Dori L Borjesson- BA, DVM, MPVM, PhD
4325 Vet Med 3A
+1 530 754 5202
I have two major research areas in my lab. The first is regenerative medicine with an emphasis on equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for use in orthopedic injury (bone and tendon damage). Current emphases include the immunomodulatory effects of equine MSCs and mechanisms of MSC homing to sites of injury.
The second area of focus is on tick-borne infectious disease, specifically, Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection, and its affects on hematopoiesis, bone marrow function and progenitor cell proliferation, differentiation and mobilization.
1988 BA Biology, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Honors and Awards
1988 Graduation with Distinction, The Colorado College
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, The effects of mixing pharmaceutical products with equine stem cells prior to treatment of orthopedic injuries., (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, UC Davis
Principal Investigator, Mesenchymal stem cell activation and immunomodulation, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, The Randall Grant
Principal Investigator, The affect of mesenchymal stem cells derived from fat, bone marrow and umbilical cord tissue on lymphocyte proliferation and phenotype in vivo and in vitro, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, The Randall Grant
Principal Investigator, Investigation into adverse reactions associated with mesenchymal stem cell injection: incident rate, risk factors and test development, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, The Randall Grant
Trainer, Dynamics of neutrophil trafficking in Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, Jennifer Johns (Principal Investigator), NIH, NCRR
Co-Investigator, Molecular profile fo equine hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells from peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, Johanna Watson (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Most Recent 10 Publications
Most Recent 5 Book Chapters
2011 Peroni J, and Borjesson DL: Anti-Inflammatory and Immuno-Modulatory Activities of Stem Cells, Stewart A, and Stewart M, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice (Regenerative Medicine), Philadelphia. .
2011 Borjesson DL, Peroni JF: The regenerative medicine laboratory: facilitating stem cell therapy for equine disease, , Clin Lab Med. 109-23.
2009 Borjesson DL, DeJong KD: Cytologic examination of the urinary tract, Raskin RE and Meyer DJ, (ed), Atlas of Canine and Feline Cytology, Philadelphia PA. .
2008 Borjesson DL: Culture, isolation, and labeling of Anaplasma phagocytophilum for subsequent infection of human neutrophils, , Methods Mol Biol, Totowa, NJ. 159-71.
2008 Borjesson DL: Pancreas Cytology, Cowell RL, Tyler RD, Meinkoth JH, De Nicola, (ed), Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, St Louis. .