Linda Lowenstine

Linda Lowenstine

Professor Emeritus

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

3325 Vet Med 3A, Davis, CA 95616-5270

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
State Licensure - California
State Licensure - Massachusetts
1968, BA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California,
1973, DVM, University of California, Davis,
1981, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Honors and Awards
1971 Phi Zeta (National Veterinary Scholastic Honor Society)
1972 Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society)
1997 Fellow of the Zoological Society of San Diego
2008 Duane E. Ullrey Achievement Award for contributions to the science of wild animal health and service to the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
2009 Alumni Achievement Award, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for advancement of comparative pathology of non-domestic animals.
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2008 Lowenstine LJ : Algal bloom toxicity in marine animals, WB Saunders/Elsiever, (ed), Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 6th Edition, St Louis, MO. 341-348.
2007 MacLachlan NJ, Balasuriya UB, Murthaugh MP, Barthold SW, Lowenstine LJ : Arterivirus pathogenesis and immune response, Chapter 21, Perlman S, Snijder E, (ed), The Nidovirus, ASM Press, Washgton DC. 325-337.
2006 Lowenstine LJ : Elephant Biology, Medicine, and Surgery, IN Fowler ME and Mikolka S, (ed), Endocrinology and Immunology, . 309-316.
2001 Rommel S, Lowenstine LJ : Gross and Microscopic Anatomy, Chapter 9, Dierauf LA and Gulland FMD, (ed), Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine. Second Edition, Boca Raton, Florida. 129-164.
2001 Gulland FMD, Lowenstine LJ, Spraker T : Pathology of non-infectious diseases, Dierauf LA and Gulland FMD, (ed), Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition, Chapter 23, Boca Raton, Florida. 521-547.
Research Focus
Causes and pathogenesis of morbidity and mortality in pinnipeds stranding along the California coast, especially the pathogenesis of endemic urogenital cancer in California sea lions.  Causes of morbidity and mortality in gorillas, orangutans and bonobos in zoos in North America, and in mountain and eastern lowland gorillas in range countries in Africa. 
Specialty Focus
Pathology of captive and free-ranging wild animals and "non-traditional" pet species.
Ten Recent Publications

Palacios G, Lowenstine LJ, Cranfield MR, Gilardi KV, Spelman L, Lukasik-Braum M, Kinani JF, Mudakikwa A, Nyirakaragire E, Bussetti AV, Savji N, Hutchison S, Egholm M, Lipkin WI
Human metapneumovirus infection in wild mountain gorillas, Rwanda

Stockman J, Hawkins MG, Burns RE, Fang Y, Brault AC, Lowenstine LJ
West Nile virus infection in a green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus)

Colegrove KM, Wellehan JF, Rivera R, Moore PF, Gulland FM, Lowenstine LJ, Nordhausen RW, Nollens HH
Polyomavirus infection in a free-ranging California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) with intestinal T-cell lymphoma