Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos

Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos

Professor of Immunology

University of Aberystwyth, UK







Network Management Board member 2018+, Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

TB, animal models, vaccines, T-cells


Key Publications:

Vordermeier,,H.M., Jones, G.J., Buddle, B.M., Hewinson, R.G. and Villarreal-Ramos, B. (2016) Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle: Vaccines, DIVA Tests, and Host Biomarker Annual Review of Animal Biosciences; 4 (4): 87-109. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-animal-021815-111311.

Salguero, F. J., Gibson, S., Garcia-Jimenez, W., Gough, J., Strickland, T. S., Vordermeier, H. M. and Villarreal-Ramos, B. (2016) Differential Cell Composition and Cytokine Expression Within Lymph Node Granulomas from BCG-Vaccinated and Non-vaccinated Cattle Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium bovis. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12561.

Metcalfe, H. J., Steinbach, S., Jones, Gareth J., Connelley, T., Morrison, W.I., Vordermeier, M. and Villarreal-Ramos, B. (2016). Protection associated with a TB vaccine is linked to increased frequency of Ag85A-specific CD4(+) T cells but no increase in avidity for Ag85A. Vaccine; 34 (38): 4520-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.07.055.

Blunt, L., Hogarth, P. J., Kaveh, D. A., Webb, P., Villarreal-Ramos, B. and Vordermeier H.M. (2015) Phenotypic characterization of bovine memory cells responding to mycobacteria in IFN gamma enzyme linked immunospot assays. Vaccine; 33 (51): 7276-7282 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.10.113.

Gillian, D. S., Clifford, D., Whelan, A. O. Tchilian, E. Z., Beverley, P.C., Salguero, F.J., Xing, Z., Vordermeier, H. M. and Villarreal-Ramos, B. (2015) Protection Induced by Simultaneous Subcutaneous and Endobronchial Vaccination with BCG/BCG and BCG/Adenovirus Expressing Antigen 85A against Mycobacterium bovis in Cattle. PLoS One; 10 (11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142270.