, Sri Lanka.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (2007-2012)

Go, Y. Y., Bailey, E., Shuck, K. M., Timoney P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Evidence that in vitro susceptibility of CD3+ T lymphocytes to equine arteritis virus infection reflects genetic predisposition of naturally infected stallions to become carriers of the virus.  J. Virol. (Epub ahead of print).

Go, Y. Y., Cook, R. F., Fulgencio, J. Q., Campos, J. R., Henney, P., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya U. B. R.  2012.  Assessment of correlation between in vitro CD3+ T cell susceptibility to EAV infection and clinical outcome following experimental infection. Vet Microbiol. 157:220-25.

Smith, K. L., Li, Y., Breheny, P., Cook, R. F., Henney, P. J., Sells, S., Pronost, S., Lu, Z., Crossley, B. M., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  A New Allelic Discrimination Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection and Differentiation of A2254 and G2254 Strains of Equine Herpesvirus-1J. Clin. Microbiol. 50(6):1981-88.

Lu,, Z., Zhang, J., Chengjin, M. H., Go, Y. Y., Faaberg, K.S., Rowland, R. R. R., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Chimeric Viruses Containing the N-terminal Ectodomains of GP5 and M Proteins of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome do not Change the Cellular Tropism of Equine Arteritis Virus.  Virology 432(1):99-109.

Lu, Z., White, J., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Development of One-Step TaqMan® Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR and Conventional Reverse Transcription PCR Assays for the Detection of Equine Rhinitis A and B Viruses.  BMC Vet. Res. 25;8(1):120.

Zhang, J., Go, Y. Y., Chengjin, M. H., Meade, B. J., Lu, Z., Zevenhoven-Dobbe, J. C., Snijder, E. J., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya,U. B. R. 2012.Development and characterization of an infectious cDNA clone of the modified live virus vaccine strain of equine arteritis virus and its potential as a vaccine vector.  Clin. Vaccine Immunol.  19(8):1312-21.

Miszczak, F., Shuck, K. M., Lu, Z., Go, Y. Y., Zhang, J., Sells, S., Vabret, A., Pronost, S., Fortier, G., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2011.  Evaluation of Two Magnetic Bead-Based Viral Nucleic Acid Purification Kits and Three Real-Time RT-PCR Reagent Systems in Two TaqMan Assays for Equine Arteritis Virus Detection.  J. Clin. Microbiol. 49(10):3694-96.

Go, Y. Y., Bailey, E., Cook, D. G., Coleman, S. J., MacLeod, J. N., Chen, K. C., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2011.  Genome-wide association study among four horse breeds identifies a common haplotype associated with the in vitro CD3+ T cell susceptibility/resistance to equine arteritis virus infection.  J Virol. 85(24):13174-84.

Go, Y. Y., Snijder, E. J., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2011.  Characterization of equine humoral antibody response to the nonstructural proteins of equine arteritis virus.  Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 18(2):268-279.

Firth, A. E., Zevenhoven-Dobbe, J. C., Wills, N. M., Go, Y. Y., Balasuriya, U. B. R., Atkins, J. F., Snijder, E. J., and Posthuma, C. C.  2011.  Discovery of a small arterivirus gene that overlaps the GP5 coding sequence and is important for virus production.  J. Gen. Virol. 92(5):1097-1106. 

Smith, K. L., Allen, G. P., Branscum, A. J., Cook, R. F., Vickers, M. L., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R. 2010.  Increased prevalence of neuropathogenic strains of EHV-1 in equine abortions. Vet. Micro. 141:5-11.

Go, Y. Y., Zhang, J., Timoney, P. J., Cook, R. F., Horohov, D. W., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2010.  Complex Interactions between the Major and Minor Envelope Proteins of Equine Arteritis Virus Determine its Tropism for Equine CD3+ T Lymphocytes and CD14+ Monocytes. J Virol. 84(10): 4898-4911.

Zhang, J., Timoney, P. J., Shuck, K. M., Seoul, G., Go, Y. Y., Lu, Z., Powell, D. G., Meade, B. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2010.  Molecular epidemiology and genetic characterization of equine arteritis virus isolates associated with the 2006-2007 multi-state disease occurrence in the USA.  J. Gen. Virol. 91: 2286-2301.

