Gad Baneth
Gad Baneth
Date of Birth:
August 20th, 1959
Place of Birth:
Jerusalem, Israel
School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100
B.Sc. in Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, HebrewUniversity.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University.
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Raleigh, NC, USA.
Clinical Lecturer
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Associate Professor
Full Professor
Member of the KuvinCenter for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. The HebrewUniversityHadassahSchool of Medicine.
Head of the Small Animal Internal Medicine, KoretSchool of Veterinary Medicine. HebrewUniversity.
Member of the Curriculum Committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.
Academic coordinator for the 2nd year class, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.
Chairman, sub-committee for new candidates for academic positions. Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University.
Member, Postgraduate Education Committee (DVM/PhD track). Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University.
Head of the joint Veterinary and Animal Sciences graduate studies Department.
Chairman, Academic Development Committee, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University.
Director, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.

Prof. Baneth graduated from the Hebrew University School of Veterinary Medicine in Israel in 1990. He did a Small Animal internship and residency at the HebrewUniversity until 1994 followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North CarolinaStateUniversity during 1994 and 1995. He received a PhD in veterinary parasitology from the HebrewUniversity in 2000. Prof. Baneth is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP), as Associate Member of the European College of Veterinary Parasitology (EVPC) and served as head of the Small Animal Internal MedicineDepartment at the Hebrew University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Prof. Baneth’s research interests focus on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of veterinary and zoonotic vector-borne infectious diseases. He is a member of the: editorial board of the Journal Veterinary Parasitology, chairman of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Board of Directors – Israeli Society for Parasitology, Protozoology and Tropical Diseases (ISPPTD), and vice president of the LeishVet group for standardization of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of canine leishmanioasis.

Prof. Baneth heads a laboratory for the research of vector-borne diseases which also provides diagnostic services for parasitic and vector-brone pathogens. Prof,. Baneth’s research is funded by several international and national funding agencies including the European Community, US-NIAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Israel Science Foundation, Israeli Ministries of Health and Environmental Protection. He has extensive research collaborations with the HebrewUniversityMedicalSchool, ChariteUniversity in Berlin, Germany, European and AmericanVeterinarySchools, The Pasteur Institute of Tunis and Al Quds University in the Palestinian Authority. He is also involved in research on parasitic zoonoses in the developing world including Ethiopia and Uzbekistan.

Member of the Scientific Council, Israel Veterinary Medicine Association.
Organizer, Palestinian-Israeli workshop on “Leishmaniasis and GIS”, Sponsored by the USAID-CDR program.
Board Member, ESVIM (European Society for Veterinary Internal Medicine).
Member, Board of Directors, Israel Society for Parasitology, Protozoology and Tropical Diseases (ISPPTD).
Veterinary Parasitology – Member, Journal Editorial Advisory Board.
Member and vice-president (2008) of LeishVet – European Organization of Academic Veterinarians for Standardization of Diagnosis, Therapy and Prevention of Canine Leishmaniosis.
Member, Board of Directors – International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID).
Member, World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).
Chairman, World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).
Scientific organizing committee – Workshop on “Human-Animal Interactions in the Circum Mediterranean Area: Interdisciplinary approach to Zoonotic Diseases”. 27-28 May 2008. Centre Recherche Francais de Jerusalem, Israel.
Symposium Organizer – The LeishVet symposium on Canine Leishmaniosis. The WorldLeish 4 congress. 6 February 2009. Lucknow, India.
Head of Expert Advisory Group (EAG V) on Parasitic Zoonotic Pathogens. The European community FP7 Program Companion Animals Multisctorial, Interprofessional, and Interdisciplinary Strategic Think tank on Zoonoses (CALLISTO).
Symposium Organizer – “Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases” The European Multicolloquium of Parasitology XI (EMOP XI) 26 July 2012. Cluj, Romania.
Symposium Organizer – The LeishVet symposium on Canine Leishmaniosis. The WorldLeish 5 congress. May 14th 2013. Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Head of Work Group (WG5) on “Rare and emerging vector-borne pathogens”. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action TD1303 European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections (EURNEGVEC).
Advisor to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on leishmaniosis (The Leishmaniosis Mandate).
Workshop organizer. The Israeli Palestinian Workshop on Tick-Borne Diseases and Leishmaniasis, April 6th, 2014. Biankini Beach, Dead Sea, Israel.

