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Erik R Wisner- BA, DVM
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1122C Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 6243


Research Focus


Specialty Focus

Diagnostic Imaging


1979 BA Zoology, University of California, Santa Barbara,
1983 DVM , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

1995 Picker AUR Academic Faculty Development Award
1995 Stauffer Award, Best Laboratory Research Article, Association of University Radiologists, Co-Author


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
State Licensure - California

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Pathogenesis of Anti-Musk Myasthenia, Richman, David (Principal Investigator), Muscular Dystrophy Association

Co-Investigator, Feasibility of Non-contrast CT to Assess Acute Renal Injury and Contrast Medium Retention Following Focal and Global Renal Ischemia in Pigs, Richard Katzberg, M.D. (Principal Investigator), Bayer Schering

Co-Investigator, Development of Animal Models of Anti-MuSK Myasthenia, Richman, David (Principal Investigator), NIH-NINDS R21

Co-Investigator, IHPSS grant, (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Spriet M, Murphy B, Vallance SA, Vidal MA, Whitcomb MB, Wisner ER Magic angle magnetic resonance imaging of diode laser induced and naturally occurring lesions in equine tendons Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2012 Allison L. Zwingenberger, Michael S. Kent, Ruiwu Liu, David L. Kukis, Erik R. Wisner, Sally J. DeNardo, Sandra L. Taylor, Kit S. Lam In-vivo biodistribution and safety of 99mTc-LLP2A-HYNIC in canine non-Hodgkin lymphoma PLoS ONE,
  • Link Icon 2012 Cissell DD, Wisner ER, Textor J, Mohr JF, Scrivani PV, Théon AP Computed Tomographic Appearance of Equine Sinonasal Neoplasia Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2012 Textor JA, Puchalski SM, Affolter VK, MacDonald MM, Galuppo LD, Wisner ER Results of computed tomography in horses with ethmoid hematoma: 16 cases (1993-2005) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Joshua A. Wood 1, Dai-Jung Chung1, Shin Ae Park1, Allison L. Zwingenberger1, Christopher M. Reilly2, Irene Ly1, Naomi J. Walker2, Kei Hayashi1, Erik R. Wisner1, Matthew S. Cannon3, Phillip H. Kass4, Simon R. Cherry5, Dori L. Borjesson2, Paul Russell1, and Christopher J. Murphy1,6 Peri-Ocular and Intra-Articular Injection of Canine Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: an In vivo Imaging and Migration Study Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
  • Link Icon 2011 Arzi B, Wisner ER, Huey DJ, Kass PH, Hu J, Athanasiou KA A proposed model of naturally occurring osteoarthritis in the domestic rabbit Lab Animal,
  • Link Icon 2011 Luciw PA, Oslund KL, Yang XW, Adamson L, Ravindran R, Canfield DR, Tarara R, Hirst L, Christensen M, Lerche NW, Offenstein H, Lewinsohn D, Ventimiglia F, Brignolo L, Wisner ER, Hyde DM Stereologic Analysis of Bacterial Load and Lung Lesions in Nonhuman Primates (Rhesus Macaques) Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Sole A, Spriet M, Galuppo LD, PadgettKA, Borjesson DL, Wisner ER, Brosnan RJ, Vidal MA Evaluation of intra-arterial and intra-venous regional limb perfusion of mesenchymal stem cells in the normal equine distal limb using 99mTc-HMPAO Eq Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2011 Trivedi SR, Sykes JE, Cannon MS, Wisner ER, Meyer W, Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Johnson LR Clinical features and epidemiology of cryptococcosis in cats and dogs in California: 93 cases (1988–2010) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Cannon MS, Paglia D, Zwingenberger AL, Boroffka SAEB, Hollingsworth SR, Wisner ER Clinical and Diagnostic Imaging Findings of Zygomatic Sialadenitis in Dogs:1990-2009 J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2010 Wisner ER, Johnson EG: Advanced Imaging, Fuentes VL, Johnson LR, Dennis S, (ed), BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiorespiratory Medicine, 2nd edition, Gloucester. 53-59.

2008 Zwingenberger A, Wisner E: Neck, Penninck D, d'Anjou M-A, (ed), Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, Chapter 3, Ames. 91-117.

2007 Wisner ER, Bloch SH: Use of Ultrasound Bubbles in Lymph Node Imaging, Bulte JWM, Modo MMJ, (ed), Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging · Emerging Technologies and Applications, Chapter 14. 289-310.

2007 Wisner ER, Pollard RE: Orthopedic Diseases of Young and Growing Dogs and Cats, Thrall DE, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 5th edition, Chapter 15, St. Louis. 268-83.

2003 Nyland TG, Mattoon JS, Herrgesell EJ, Wisner ER: Physical principles, instrumentation and safety of diagnostic ultrasound (Chapter 1), Nyland T.G. and J.S. Matton, (ed), Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia. 1-18.