University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Gomis, Susantha

Head and Professor (Sabbatical leave January 1 - June 30, 2016)
Veterinary Pathology
Office Location: WCVM 1730
Phone: 306.966.7299
Fax: 306.966.7439

Academic Credentials

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Research Interests


  • Schwean-Lardner K., Fancher B. I., Gomis S., Van Kessel A., Dalal S., and H.L. Classen. Effect of day length on cause of mortality, leg health, and ocular health in broilers. Poultry Science. 92: 1-11, 2013.
  • Dar, M.A., Gomis, S., Shirley, I., Mutwiri, G., Brownlie, R., Potter, A., Gerdts, V., and S. Tikoo. Pathotypic and molecular characterization of a fowl adenovirus associated with Inclusion Body Hepatitis in Saskatchewan chickens. Avian Dis. 56(1):73-81, 2012.
  • Charavaryamath C, Fries P, Gomis S, Bell C, Doig K, Guan L, Potter A, Napper S,       Griebel PJ. Mucosal changes in a long-term bovine intestinal segment model following removal of ingesta and microflora. Gut Microbes 2(3): 134-144, 2011.
  • Wilson HL, Kovacs-Nolan J, Latimer L, Buchanan R, Gomis S, Babiuk L, van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk S. A novel triple adjuvant formulation promotes strong, Th1-biased immune responses and significant antigen retention at the site of injection. Vaccine. 28(52):8288-99, 2010.
  • Bhat A., Gomis S., Potter A. and S. Tikoo. Role of Hsp90 in CpG-ODN  mediated immunostimulation in avian macrophages. Molecular Immunology 47(6): 1337-1346, 2010.
  • Dar A., Allan b., Gomis S., Potter A., and G. Mutwiri. Immunotherapeutic potential of CpG oligonucleotides in chickens. J. Poult. Sci. 46: 69-80, 2009.
  • Taghavi, A., Allan, B., Mutviri, G., Van Kessel, A., Babiuk, L., Potter, A. Willson, P., and S. Gomis. Protection of neonatal broiler chicks against Salmonella typhimurium septicemia by DNA containing CpG motifs. Avian Diseases 52:398-406. 2008.
  • Taghavi, A., Allan, B., Mutviri, G., Van Kessel, A., Marianna Foldvari, M. Babiuk, L., Potter, A. Willson, P., and S. Gomis. Enhancement of immunoprotective effect of CpG-ODN by formulation with polyphophazines against E. coli septicemia in neonatal chickens. Curr Drug Deliv 6:76-82. 2009.
  • Patel, B., Gomis, S., Dar, A., Willson, P., Babiuk, L., Potter, A., G. Mutwiri, and S. Tikoo. Oligodeoxynucleotides containing CpG motifs (CpG-ODN) induced cytokine and chemokine gene expression in neonatal chickens. Dev Comp Immunol. 32(9):1041-9. 2008.
  • Ojkic D., Martin E., Swinton J., Vaillancourt J., Boulianne M., and S. Gomis. Genotyping of Canadian isolates of fowl adenoviruses. Avian Pathology 37(1): 95-100. 2008.
  • Gomis, S., Babiuk, L., Allan, B., Willson, P., Waters, E., Hecker, R., and A. Potter. Protection of chickens against a lethal challenge of Escherichia coli by a vaccine containing CpG oligodeoxynucleotides as an adjuvant. Avian Dis. 51:78-83. 2007.