      Baneth G, Mathew JS, Shkap V, Macintire DK, Barta JR, Ewing SA (2003). Canine hepatozoonosis:  two disease syndromes caused by separate Hepatozoon  species. Trends Parasitol. 19: 27-31.

      Strauss-Ayali D, Jaffe CL, Burshtain O, Gonen L, Baneth G.(2004) Polymerase Chain reaction using noninvasively obtained samples, for the detection of Leishmania infantum DNA in dogs. J. Infect. Dis. 89: 1729-1733.

      Harrus S, Baneth G (2005). Drivers for the emergence and reemergence of vector-borne protozoal and rickettsial organisms. Int. J. Parasitol. 35: 1309-1318.

      Baneth G, Samish M, Shkap V. (2007). Life cycle of Hepatozoon canis (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) in the Tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Domestic dog (Canis familiaris). J. Parasitol. 93: 283-299.

      Strauss-Ayali D, Baneth G, Jaffe CL. (2007). Splenic immune responses  during canine visceral leishmaniasis. Vet. Res. 38: 547-564.

      Baneth G, Koutinas AF,  Solano-Gallego L, Bourdeau P, Ferrer L. (2008) Canine leishmaniosis- New Concepts and Insights on an Expanding Zoonosis – part one. Trends Parasitol. 24:324-330.

      Solano-Gallego L, Koutinas A, Miró G, Cardoso L, PennisiMG, Ferrer L, BourdeauP, OlivaG, Baneth G. (2009). Directions for the diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment and prevention of canine leishmaniosis. Vet. Parasitol.165:

      Henn JB, Chomel BB, Boulouis HJ, Kasten RW, Murray WL, Bar-Gal G, King R, Courreau JF, Baneth G. (2009).Bartonella rochalimea in Raccoons, Coyotes, and Red Foxes. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 15: 1984-1987.

      Talmi-Frank D, Jaffe CL, Nasereddin A, Warburg A, King R, Svobodova M, Peleg, Baneth G. (2010). Leishmania tropica in Rock Hyraxes (Procavia capensis) in a Focus of Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 82: 814-818.

      Talmi-Frank D, Nasereddin A, Schnur LF, Schönian G,Özensoy Töz S, Jaffe CL,Baneth G.(2010).Detection and Identification of Old World Leishmania by High Resolution Melt Analysis. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 12;4(1):e581

      Talmi-Frank D, Kedem N, King R, Kahila Bar-Gal G, Edery N,  Jaffe CL, Baneth G. (2010) Leishmania tropica Infection in Golden Jackals (Canis aureus) and Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Israel. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 16: 1973-1975 Talmi-Frank D, Jaffe CL, Nasereddin A, Warburg A, King R, Svobodova M, Peleg O, and Baneth G. (2010). Leishmania tropica in Rock Hyraxes (Procavia capensis) in a Focus of Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 82: 814-818.

      Otranto D, Dantas-Torres F, Weigl S,LatrofaMS, Stanneck D, DecaprariisD, CapelliG and Baneth G. (2011).Diagnosis of Hepatozoon canis in young dogs by cytology and PCR. Parasit. Vectors, 4: 55.

      Kovalenko DA, Razakov SA, Ponirovsky EN, Warburg A, Nasyrova RM, Ponomareva VI, Fatullaeva AA, Nasereddin A, Klement E, Alam MZ, Schnur LF, Jaffe CL, Schönian G,and Baneth G. (2011). Canine leishmaniosis and its relationship to human visceral leishmaniasis in Eastern Uzbekistan. Parasit. Vectors, 4: 58.

