Richard A. Bowen, DVM, PhD
Office: W113 ARBL Building, Foothills Campus
I teach physiology, genetics and biotechnology to undergraduate and veterinary students. I also work on a project to create a comprehensive Web-based hypertext for use in teaching pathophysiology.
Research Interests -- Infectious Disease
My current interests focus on viral diseases that affect domestic and wild animals and spillover into human populations. Current projects include:
Bunning ML, Bowen RA, Cropp CB, Sullivan GB, Davis BS, Komar N, Godsey M, Baker D, Hettler DL, Holmes DA, Biggerstaff GJ, Mitchell CJ. 2002. Experimental infection of horses with West Nile virus. Emerg Infect Dis 8:380-386.
Austgen LE, Bowen RA, Bunning ML, Davis BS, Mitchell CJ, Chang GJ. 2004. Experimental infection of cats and dogs with West Nile virus. Emerg Infect Dis. 10:82-86.
Weaver SC, Anishchenko M, Bowen R, Brault AC, Estrada-Franco JG, Fernandez Z, Greene I, Ortiz D, Paessler S, Powers AM. 2004. Genetic determinants of Venezuelan equine encephalitis emergence. Arch Virol 18:43-64.
Shankar V, Bowen RA, Davis A, Rupprecht CE, O'Shea TJ. 2004. Rabies in a captive colony of Big Brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus). J Wildlife Dis 40:403-413.
Siger L, Bowen R, Karaca K, Murray M, Gordy P, Loosmore S, Audonnet J, Nordgren R, Minke JM. 2004. Assessment of the efficacy of a single dose of a recombinant vaccine against West Nile Virus in response to natural challenge with West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in horses. Am J Vet Res 65:1459-1462.
Klenk K, Snow J, Morgan K, Bowen R, Stephens M, Foster F, Gordy P, Beckett S, Komar N, Gubler D, Bunning M. 2004. Juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) as amplifiers of West Nile virus. Emerg Infect Dis 10:2150-2155.
Brault AC, Langevin SA, Bowen RA, Panella NA, Biggerstaff BJ, Miller BR, Komar N. 2004. West Nile viral strains exhibit differential virulence for American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos). Emerg Infect Dis 10:2161-2168.
Teehee ML, Bunning ML, Stevens S, Bowen RA. 2005. Experimental infection of pigs with West Nile virus. Arch Virol 150:1249-1256.
Davis A, Bunning M, Gordy P, Panella N, Blitvich B, Bowen R. 2005. Experimental and natural infection of North American bats with West Nile virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:467-469.
Bowen RA, Rouge MM, Siger L, Minke JM, Nordgren R, Karaca K, Johnson J. 2006. Pathogenesis of West Nile virus infection in dogs treated with glucocorticoids. Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:670-673.
Anishchenko M, Bowen RA, Paessler S, Austgen L, Greene IP, Weaver SC. 2006. Venezuelan encephalitis emergence mediated by a phylogenetically predicted viral mutation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103:4994-4999.
Nemeth N, Gould D, Bowen R, Komar N. 2006. West Nile virus infection in five raptor species. J Wildlife Dis 42:1-13.
Nemeth NN, Bowen RA. 2007. Dynamics of passive immunity to West Nile virus in domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:310-317.
Ellison LE, O'Shea TJ, Neubaum DJ, Bowen RA. 2007. Factors influencing movement of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) in buildings. Ecol Applications 17:620-627.
Fine DL, Roberts BA, Teehee ML, Terpening SJ, Kelly CLH, Raetz JL, Baker DC, Powers AM, Bowen RA. 2007. Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus vaccine candidate (V3526) safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy in horses. Vaccine 25:1868-1876.
Bowen RA, Nemeth N. 2007. Experimental infections with West Nile virus. Curr Opinion Infect Dis 20:293-297.
Nemeth N, Oesterle P, Bowen R. 2008. Passive immunity to West Nile virus provides limited protection in a common passerine species. Am J Trop Med Hyg 79: 283-290.
Nemeth NA, Bosco-Lauth AM, Bowen RA. 2009. Cross protection between West Nile and Japanese Encephalitis viruses in red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). Avian Dis 53:421-425.
O'Shea TJ, Ellison LE, Neubaum DJ, Neubaum MA, Reynolds CA, Bowen RA. 2010. Recruitment in a Colorado population of big brown bats: breeding probabilities, litter size, and first-year survival. J Mammalogy 91:418–428.
Nemeth NM, Bosco-Lauth AM, Sciulli RH, Gose RB, Nagata MT, Bowen RA. 2010. Serosurveillance for Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses in resident birds in Hawaii. J Wildlife Dis 46:659–664.