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

260 CCAH
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

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

Co-Investigator, Genetics of corneal endothelial dystrophy in the German Shorthaired Pointer., Murphy (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Cytogenetic characterization of feline meningiomas, Dickinson (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Genome Wide Association for myopia in the Labrador Retiever, Bannasch (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Genetic Analysis of Ectopic Ureters in Dogs, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, Genetics of corneal endothelial dystrophy in theBoston Terrier, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Investigating Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in Irish Setter Dogs, (Principal Investigator), Canine Health Foundation

Principal Investigator, Investigating Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy in Weimaraner Dogs, (Principal Investigator), Canine Health Foundation

Principal Investigator, ACTG- Alliance of Canine Translational Genomics, (Principal Investigator), BGI_UCDavis

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Danika Bannasch: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Variation of Wolves (Canis lupus) in Southeast Alaska and Comparison with Wolves, Dogs, and Coyotes in North America. 2015 Cronin, MA, C├ínovas, A, Bannasch, DL, Oberbauer, AM, Medrano, JF Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Variation of Wolves (Canis lupus) in Southeast Alaska and Comparison with Wolves, Dogs, and Coyotes in North America. The Journal of heredity,
  • Danika Bannasch: SERPINB11 Mutation Associated with Novel Hoof Specific Phenotype in Connemara Ponies 2015 Finno CJ, Stevens C, Young A, Affolter V, Joshi NA, Ramsay S, Bannasch DL SERPINB11 Mutation Associated with Novel Hoof Specific Phenotype in Connemara Ponies PLoS Genetics,
  • Danika Bannasch: Genome-wide association studies in dogs and humans identify ADAMTS20 as a risk variant for cleft and palate 2015 Wolf ZT, Brand HA, Shaffer JR, Leslie EJ, Arzi B, Willet CE, McHenry T, Narayan N, Feingold E, Wang X, Sliskovic S, Karmi N, Safra N, Sanchez C, Deleyiannis FWB, Murray JC, Wade CM, Marazita ML, Bannach DL Genome-wide association studies in dogs and humans identify ADAMTS20 as a risk variant for cleft and palate PLoS Genetics,
  • Danika Bannasch: DNA Sequence Variants in the Five Prime Untranslated Region of the Cyclooxygenase-2 Gene Are Commonly Found in Healthy Dogs and Gray Wolves. 2015 Safra, N, Hayward, LJ, Aguilar, M, Sacks, BN, Westropp, JL, Mohr, FC, Mellersh, CS, Bannasch, DL DNA Sequence Variants in the Five Prime Untranslated Region of the Cyclooxygenase-2 Gene Are Commonly Found in Healthy Dogs and Gray Wolves. PloS one,
  • Danika Bannasch: Early Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of Gene Body DNA Methylation Patterns in Mammalian Placentas. 2015 Schroeder, DI, Jayashankar, K, Douglas, KC, Thirkill, TL, York, D, Dickinson, PJ, Williams, LE, Samollow, PB, Ross, PJ, Bannasch, DL, Douglas, GC, LaSalle, JM Early Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of Gene Body DNA Methylation Patterns in Mammalian Placentas. PLoS genetics,
  • Danika Bannasch: Thiamine Deficiency-Mediated Brain Mitochondrial Pathology in Alaskan Huskies with Mutation in SLC19A3.1. 2014 Vernau, K, Napoli, E, Wong, S, Ross-Inta, C, Cameron, J, Bannasch, D, Bollen, A, Dickinson, P, Giulivi, C Thiamine Deficiency-Mediated Brain Mitochondrial Pathology in Alaskan Huskies with Mutation in SLC19A3.1. Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland),
  • Danika Bannasch: Risk of false positive genetic associations in complex traits with underlying population structure: a case study. 2014 Finno, CJ, Aleman, M, Higgins, RJ, Madigan, JE, Bannasch, DL Risk of false positive genetic associations in complex traits with underlying population structure: a case study. Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997),
  • Danika Bannasch: A LINE-1 insertion in DLX6 is responsible for cleft palate and mandibular abnormalities in a canine model of Pierre Robin Sequence 2014 Wolf ZT, Leslie EJ, Arzi B, Jayashankar K, Karmi N, Jia Z, Rowland DJ, Young A, Safra N, Sliskovic S, Murray J, Wade C, Bannasch DL A LINE-1 insertion in DLX6 is responsible for cleft palate and mandibular abnormalities in a canine model of Pierre Robin Sequence PLoS Genetics,
  • Danika Bannasch: Applied Equine Genetics 2014 Finno C, Bannasch D Applied Equine Genetics Equine Veterinary Journal,
  • Danika Bannasch: Urate urolithiasis and hyperuricosuria in a Weimaraner, secondary to the SLC2A9 transporter defect 2014 Westropp J, Johnson E, Fuller M, Safra N, Bannasch D Urate urolithiasis and hyperuricosuria in a Weimaraner, secondary to the SLC2A9 transporter defect Veterinary Record Case Report,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Bannasch D, Finno C: Genetic Tests for large Animals, , Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

2013 Young AE, White SD, Bannasch DL: Genomics of Skin Disorders, Chowdhary, (ed), Equine genomics, Ames. .

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. .