Bulla, Camilo

Camilo Bulla, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine

Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
240 Wise Center Drive
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
Office: 662.325.1189
Fax : 662.325.4548
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  • D.V.M. – Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  • M.S. - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  • Ph.D. - Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
  • Clinical Pathology Residency - Michigan State University

Clinical Pathology

Cancer cells hijack the existent vascular network in order to get the necessary support for its fast growing cellular mass, in a process known by angiogenesis, that is also important for wound healing. Platelets are important in this process, but their role is not well understood. For the last three decades, much of the work in this field has relied on animal models with induced neoplastic disease. These animal models often fail to mimic the pathologic processes that are seen frequently in humans and dogs. Dogs naturally develop several neoplastic conditions with important characteristics such as, genetic alterations, and biologic behavior that are similar to comparable tumors in humans, making dogs an excellent model to study human cancer biology, including tumor growth, and metastasis. Dogs have been shown to be excellent models for several human cancers including bone cancer (osteosarcoma), breast cancer (mammary carcinoma), and lymphoma. Other practical advantages when considering naturally occurring tumors in dogs as a model for human disease include: a naturally shorter life span in dogs compared to humans, shorter survival times and faster evaluations of outcomes (tumor progression, behavior, response to therapy), and shared environments between humans and dogs. Another desirable side of systematically evaluating canine cancer patients, is that in finding better treatment options and early diagnostic tools for human cancers, we are also finding solutions for the veterinary counterpart of the same problem: canine tumor treatment and diagnostics.

  • Regulation of angiogenesis in cancer and healing process
  • Platelet production, activation and degranulation
  • Cancer diagnosis and prognostication
  • Molecular diagnosis techniques