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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)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Burton A, Hawkins M, Christopher M Poikilocytosis in rabbits: prevalence, type, and association with disease PLOS ONE,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2014 Grindlay DJC, 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,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 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,
  • Link Icon 2012 Johns JL, Christopher MM Extramedullary hematopoiesis: a new look at the underlying stem cell niche, theories of development, and occurrence in animals. (Image used as journal cover and on journal website, article listed as a "most read" in Vet Pathol, 2014) Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Christopher MM, Young KM Writing for Publication in Veterinary Medicine: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Clinicians (peer-reviewed monograph). 28 pp. ,
  • Link Icon 2011 Scheepers E, Leisewitz AL, Thompson PN, Christopher MM Serial haematology results in transfused and non-transfused dogs naturally infected with Babesia rossi. J S Afr Vet Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Srugo I, Aroch I, Christopher MM, Chai O, Goralnik L, Bdolah-Abram T, Shamir MH Association of cerebrospinal fluid analysis findings with clinical signs and outcome in acute nonambulatory thoracolumbar disc disease in dogs. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Hodges J, Christopher MM Diagnostic accuracy of using erythrocyte indices and polychromasia to identify regenerative anemia in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc,

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.

2003 Christopher MM: Cytology of the spleen, , Veterinary Clinics of North America. 135-52.

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.