      Solano-Gallego L, and Baneth G. (2011). Babesiosis in dogs and cats- expanding parasitological and clinical spectra. Vet. Parasitol. 181: 48-60.

      Baneth G. (2011) Perspectives on canine and feline hepatozoonosis. Vet. Parasitol. 181: 3-11.

      Martinez-Subiela S,Strauss-Ayali D, Cerón JJ, and BanethG (2011). Acute phase protein response in experimental canine leishmaniosis. Vet. Parasitol. 180: 197-202.

      Solano-Gallego L, MiróG, KoutinasA, Cardoso L, Pennisi MG, FerrerL, BourdeauP, OlivaG, and BanethG. (2011). LeishVet guidelines for the practical management of canine leishmaniosis. Parasit. Vectors.4: 86.

      Talmi-Frank D,  Jaffe  CL, Nasereddin A, Baneth G (2012).Leishmania tropica experimental infection in the rat using luciferase-transfected parasites. Vet. Parasitol. 187: 57-62.

      BerlinD, Nasereddin A, Azmi K, Ereqat S, Abdeen Z, Eyal O, Baneth  G. (2012).Prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi in horses in Israel evaluated by serology and reverse dot blot. Res.Vet, Sci, 93: 1225-1230.

      Dantas-Torres F, Solano-Gallego L, Baneth G, Ribeiro VM, de Paiva-Cavalcanti M, Otranto D. (2012). Canine leishmaniosis in the Old and New Worlds: unveiled similarities and differences. Trends Parasitol. 28: 531-538.

      Rudoler N, Baneth G, Eyal O, van Straten M, Harrus S. (2012). Evaluation of an attenuated strain of Ehrlichia canis as a vaccine for canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. Vaccine. 31: 226– 233.

      Yisaschar-Mekuzas Y, Jaffe C.L, Pastor J, Cardoso L, Baneth G. (2013). Identification of Babesia species infecting dogs using reverse line blot hybridization for six canine piroplasms, and evaluation of co-infection by other vector-borne pathogens. Vet. Parasitol. 191: 367– 373.

      Eiras DF, Belén Craviotto M, Vezzanic D, Eyal O, Baneth G. (2013) First description of natural Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys infections in dogs from Argentina. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis.  36: 169-173.

      Cardoso L, Cortes HC, Reis A, Rodrigues P, Simões M, Lopes AP, Vila-Viçosa MJ, Talmi-Frank D, Eyal O, Solano-Gallego L, Baneth G. (2013) Prevalence of Babesia microti-like infection in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal. Vet. Parasitol. 196: 90– 95.

      Kamani J, BanethG, MumcuogluKY, WaziriNE, EyalO,  GuthmannY, Harrus S (2013). Molecular detection and characterization of tick-borne pathogens in dogs and ticks from Nigeria.PLoS Negl Trop Dis.7(3): e2108.

      Baneth G, Sheiner A, Eyal, O, Hahn S, Beaufils JP, Anug Y, Talmi-Frank D (2013). Redescription of Hepatozoon felis (apicomplexa: hepatozoidae) based on phylogenetic analysis, tissue and blood form morphology, and possible transplacental transmission.Parasit Vectors. 6: 102.

      Baneth G. (2013). Canine leishmaniasis: Bridging science, public health and politics. Vet J. 198: 9-10.

      Martinez-Subiela S, Cerón JJ, Strauss-Ayali D, Garcia-Martinez JD,  Tecles F, Tvarijonaviciute A, Caldin M, Baneth G (2014). Serum ferritin and paraoxonase-1 in canine leishmaniosis. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 37: 23-29.

      Rojas A, Rojas D, Montenegro V, Gutiérrez R, Yasur D, Baneth G (2014). Vector-borne pathogens in dogs from Costa Rica: first molecular description of Babesia vogeli and Hepatozoon canis infections with a high prevalence of monocytic ehrlichiosis and the manifestations of co-infection. Vet. Parasitol. 199: 121-128.

