Danika Bannasch


Population Health & Reproduction

260 CCAH, Davis, CA 95616

1988, BS, University of California, Davis,
1994, PhD, Princeton University, Princeton, NewJersey
1998, DVM, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Poodle Allele Frequencies and Intervertebral Disc Disease, (Principal Investigator), Poodle Club of America Foundation
Principal Investigator, Phenotypic effects of FGF4 retrogenes on canine morphology, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, The effects of the KITLG locus on pigment intensity and cancer susceptibility in dogs, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Genome wide association for susceptibility to transitional cell carcinoma across dog breeds, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Genomic Profiling of Jack Russell Terriers with corneal endothelial dystrophy, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Investigation of the Ary/ Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulation of ERBB4/HER4,, (Principal Investigator), Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator, Functional Analysis of Canine Retrocopies, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Principal Investigator, The genetics and ocular microbiome of aqueous-deficient dry eye in West Highland White Terriers, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Principal Investigator, Genome wide association for susceptibility to vertebral malformation in Pug dogs, Dickinson (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Phenotype and genotype of a novel, heritable progressive retinal atrophy in racing Greyhounds, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Association of fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy with the CFA 12-FGF4 retrogene in dogs., Dickinson (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Co-Investigator, Genetics of X-linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Greyhounds, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), Canine Health Foundation
Honors and Awards
2006-2007 Recipient, First Betty Garvin Memorial Speaker Award, Dalmatian Club of America, April 29
2013-2018 Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in Genetics (2013-2018)
2017 2016 Dean's Team Award for Excellence-The purpose of the Deans' Team Award for Excellence is to acknowledge outstanding, high-performing, multidisciplinary team efforts and approaches that contribute to advancing our mission
2018-2023 Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in Genetics
2019 2019 International Canine Health Award (ICHA)- International Prize in Canine Health for outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare with a prize fund of £40,000 for future projects. The award will be presented to someone who is currently involved in world class innovation but with much still to contribute.
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Finno CJ, Bannasch DL: Genetic Tests for Large Animals, Chapter 52, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 6th Edition, St Louis. 1704-1709.
2014 Bannasch D, Finno C: Genetic Tests for Large Animals, Chapter 52, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, . .
2013 Young AE, White SD, Bannasch DL: Genomics of Skin Disorders, Chapter 10, Chowdhary, (ed), Equine Genomics, Ames. 155-170.
2007 Bannasch D: Chapter 52: Genetic testing, Smith BP (Part Seven Section Editor), (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 4th edition, . .
2007 Bannasch D, White S: HERDA (Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia) or hyperelastosis cutis, Robinson E, Sprayberry K, (ed), Robinson: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th edition, . .
Research Focus

The identification and characterization of naturally occurring large animal (equine and canine) models of human inherited diseases. 

Specialty Focus