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Aspinas   Chapwanya BVSc, BSc, MVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Theriogenology


Education

 

BSC Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe
BVSC Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe
MVM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin
PHD School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin

 

Publication Highlights

Moraes C, Maia L,  Dias Camargos M, de Oliveira E,  Dell´Aqua CPF, Chapwanya A da Cruz Landim F, Oba E. 2017. Shotgun proteomic analysis of the secretome of bovine endometrial mesenchymal progenitor/stem cells challenged with bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2017.03.007

Moraes C, Maia L,  Dias Camargos M, Dell´Aqua CPF, da Cruz Landim F, Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2016. Bovine endometrial cells: a source of mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells. Cell Biology International doi: 10.1002/cbin.10688

Chapwanya AAbubakar YUIrons PC. 2016. Comparative aspects of immunity and vaccination in human and bovine trichomoniasis: A Review. Tropical Animal Health and Production 48(1):1-7. doi: 10.1007/s11250-015-0909-1

Moraes C, Maia L , Martins de Queiroz C, Sudano MJ, Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2016. Temporal histologic evaluation of the endometrium of Nelore cows (Bos Taurus Indicus) in Southeast Brazil treated with Cloprostenol Sodium at the postpartum. Brazilian Journal of Hygiene and Animal Sanity 10(3): 351 – 363

Foley C, Chapwanya A, Callanan JJ, Whiston R, Miranda-CasoLuengo R, Lu J,  Meijer WG,  Lynn DJ, O'Farrelly C, Meade KG. 2015. Integrated analysis of the local and systemic changes preceding the development of post-partum cytological endometritis. BMC Genomics 16:1050. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2205-x

Samper JC, Stanford MS, French HM, Chapwanya A. 2016. Post-breeding inflammation in mares after insemination with large and low doses of fresh or frozen semen. Pferdeheilkunde 32(1):24-26.

Kanengoni AT, Chimonyo M, Tasara T, Cormican P, Chapwanya A, Ndimba B, Dzama K. 2015. Genomic analysis of faecal microbial populations of South African Windsnyer-type indigenous pigs (SAWIP) and Large White x Landrace (LWxLR) crosses fed diets containing ensiled maize cobs. FEMS Microbiology Letter 362(13):fnv100. doi:10.1093/femsle/fnv100.

Esposito G, Irons PC, Webb EC, Chapwanya A. 2013. Interactions between negative energy balance, metabolic diseases, uterine health and immune response in transition dairy cows: A Review. Animal Reproduction 144(3-4):60-71. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2013.11.007Whelehan CJBarry-Reidy AMeade KGEckersall PDChapwanya ANarciandi FLloyd ATO'Farrelly C. 2014. Characterisation of the Cathelicidin gene repertoire and expression profile in cattle. BMC Genomics 15:128. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-128

Foley C, Chapwanya A, Creevey C, Narciandi F, Morris D, Kenny E, Cormican P, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG. 2013. Global endometrial transcriptomic profiling during involution: transient immune activation precedes tissue proliferation and repair in postpartum healthy beef cows. BMC Genomics 13:489 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-489

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Doherty ML, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C. 2011. Escherichia coli induce acute phase proteins (APPs) production by bovine endometrial epithelial cells in vitro. Veterinary Immunology & Immunopathology. doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2012.09.042

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Foley C, Narciandi F, Evans ACO, Doherty ML, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C. 2012. The postpartum endometrial inflammatory response: a normal physiological event with potential implications for bovine fertility. Reproduction, Fertility & Development. (8):1028-39 doi: 10.1071/RD11153.

Narciandi F, Lloyd AT, Chapwanya A, O'Farrelly C, Meade KG 2011. Reproductive tissue-specific expression profiling and genetic variation across a 19 gene bovine β-defensin cluster. Immunogenetics. DOI 10.1007/s00251-011-0551-7.

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Stanley P, Narciandi F, Mee JF, Doherty ML, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C. 2010. Endometrial biopsy – a useful clinical and research tool in bovine reproduction. Theriogenology 73: 988-994.

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Doherty ML, Callanan, JJ, Mee JF, O’Farrelly C. 2009. Histopathological and molecular evaluation of Holstein-Friesian cows postpartum: toward an improved understanding of uterine innate immunity. Theriogenology 71(9): 1396–1407.

Chapwanya A, Clegg T, Stanley P, Vaughan L. 2008. Comparison of the Immulite and RIA assay methods for measuring peripheral blood progesterone levels in Greyhound bitches. Theriogenology 70(5): 795-799.

Cormican P, Meade KG, Calahane S, Narciandi F, Chapwanya A, Lloyd AT, O’Farrelly C. 2008. Evolution, expression and effectiveness in a cluster of novel bovine beta-defensins. Immunogenetics 60 (3-4): 147-156.

Chapwanya A, Callanan JJ, Larkin HA, Keenan LRJ, Vaughan L. 2008. Breeding soundness evaluation of bulls by semen analysis, testicular fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and trans-scrotal ultrasonography. Irish Vet J 61 (5): 315-318.

Chapwanya A.  2008. Uterine disease in dairy cows: classification, diagnosis and key roles for veterinarians. Irish Vet J 61 (3): 183-187.