Zhang, J., Go, Y. Y., MacLachlan, N. J., Meade, B. J., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2008.  Amino acid substitutions in the structural or nonstructural proteins of a vaccine strain of equine arteritis virus are associated with its attenuation.  Virology 378(2): 355-362.

Zhang, J., Timoney, P. J., MacLachlan, N. J., McCollum, W. H., and Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2008.  Persistent equine arteritis virus infection in HeLa cells.  J Virol. 82(17): 8456-8464.

Balasuriya, U. B. R., Snijder, E. J.,  Heidner, H. W., Zhang, J., Zevenhoven-Dobbe, C., Boone, J. D., McCollum, W. H., Timoney, P. J., and MacLachlan, N. J.  2007.  Development and characterization of an infectious cDNA clone of the virulent Bucyrus strain of equine arteritis virus.  J. Gen. Virol. 88:918-24. 

Zhang, J., Guy, J. S., Snijder, E. J., Denniston, D. A., Timoney, P. J., and Balasuriya, U. B. R. 2007.  Genomic characterization of equine coronavirus.  Virology 369(1):92-104.

Balasuriya, U. B. R., Dobbe, J. C., Heidner, H. W., Smalley, V. L., Navarrettee, A., Snijder, E. J., and MacLachlan, N. J. 2004.  Characterization of the neutralization determinants of equine arteritis virus using recombinant chimeric viruses and site-specific mutagenesis of an infectious cDNA clone.  Virology 321:235-46.

Book Chapters

Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Arteriviridae and Roniviridae.  In:  Veterinary Microbiology (Third edition).  Edited by S. McVey, M.M. Chengappa and M. Kennedy.  Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA. (in press).

Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Coronaviridae.  In:  Veterinary Microbiology (Third edition).   Edited by S. McVey, M.M. Chengappa and M. Kennedy.  Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA. (in press).

Balasuriya, U. B. R.  2012.  Equine viral arteritis. In: Infectious Diseases of the Horse (Second edition).  Edited by D. Sellon and M. Long, Saunders Elsevier. (in press).

Faaberg, K. S., Balasuriya, U. B. R., Brinton, M. A., Gorbalenya, A. E., Leung, F. C.-C., Nauwynck, H., Snijder, E. J., Stadejek, T., Yang, H., and Yoo, D.  2012.  Family Arteriviridae. In: Virus Taxonomy, Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Edited by A. M. Q. King, M. J. Adams, E. B. Carters, and E. J. Lefkowitz, London: Elsevier Academic Press, Nidovirales, pp 796-805.

Balasuriya, U. B. R., and MacLachlan, N. J.  2007.  Equine viral arteritis. In: Infectious Diseases of the Horse.  Edited by D. Sellon and M. Long, Saunders Elsevier, Chapter 14, pp 153-164.

MacLachlan, N. J., Balasuriya, U.B. R., Murtaugh, M. P., Barthold, S. W., and Lowenstine, L. J.  2007.  Arterivirus pathogenesis and immune response.  In: Nidoviruses. Edited by S. Perlman, American Society for Microbiology Press, Chapter 21, pp 325-337.

Balasuriya, U. B. R., and Snijder, E. J.  2007.  Arteriviruses.  In: Animal Viruses: Molecular Biology.  Edited by T. C. Mettenleiter and F. S. Caister, Academic Press, Chapter 3, pp 97-148.

MacLachlan, N. J., and Balasuriya, U.B. R.  2006.  Equine viral arteritis.  In: Advances in Experimental Biology, volume 581.  Edited by S. Perlman, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. pp 429-433 (Review).

Balasuriya, U. B. R., and Stott, J. L. 2004.  Coronaviridae and Arteriviridae.  In:  Veterinary Microbiology (Second edition).  Edited by D. C. Hirsh et al., Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IApp 383-397.

Balasuriya, U. B. R., Hedges, J. F., and MacLachlan, N. J.  2001.  Molecular epidemiology and evolution of equine arteritis virus.  In: Advances in Experimental Biology (The Nidoviruses).  Edited by E. Lavi et al.  Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.  pp 19-23.

Hedges, J. F., Balasuriya, U. B. R., Topol, J. B., Lee, D. W. and MacLachlan, N. J.  2001.  Genetic variation of ORF3 and 4 of equine arteritis virus.  In: Advances in Experimental Biology (The Nidoviruses), Edited by E. Lavi et al.,  Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.  pp 69-72.

 

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