Tamara Gull, DVM, MS, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor

Section Head, Bacteriology/Mycology, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL)

  • BA(Hons), Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • DVM, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • PhD, Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station TX
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Bacteriology/Mycology and Immunology)
Tamara Gull

Building Address: D216 Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
Phone Number: (573) 882-0106 (office), (573) 884-9245 (bacteriology lab)
Email: tgull@missouri.edu


As a board-certified veterinary microbiologist, I oversee the Bacteriology and Mycology section of the VMDL.  We assist our stakeholders in the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and fungal diseases in multiple domestic and wild animal species.  My section works closely with the other sections within the VMDL to provide comprehensive diagnostic services to our clients.


Bacterial infectious diseases of domestic species and the host response.  Organisms of interest include Mycoplasma, Salmonella and Actinobacillus spp.  Additionally, research into animal protection during disasters.


V-PBIO 6647 Bacteriology, Mycology and Antimicrobial Use, Pathology Block
V-PBIO 5601/ V_PBIO 8601 Outbreak Training Scenario, Animals in Emergencies & Basic Emergency Response Training for Vet Students


Khare S, Lawhon SD, Drake KL, Nunes JE, Figueiredo JF, Rossetti CA, Gull T, Everts RE, Lewin HA, Galindo CL, Garner HR and Adams LG. Systems biology analysis of gene expression during in vivo Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis enteric colonization reveals role for immune tolerance. PLoS ONE, 7(8):e42127, 2012.

Gull TAnimals in Disaster, Chapter 15 in Social Vulnerability to Disaster, 2nd Ed.  Edited by Deborah S.K.Thomas, Brenda D. Phillips, Alice Fothergill and William Lovekamp.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013.

Rossetti CA; Drake KL; Siddavatam P; Lawhon SD; Nunes JES; Gull T; Khare S; Everts RE; Lewin HA; Adams LG. Systems Biology Analysis of Brucella Infected Peyer’s Patch Reveals Rapid Invasion with Modest Transient Perturbations of the Host Transcriptome. PLoS ONE 8(12):e81719, 2013.

Phillips B, Greene D; Gull T; Neal D, Wikle T, Forsyth A, Fleming M, Drain E, Yearwood C, Koether B, Shunn B, Blasi A, Wagner D, Webster C, Findley D. Animal Protection in Disasters. Quick Response Report #235, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2013. http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/research/qr/submitted/phillips_2013.pdf

Gull T, French RA, Gorton TS, Burrage TG, Prozesky L, Geary SJ and Adams LG. Models of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia: evaluation of two novel strains. The Open Veterinary Science Journal 7, pp23-33, 2013.

Snider TA*, Gull T*, Jackson TA, Martinez-Becerra FJ, Picking DR, Picking WD and Picking WL. Experimental Salmonellosis Challenge Model in Older Calves. Veterinary Microbiology 170(1):65-72, 2013. *equal contribution

Smith K, Maxwell L, Gull T, Payton M and Gilmour M. Stability of 1% voriconazole solution in a constant rate infusion pump for topical ocular delivery to horses. Veterinary Ophthalmology 17 Suppl 1:82-9,2014.

Simpson KM, Streeter RN, Taylor JD and Gull T. Bacteremia in the pedal circulation following regional intravenous perfusion of 2% lidocaine in cattle with deep digital sepsis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 245(5):565-70, 2014.

Gull T. Candidiasis. In The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult- Ruminant, 2nd ed. Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2017.

Gull T. Melioidosis. In The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult- Ruminant, 2nd ed. Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2017.

Gull T. Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. In The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult- Ruminant, 2nd ed. Wiley, Hoboken NJ, 2017.

Khare S, Drake KL, Lawhon SD, Nunes JES, Figueiredo JF, Rossetti CA, Gull T, Everts RE, Lewin HA, and Adams LG. Systems Analysis of Early Host Gene Expression Provides Clues for Transient Mycobacterium avium spp avium vs. Persistent Mycobacterium avium spp paratuberculosis Intestinal Infections. PLOS One 11(9), 2016.

Rossetti CA, Drake KL, Lawhon SD, Nunes J, Gull T, Khare S and Adams LG. Systems Biology Analysis of Temporal In Vivo Brucella melitensis Gene Expression during Bovine Host Infection. Front Microbiol 8:1275, 2017.