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Richard A LeCouteur- DVM, PhD
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1404 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 7471
ralecouteur@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to malignant gliomas using dogs with spontaneous brain tumors as the model.

Specialty Focus

Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery

Education

1975 DVM , University of Sydney, Australia,
1987 PhD , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

1976 Rogar/STB of Canada Research Fellowship, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1977 Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association Fellowship, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1981-83 Medical Research Council of Canada Research Fellowship
1981-82 University of Califorbnia Regent's Fellowship
1981 Commonwealth Veterinary Fund Travel Fellowship (University of Glasgow)
1987 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1987), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
1988 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1988), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
1992 T.G. Hungerford Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Education, Post Graduate Committee in Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
1993 Small Animal Practitioner of the Year, Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
1996 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1996), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1998 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 1999, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1999 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1999), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2000 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2001 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 2001), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2001 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 2002, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2004 Bourgelat Award for “Outstanding International Contributions in the Field of Small Animal Practice”, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 47th BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, England
2004 Keynote Speaker (elected by Class of 2004), California Medical Assocation Senior Banquet
2004 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 2005, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2005 Faculty Award (elected by Class of 2005), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2010 Faculty Award (elected by Class of 2010), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Neurology

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Gene therapy for brain tumors, (Principal Investigator), Paul & Borgie Petersen Foundation - Peterson Trust

Co-Investigator, Investigation of Toca 511 & Toca FC in companion dogs with brain cancer to improve human brain tumor research, Dickinson PJ (Principal Investigator), Tocagen

Co-Investigator, Imaging to optimize convection-enhanced delivery, Dickinson PJ (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2011 Aleman M, Finno CJ, Higgins RJ, Puschner B, Gericota B, Gohil K, LeCouteur RA, Madigan JE Evaluation of epidemiological, clinical, and pathological features of neuroaxonal dystrophy in Quarter Horses Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2011 Aleman M, Williams DC, Jorge NE, Magdesian KG, Brosnan RJ, Feary DJ, Hilton HG, Kozikowski TA, Higgins JK, Madigan JE, LeCouteur RA Repetitive stimulation of the common peroneal nerve as a diagnostic aid for botulism in foals Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,
  • Link Icon 2011 Brosnan RJ, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RA, Esteller-Vico A, Vaughan B, Liu IKM Effects of isoflurane anesthesia on cerebrovascular autoregulation in horses American Journal of Veterinary Research,
  • Link Icon 2010 Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Higgins RJ, Bringas JR, Larson RF, Yamashita Y, Krauze MT, Forsayeth J, Noble CO, Drummond DC, Kirpotin DB, Park JW, Berger MS, Bankiewicz KS Canine spontaneous glioma: A translational model system for convection-enhanced delivery Neuro-Oncology,
  • Link Icon 2009 Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Bollen AW, Wang H, Wang H, Corely LJ, Moore LM, Zang W, Fuller GN Spontaneous canine gliomas: overexpression of EGFR, PDGFRalpha and IGFBP2 demonstrated by tissue microarray immunophenotyping Journal of Neuro-Oncology,
  • Link Icon 2009 Magdesian KG, Williams DC, Aleman M, LeCouteur RA, Madigan JE Evaluation of deafness in American Paint Horses by phenotype, brainstem auditory-evoked responses, and endothelin receptor B genotype J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2009 Valles F, Fiandaca MS, Bringas J, Dickinson P, LeCouteur R, Higgins R, Berger M, Forsayeth J, Bankiewicz KS Anatomic compression caused by high-volume convection-enhanced delivery to the brain Neurosurgery,
  • Link Icon 2009 King J, LeCouteur RA, Aleman M, Williams DC, Moore PF, Guo LT, Mizisin AP, Shelton GD Vacuolar myopathy in a dog resembling human sporadic inclusion body myositis Acta Neuropathol,
  • Link Icon 2009 MacLeod AG, Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Higgins RJ, Pollard RE Quantitative assessment of blood volume and permeability in cerebral mass lesions using dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the dog Acad Radiol,
  • Link Icon 2009 Dickinson PJ, Surace EI, Cambell M, Higgins RJ, Leutenegger CM, Bollen AW, LeCouteur RA, Gutmann DH Expression of the tumor suppressor genes NF2, 4.1B, and TSLC1 in canine meningiomas Veterinary Pathology,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 LeCouteur RA, Williams DC: Neurodiagnostics, Tobias KM and Johnston SA, (ed), Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, Missouri. 340-356.

2010 LeCouteur RA: CT-guided Stereotactic Brain Biopsy, Côté E, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition, Missouri. 1214-1215.

2010 LeCouteur RA: Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 1461.

2010 LeCouteur RA, PJ Dickinson: Brain biopsy, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 454-455.

2010 Dickinson PJ, RA LeCouteur: Muscle and nerve biopsy, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 451-452.