Conference Proceedings (International)   

Blake Miller, Paolo Nanni, Jonas Grossman, Tanya Kilminster, Tim Scanlon, Matthew Daniels , John Milton, Chris Oldham, Johan Greef, Aspinas Chapwanya, Don Bergfelt, Andre de Almeida. 2017. Ovine liver proteome: assessing mechanisms of seasonal weight loss between two breeds. 5th International Conference on Analytical Proteomics. Lisbon, Portugal.

Adnane M, Chapwanya A, O’Farrelly C and Meade KG. 2016. Inflammatory mediator measurement in vaginal mucus: towards prediction of bovine endometritis postpartum. The Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW) Annual meeting. Dublin Ireland.

Moraes C, Maia L, Dias Camargos M, Dell´Aqua CPF, da Cruz Landim F, Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2016. Immunophenotypic Analysis and Cloning Efficiency of Bovine Mesenchymal Progenitor/Stem Cells. Czech Society for Cell Biology, Prague, Czech.

Moraes C, Maia L, Dias Camargos M, Dell´Aqua CPF, da Cruz Landim F, Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2016. Proteomic analysis of the secretome from bovine endometrial progenitor cells challenged or not with bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Tecnologia de Embriões. Brazil.

Brewer A, Lim J, Chapwanya A, O’Farrelly C and Meade KG. 2016. Defining the inflammatory gene signature associated with endometritis in bovine endometrial epithelial cells. The Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work (AVTRW) Annual meeting. Dublin Ireland.

Lim J, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG, Chapwanya A. 2015. Analysis of Systemic Changes in Cows with Subclinical Endometritis. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Gdansk, Poland.

Moraes C, Maia L,  Dias Camargos M, Dell´Aqua CPF, da Cruz Landim F, Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2015. Analysis of viability of stromal cell from bovine endometrial tissue cryopreserved with different media. American Congress on Reproduction, Chicago, USA.

Brewer A, Chapwanya A, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG. 2015. Inflammatory gene signatures of bovine endometrial epithelial cells in association with endometritis. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Gdansk, Poland.

 Foley C, Chapwanya A,  Callanan JJ,  Miranda R,  Meijer WG,  Lynn DJ,  O’Farrelly C,  Meade KG. 2014. Local and Systemic Immune Profiles at Day 7 Post-Partum Identify Dairy Cows at Risk of Uterine Disease. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Olsztyn, Poland.

Esposito G, Chapwanya A Webb EC,  Irons PC. 2014. Possible markers of uterine and metabolic health in transition dairy cows. ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting. South Africa

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Doherty ML, Callanan JJ, Mee JF, O’Farrelly C. 2008. Clinical, laboratory and molecular evaluation of Holstein-Friesian cows postpartum: toward an improved understanding of uterine innate immunity. XXV World Buiatrics Congress. Hungary (Poster).

Chapwanya A, Meade KG, Doherty ML, Callanan JJ, Mee JF, O’Farrelly C. 2008. Clinical, laboratory and molecular evaluation of Holstein-Friesian cows postpartum: toward an improved understanding of uterine innate immunity. 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG) Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (Poster).

Boland P, Potts G, Chapwanya A, Vangen M. 2004. The Whelping Rate and Litter Size of 157 surgical artificial inseminations with frozen semen in racing and coursing Greyhounds. ATTI IV Congress of EVSSAR. Spain: 37-8. (Oral).

Chapwanya A, Callanan JJ, Larkin HA, Keenan LRJ, Collins JD, Vaughan L. 2000. Diagnosing canine testicular neoplasia: fine needle aspiration cytology and ultrasonography. Proc. 4th International Symposium on Canine & Feline Reproduction. Norway. 112. (Poster).

Chapwanya A, Callanan JJ, Larkin HA, Vaughan L. 2000. Diagnosis of canine testicular neoplasia. Clinical Research Abstracts, BSAVA Congress. UK. 283. (Oral).

Other

Research Interest: Endometrial innate immunity in postpartum cattle, Energy balance in postpartum cattle, Uterine microbial populations after calving.

Teaching Interest: Artificial Insemination, Oestrous cycle manipulation, Male and female reproductive biology.

Conference Papers

Esposito G, Chapwanya A, Webb EC, Irons PC. 2014. Possible markers of uterine and metabolic health in transition dairy cows. ADSA-ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting. South Africa

Foley C, Chapwanya A, Callanan JJ, Miranda R, Meijer WG, Lynn DJ, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG. 2014. Local and Systemic Immune Profiles at Day 7 Post-Partum Identify Dairy Cows at Risk of Uterine Disease. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Olsztyn, Poland.

Nogueira de Moraes C, Maia L, e Dias Camargos M, de Paula Freitas Dell´Aqua C, da Cruz Landim F,Chapwanya A, Oba E. 2015. Analysis of viability of stromal cell from bovine endometrial tissue cryopreserved with different media. American Congress on Reproduction, Chicago, USA.

Brewer A, Chapwanya A, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG. 2015. Inflammatory gene signatures of bovine endometrial epithelial cells in association with endometritis. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Gdansk, Poland.

Lim J, Callanan JJ, O’Farrelly C, Meade KG, Chapwanya A. 2015. Analysis of Systemic Changes in Cows with Subclinical Endometritis. International Conference on Biology and Pathology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Gdansk, Poland.