      Gebrekidan H, Hailu A, Kassahun A, Rohoušová I , Maia C, Talmi-Frank D, Warburg A, Baneth G (2014). Theileria infection in domestic ruminants in Northern Ethiopia. Vet. Parasitol. 200: 31-38.

      Baneth G, Zivotofsky D, Nachum-Biala Y, Yasur-Landau D, Botero AM (2014) Mucocutaneous Leishmania tropica infection in a dog from a human cutaneous leishmaniasis focus.Parasit. Vectors 7: 118.

      Baneth G (2014). Tick-borne infections of animals and humans: a common ground. Int J Parasitol. 44: 591–596.

      143. Eiras DF, Craviotto MB, Baneth G, Moré G (2014). First report of Rangelia vitalii infection (canine rangeliosis) in Argentina. Parasitol Int. 63: 729-734.

      Baneth G, Harrus S, Gal A, Aroch I(2015). Canine vector-borne co-infections: Ehrlichia canis and Hepatozoon canis in the same host monocytes. Vet Parasitol. 208: 30-34.

      Cardoso L, Gilad M, Cortes HCE, Nachum-Biala Y,  Lopes  AP, Vila-Viçosa  MJ, Simões M, Rodrigues PA, Baneth G. (2015). First report of Anaplasma platys infection in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis and Leishmania infantum in foxes from Portugal. Parasit Vectors. 8(1):144.

      Rojas A, Rojas D, Montenegro VM, Baneth G. (2015). Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and other arthropod-borne filarioids by an HRM real-time qPCR,blood-concentrating techniques and a serological assay in dogs from Costa Rica.Parasit Vectors. 8(1):170.

      Rudoler N, Harrus S, Martinez-Subiela S, Tvarijonaviciute A, van Straten M, Cerón JJ, Baneth G. (2015). Comparison of the acute phase protein and antioxidant responses in dogs vaccinated against canine monocytic ehrlichiosis and naive-challenged  dogs. Parasit Vectors. 8(1):175.

      Baneth G, Florin-Christensen M, Cardoso L, Schnittger L. (2015).Reclassification of Theileria annae as Babesia vulpes sp. nov. Parasit Vectors. 8(1):207.

      Pennisi MG, Cardoso L, Baneth G, Bourdeau P, Koutinas A, Miró G, Oliva G, Solano-Gallego L. (2015). Leishvet update and recommendations on feline leishmaniosis. Parasit Vectors. 8(1):302.

      Rohousova I, Talmi-Frank D, Kostalova T, Polanska N, Lestinova T, Kassahun A, Yasur-Landau D, Maia C, King R, Votypka J, Jaffe CL, Warburg A, Hailu A, Volf P, Baneth G. (2015). Exposure to Leishmania spp. and sand flies in domestic animals in northwestern Ethiopia. Parasit Vectors. 8(1):360.

      Baneth G, Thamsborg SM, Otranto D, Guillot J, Blaga R, Deplazes P, Solano-Gallego L. (2016). Major Parasitic Zoonoses Associated with Dogs and Cats in Europe. J Comp Pathol. 155: S54-S74.

      Yasur-Landau D, Jaffe CL, David L, Baneth G. (2016). Allopurinol Resistance in Leishmania infantum from Dogs with Disease Relapse. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 10(1):e0004341.

      Baneth G, Nachum-Biala Y, Shabat Simon M, Brenner O, Gaier S, Rojas A, Yasur-Landau D. (2016). Leishmania major infection in a dog with cutaneous manifestations. Parasit Vectors. 9:246.

      Dumitrache MO, Nachum-Biala Y, Gilad M, Mircean V, Cazan CD, Mihalca AD, Baneth G. (2016). The quest for canine leishmaniasis in Romania: the presence of an autochthonous focus with subclinical infections in an area where disease occurred. Parasit Vectors. 9:297