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Mary M Christopher- DVM, PhD
Professor
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3329 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 7970
mmchristopher@ucdavis.edu

   

Specialty Focus

Veterinary clinical pathology (laboratory medicine)

Education

1980 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames,
1988 PhD Pathobiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul,
1989 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Honors and Awards

2010-11 US Fulbright Scholar Award
2010 Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Award, Visiting Professorship at The Hebrew University
2009 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2006 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
2002-03 Invited Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
2001 Desert Tortoise Council Annual Research Award
1997 North American Outstanding Teacher Award (National Norden), American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
1997 Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1996 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 1998, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1995 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 1997, School of Vet Med, UC Davis
1993 Daniels Young Clinical Investigator Award, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1993 Teacher of the Year, Class of 1995, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1993 Teacher of the Year, College of Vet Med, University of Florida
1989 National Phi Zeta Research Award in Veterinary Medicine
1988 Finalist, Oelshlegel Research Award in Red Cell Metabolism and Function
1985 C.L.Davis Foundation, Veterinary Pathology Scholarship Award
1980 Graduation with Distinction, College of Vet Med, Iowa State University
1978 Frank Walsh Memorial Scholarship, College of Vet Med, Iowa State University
1977 Highest 2% of Veterinary Medical Class, Iowa State University
1973 Admitted to Iowa State University with Recognition and Award

Licenses

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (de facto)
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (recertification)
European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (recertification)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Hematology data mining: discovering new paradigms for evaluating anemia, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis

Principal Investigator, Research and development in clinical pathology, (Principal Investigator), Dr. Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pathology, UC Davis

Principal Investigator, Analytical validation of a new point-of-care assay for quantification of serum amyloid A in horses, Schwartz D (Resident) (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, UC Davis

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Mary M Christopher: One health, one literature: Weaving together veterinary and medical research 2015 Christopher MM One health, one literature: Weaving together veterinary and medical research Sci Transl Med,
  • Mary M Christopher: Awareness of “predatory” open-access journals among prospective veterinary and medical authors attending scientific writing workshops 2015 Christopher MM, Young KM Awareness of “predatory” open-access journals among prospective veterinary and medical authors attending scientific writing workshops Front Vet Sci,
  • Mary M Christopher: A new decade of veterinary research: societal relevance, global collaboration, and translational medicine 2015 Christopher MM A new decade of veterinary research: societal relevance, global collaboration, and translational medicine Front Vet Sci,
  • Mary M Christopher: The prognostic value of cerebrospinal fluid characteristics in dogs without deep pain perception due to thoracolumbar disc herniation. 2015 Chamisha Y, Aroch I, Kuzi S, Srugo I, Bdolah-Abram T, Chai O, Christopher MM, Merbl Y, Rothwell K, Shamir MH The prognostic value of cerebrospinal fluid characteristics in dogs without deep pain perception due to thoracolumbar disc herniation. Res Vet Sci,
  • Mary M Christopher: Weighing the impact (factor) of publishing in veterinary journals 2015 Christopher MM Weighing the impact (factor) of publishing in veterinary journals J Vet Cardiol,
  • Mary M Christopher: Poikilocytosis in rabbits: prevalence, type, and association with disease 2014 Christopher MM, Hawkins MG, Burton AG Poikilocytosis in rabbits: prevalence, type, and association with disease PLoS One,
  • Mary M Christopher: Mycoplasmosis and upper respiratory tract disease of tortoises: A review and update 2014 Jacobson ER, Brown MB, Klein P, Wendland LD, Brown DR, Klein PA, Christopher MM, Berry KH Mycoplasmosis and upper respiratory tract disease of tortoises: A review and update Vet J,
  • Mary M Christopher: A survey of the awareness, policies, and views of veterinary journal Editors-in-Chief on reporting guidelines for publication of research 2014 Grindlay DJ, Dean RS, Christopher MM, Brennan ML A survey of the awareness, policies, and views of veterinary journal Editors-in-Chief on reporting guidelines for publication of research BMC Vet Res,
  • Mary M Christopher: Geographic trends in research output and citations in veterinary medicine: insight into global research capacity, species specialization, and interdisciplinary relationships. 2013 Christopher MM, Marusic A Geographic trends in research output and citations in veterinary medicine: insight into global research capacity, species specialization, and interdisciplinary relationships. BMC Vet Res,
  • Mary M Christopher: B-cell lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, atypical cytoplasmic inclusions, and secondary leukemia in a dog. 2013 Kol A, Christopher MM, Skorupski KA, Tokarz D, Vernau W B-cell lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, atypical cytoplasmic inclusions, and secondary leukemia in a dog. Vet Clin Pathol,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2008 Christopher MM: Disorders of feline red blood cells, Bonagura JD, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, Small Animal Practice, Philadelphia PA. .

2004 Christopher MM: Heinz body anemia, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), The 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd edition, Baltimore, MD. 433.

2000 Christopher MM: Heinz body anemia, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, 2nd ed, Baltimore, MD. 67.

2000 Christopher MM: Disorders of feline red blood cells, Bonagura JD, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, Small Animal Practice, Philadelphia PA. 421-4.

1997 Christopher MM: Heinz body anemia, Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult, Baltimore, MD. 342-3.