Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jerold Bell

Clinical Associate Professor

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  • DVM - New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University - 1982
  • BS - Michigan State University - 1977
  1. Bell JS, Cavanaugh KE, Tilley LP, Smith WK. Veterinary Medical Guide to Dog and Cat Breeds. Jackson WY, Teton New Media. 2012.
  2. Downs LM, Bell JS, Freeman J, Hartley C, Hayward LJ, Mellersh CS. Late-onset progressive retinal atrophy in the Gordon and Irish Setter breeds is associated with a frameshift mutation in C2orf71. Anim Genet. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02379.x. [Epub ahead of print] 2012 Jun 12.
  3. Keller GG, Dziuk E, Bell JS. How the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is tackling inherited disorders in the USA: using hip and elbow dysplasia as examples. Vet J. 189(2):197-202, 2011 Aug.
  4. Bell JS. Researcher responsibilities and genetic counseling for pure-bred dog populations. Vet J. 189(2):234-5, 2011 Aug.
  5. Urkasemsin G, Linder KE, Bell JS, de Lahunta A, Olby NJ.Hereditary cerebellar degeneration in Scottish terriers. J Vet Intern Med. 24(3):565-70, 2010 May-Jun.
  6. Oberbauer AM, Bell JS, Belanger JM, Famula TR. Genetic evaluation of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog. BMC Vet Res. 2;2:15, 2006 May.
  7. Morton LD, Sanecki RK, Gordon DE, Sopiarz RL, Bell JS, Sakas PS. Juvenile renal disease in miniature schnauzer dogs. Vet Pathol. 27(6):455-8, 1990 Nov.
  8. de Lahunta A, Fenner WR, Indrieri RJ, Mellick PW, Gardner S, Bell JS. Hereditary cerebellar cortical abiotrophy in the Gordon Setter. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 177(6):538-41, 1980 Sep 15.

General Research Interests

  • Clinical Genetics