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Christopher M Reilly- MAS, DVM
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

5223 Vet Med 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 3178


Research Focus


Canine goniodysgenesis

Human primary open angle glaucoma

Tear film/Dry eye disease

Corneal healing

Ocular neoplasia

Specialty Focus

Anatomic Pathology

Ocular pathology

Comparative ocular anatomy

Diagnostic ophthalmic pathology

Ocular Immunohistochemistry

Ocular oncologic pathology

Comparative glaucoma diagnostics


2011 MAS Clinical/Translational Science, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA
2007 Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
2004 Comparative Ocular Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
2003 Small Animal Medical & Surgical Internship, Animal Medical Center, New York, New York
2002 DVM , Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA


Board Certification, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2013 Raghunathan VK, Morgan JT, Dreier B, Reilly CM, Thomasy SM, Wood JA, Ly I, Tuyen BC, Hughbanks M, Murphy CJ, Russell P Role of substratum stiffness in modulating genes associated with extracellular matrix and mechanotransducers YAP and TAZ. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2013 Park SA, Reilly CM, Wood JA, Chung DJ, Carrade DD, Deremer SL, Seraphin RL, Clark KC, Zwingenberger AL, Borjesson DL, Hayashi K, Russell P, Murphy CJ Safety and immunomodulatory effects of allogeneic canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells transplanted into the region of the lacrimal gland, the gland of the third eyelid and the knee joint. Cytotherapy,
  • Link Icon 2013 Laing ST, Weber ES, Yabsley MJ, Shock BC, Grosset C, Petritz OA, Barr B, Reilly CM, Lowenstine LJ Fatal hepatic tetratrichomoniasis in a juvenile Waldrapp ibis (Geronticus eremita). J Vet Diagnostic Invest,
  • Link Icon 2012 Ostrowski SR, Kubiski SV, Palmero J, Reilly CM, HIggins JK, Cook-Cronin S, Tawde SN, Crossley B, Yant P, Cazarez R, Usal FA An outbreak of equine botulism type A associated with feeding grass clippings J of Vet Diagnostic Invest,
  • Link Icon 2012 Wood JA, Chung DJ, Park SA, Zwingenberger AL, Reilly CM, Ly I, Walker NJ, Vernau W, Hayashi K, Wisner ER, Cannon MS, Kass PH, Cherry SR, Borjesson DL, Russell P, Murphy CJ Periocular and Intra-Articular Injection of Canine Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An In Vivo Imaging and Migration Study. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther,
  • Link Icon 2012 Labelle P, Reilly CM, Naydan DK, Labelle AL Immunohistochemical Characteristics of Normal Canine Eyes. Vet Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Finno CJ, Higgins RJ, Aleman M, Ofri R, Hollingsworth SR, Bannasch DL, Reilley CM, Madigan JE Equine degerative myeloencephalopathy in Lusitano horses J Vet Int Med,
  • Link Icon 2011 Last JA, Pan T, Ding Y, Reilly CM, Keller K, Acott TS, Fautsch MP, Murphy CJ, Russell P Elastic Modulus Determination of Normal and Glaucomatous Human Trabecular Meshwork Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 McKee CT, Wood JA, Shah NM, Fischer ME, Reilly CM, Murphy CJ, Russell P The effect of biophysical attributes of the ocular trabecular meshwork associated with glaucoma on the cell response to therapeutic agents Biomaterials,
  • Link Icon 2011 Thomasy SM, Lim CC, Reilly CM, Kass PH, Lappin MR, Maggs DJ Evaluation of orally administered famciclovir in cats experimentally infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Ramos M, Reilly CM, Bolon B: Toxicologic pathology of the retina and optic nerve, Bolon B, Butt MT, (ed), Fundamental Neuropathology for Pathologists and Toxicologists: Principles and Techniques, Hoboken, NJ. 384-412.