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Danika Bannasch- BS, DVM, PhD
Professor
Population Health & Reproduction

280 Vet Med II
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 8728
dlbannasch@ucdavis.edu

  

Research Focus

The identification and characterization of naturally occurring large animal (equine and canine) models of human inherited diseases. 

Specialty Focus

Genetics

Education

1988 BS Genetics, University of California, Davis,
1994 PhD Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NewJersey
1998 DVM , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2006-2007 Recipient, First Betty Garvin Memorial Speaker Award, Dalmatian Club of America, April 29

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Program in Equine Medical Genetics, Mickleson (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Principal Investigator, Naturally occurring dog model for inherited autoinflammatory diseases in children, (Principal Investigator), NIH-NIAID

Principal Investigator, Molecular characterization of novel loci for orofacial clefting using canine models, (Principal Investigator), NIH

Principal Investigator, Preliminary Genome wide association for optic nerve coloboma in the NSDTR, Bannasch (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Investigating the causative mutation for spinal disraphism in Weimaraner dogs, Bannasch (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Validation of a genetic association for hypertrophic osteodystrophy in the Weimaraner dog., Safra (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Finno, CJ, Famula, T, Aleman, M, Higgins, RJ, Madigan, JE, Bannasch, DL Pedigree Analysis and Exclusion of Alpha-Tocopherol Transfer Protein (TTPA) as a Candidate Gene for Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in the American Quarter Horse. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2012 Finno CJ, Aleman M, Ofri R, Hollingsworth SR, Madigan JE, Winfield L, Bannasch, D Electrophysiological studies in American Quarter horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Leonard BC, Marks SL, Outerbridge CA, Affolter VK, Kananurak A, Young A, Moore PF, Bannasch DL, Bevins CL Activity, expression and genetic variation of canine ß-defensin 103: a multifunctional antimicrobial peptide in the skin of domestic dogs J Innate Immun,
  • Link Icon 2012 McCue ME, Bannasch DL, Petersen JL, Gurr J, Bailey E, Binns MM, Distl O, Guérin G, Hasegawa T, Hill EW, Leeb T, Lindgren G, Penedo MC, Røed KH, Ryder OA, Swinburne JE, Tozaki T, Valberg SJ, Vaudin M, Lindblad-Toh K, Wade CM, Mickelson JR A high density SNP array for the domestic horse and extant Perissodactyla: utility for association mapping, genetic diversity, and phylogeny studies PLoS Genet,
  • Link Icon 2011 Finno, CJ, Higgins, RJ, Aleman, M, Ofri, R, Hollingsworth, SR, Bannasch, DL, Reilly, CM, Madigan, JE Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy in Lusitano horses. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2011 Safra N, Pedersen NC, Wolf Z, Johnson EG, Liu HW, Hughes AM, Young A, Bannasch DL Expanded dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping reveals spurious class II associations Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2011 Hughes AM, Bannasch DL, Kellett K, Oberbauer AM Examination of candidate genes for hypoadrenocorticism in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2011 Vaysse A, Ratnakumar A, Derrien T, Axelsson E, Rosengren Pielberg G, Sigurdsson S, Fall T, Seppälä EH, Hansen MS, Lawley CT, Karlsson EK, Bannasch D, Vilà C, Lohi H, Galibert F, Fredholm M, Häggström J, Hedhammar A, André C, Lindblad-Toh K, Hitte C, Webster MT Identification of genomic regions associated with phenotypic variation between dog breeds using selection mapping PLoS Genet,
  • Link Icon 2011 Brown SK, Pedersen NC, Jafarishorijeh S, Bannasch DL, Ahrens KD, Wu J-T, Okon M, Sacks BN Phylogenetic Distinctiveness of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian Village Dog Y Chromosomes Illuminates Dog Origins PLoS ONE,
  • Link Icon 2011 Safra N, Pedersen NC, Wolf Z, Johnson EG, Liu HW, Hughes AM, Young A, Bannasch DL Expanded dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping reveals spurious class II associations Vet J,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2007 Bannasch D: Chapter 52: Genetic testing, Smith BP (Part Seven Section Editor), (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th edition. .

2007 Bannasch D, White S: HERDA (Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia) or hyperelastosis cutis, Robinson E, Sprayberry K, (ed), Robinson: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th edition. .

2006 Young A, Bannasch D: Chapter 3: Morphological variation in the dog, , The Dog and its Genome. .