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Karen M Vernau- DVM, MAS
Professor of Clinical
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1310E Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616


kmvernau@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Inflammatory brain disease.

Metabolic brain disease.

Specialty Focus

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education

2006 MAS Applied Clinical Research, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
1991 DVM , Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1986 Biological Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Honors and Awards

1997 Favorite Small Animal Resident Award, VMTH, UC Davis, Class of 1997
1991 Coopers Agropharm Inc Prize
1991 Iams Scholarship
1991 OVC'52 Prize
1990 Impromed Provides Award
1989 National Sciences And Engineering Research Council Undergraduate Award
1989 Dr. Jean Rumney Memorial Scholarship

Licenses

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Veterinary License (New South Wales, Australia)
Veterinary License (Ontario, Canada)
Veterinary License (California, USA)

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, The Pharmakokinectics of Cytarabine Ocfosfate in Dogs, (Principal Investigator), American College of Internal Medicine: Holliday Resident Research Award

Principal Investigator, Genetic Analysis of Saluki Dogs with Central Nervous System Status Spongiosus, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Co-Investigator, A novel device to wirelessly record continuous (real time) EEG in small animals., Sturges, Beverly (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, The Pharmakokinectics of Cytarabine Ocfosfate in Dogs, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Karen M Vernau: Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog. 2016 Vernau, KM, Marks, SL, Kuhn, MA, Culp, WT, Owens, TJ, Shelton, GD, Siddiqui, T, Pollard, R, Belafsky, PC Total laryngectomy for management of chronic aspiration pneumonia in a myopathic dog. The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue ve´te´rinaire canadienne,
  • Karen M Vernau: Thiamine Deficiency-mediated Brain Mitochondrial Pathology in Alaskan Huskies with mutation in SLC19A3.1. 2015 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 Pathol,
  • Karen M Vernau: Electrophysiologic Confirmation of Heterogenous Motor Polyneuropathy in Young Cats. 2014 Aleman M, Dickinson PJ, Williams DC, Sturges BK, LeCouteur RA, Vernau KM, Shelton GD Electrophysiologic Confirmation of Heterogenous Motor Polyneuropathy in Young Cats. J Vet Intern Med,
  • Karen M Vernau: Bilaterally Symmetric Focal Cortical Dysplasia in a Golden Retriever Dog 2014 Casey KM, Bollen AW, Winger KM, Vernau KM, Dickinson PJ, Higgins RJ, Sisó S Bilaterally Symmetric Focal Cortical Dysplasia in a Golden Retriever Dog J Comp Pathol,
  • Karen M Vernau: Central Vestibular Disease in a Blue and Gold Macaw
(Ara ararauna) With Cerebral Infarction and Hemorrhage 2014 Grosset C, Guzman DS-M, Keating MK, Gaffney PM, Lowenstine L, Zwingenberger A, Young AC, Vernau KM, Sokoloff AM, Hawkins MG Central Vestibular Disease in a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) With Cerebral Infarction and Hemorrhage J Avian Med Surg,
  • Karen M Vernau: Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in atypical dog breeds: a case series and literature review 2014 Cooper JJ, Schatzberg SJ, Vernau KM, Summers BA, Porter BF, Siso S, Young BD, Levine JM Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in atypical dog breeds: a case series and literature review J Vet Intern Med,
  • Karen M Vernau: Identification of novel genetic risk loci in Maltese dogs with necrotizing meningoencephalitis and evidence of a shared genetic risk across toy dog breeds. 2014 Schrauwen I, Barber RM, Schatzberg SJ, Siniard AL, Corneveaux JJ, Porter BF, Vernau KM, Keesler RI, Matiasek K, Flegel T, Miller AD, Southard T, Mariani CL, Johnson GC, Huentelman MJ Identification of novel genetic risk loci in Maltese dogs with necrotizing meningoencephalitis and evidence of a shared genetic risk across toy dog breeds. PloS one,
  • Karen M Vernau: Genome-wide association mapping in dogs enables identification of the homeobox gene, NKX2-8, as a genetic component of neural tube defects in humans 2013 Safra N, Bassuk AG, Ferguson PJ, Aguilar M, Coulson RL, Thomas N, Hitchens PL, Dickinson PJ, Vernau KM, Wolf ZT, Bannasch DL Genome-wide association mapping in dogs enables identification of the homeobox gene, NKX2-8, as a genetic component of neural tube defects in humans PLoS Genet,
  • Karen M Vernau: Magnetic resonance imaging features of intracranial granular cell tumors in six dogs 2013 Anwer CC, Vernau KM, Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, LeCouteur RA, Bentley RT, Wisner ER Magnetic resonance imaging features of intracranial granular cell tumors in six dogs Vet Radiol Ultrasound,
  • Karen M Vernau: Genome-wide association analysis identifies a mutation in the thiamine transporter 2 (SLC19A3) gene associated with Alaskan Husky encephalopathy 2013 Vernau KM, Runstadler JA, Brown EA, Cameron JM, Huson HJ, Higgins RJ, Ackerley C, Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Puschner B, Giulivi C, Shelton GD, Robinson BH, DiMauro S, Bollen AW, Bannasch DL Genome-wide association analysis identifies a mutation in the thiamine transporter 2 (SLC19A3) gene associated with Alaskan Husky encephalopathy PloS One,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2011 Vernau W, Bolon B, Vernau K: Cerebrospinal fluid analysis in toxicologic neuropathology, Bolon B and Butt M, (ed), Fundamental Neuropathology for Pathologists and Toxicologists: Principles and Techniques, Hoboken, NJ. 271-283.

2008 Vernau KM, LeCouteur RA, Maddison JE: Anticonvulsant drugs, Maddison JE, Page SW, Church DB, (ed), Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology, 2nd edition. 367-379.

2008 Vernau KM, LeCouteur RA: Seizures and status epilepticus, Silverstein DC, Hopper K, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, Chapter 98. 414-419.

2008 Vernau W, Vernau KM, Bailey CS: Cerebrospinal fluid, Kaneko JJ, Harvey JW and Bruss ML, (ed), Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals, 6th edition. 769-819.

2006 Vernau KM, Dickinson PJ: Brain tumors, August JR, (ed), Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine. 505-16.