Calvin Keeler

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Calvin Keeler

Professor of Molecular Virology

Office location:
531 S. College Avenue
040 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

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  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County: 1987
  • M.S., Microbiology, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University: 1979
  • B.S., Biology, Tufts University: 1972

Current courses

  • ANSC 165 – Freshman 1st Year Experience
  • ANSC 265 – Sophomore Seminar

Professional activities

  • Member, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 1978-present
  • Member, American Society for Virology (ASV), 1988-present
  • Member, Poultry Science Association (PSA), 1988-present
  • Associate member, American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP), 1991-present
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1992-present

Kim, D.K., Kim, C.H., Lamont, S.J., Keeler, C.L. and H.S. Lillehoj. (2009) Gene expression profiles of two B‐complex disparate, genetically inbred Fayoumi chicken lines that differ in susceptibility to Eimeria maxima. Poultry Science 88:1565‐1579.

Kim, C.H., H.S. Lillehoj, T.W. Bliss, C.L. Keeler, Y.H. Hong, D.W. Park, M. Yamage, W. Min and E.P. Lillehoj. (2008) Construction and application of an avian intestinal intraepithelial lymphocyte cDNA microarray (AVIELA) for gene expression profiling during Eimeria maxima infection. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 124:341‐354.

Lavric, M., M.N. Maughan, T.W. Bliss, J.E. Dohms, D. Bencina, C.L. Keeler, Jr. and M. Narat. (2007) Gene expression modulation of chicken macrophages infected by Mycoplasma synoviae or Escherichia coli. Veterinary Microbiology (in press).

Lillehoj, H.S., C.L. Keeler, Jr. and C.-H. Kim. (2007) Immunogenomics approach to study host innate immunity against intestinal parasites. Poultry Science. 86:1491-1500.

Keeler, C.L., Jr., T.W. Bliss, M. Lavric and M.N. Maughan. (2007) A functional genomics approach to the study of avian innate immunity Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 117:139-145.

Dalloul, R.A., T.W. Bliss, Y.-H. Hung, I. Ben-Chouikha, D.W. Park, C.L. Keeler, Jr. and H.S. Lillehoj. (2007) Unique responses of the avian macrophage to different species of Eimeria. Molecular Immunology 44:558-566.

Thureen, D.R. and C. L. Keeler, Jr. (2006) Psittacid herpesvirus 1 and infectious laryngotracheitis virus: Comparative analysis of two avian alphaherpesviruses. Journal of Virology. 80:7863-7872.

Bliss, T.W., J.E. Dohms, M.G. Emara and C.L. Keeler, Jr. (2005) Gene expression profiling of avian macrophage activation. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 105:289-299.

Whetzel, P.L., L.L. Hnatow, C.L. Keeler, Jr. and J.E. Dohms. (2003) Transposon mutagenesis of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Plasmid 49:34-43 .

Underwood, R.M., R.J. Crockett, R.R.Roth, C.L. Keeler, Jr. and M.S. Parcells. (2002) A comparison of flow cytometry and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) as sexing techniques. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:239-245.