Marisa K Ames

Marisa K Ames

Associate Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology


Licenses
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Cardiology
California Veterinary License
Education
2001, BA, University of California, Berkeley, California
2007, DVM, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Comprehensive evaluation of the circulating renin-angiotensinaldosterone system in normal dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease, (Principal Investigator), Ceva Sante Animale
Co-Investigator, Affordable Oral Delivery of Human Therapeutics Proteins Bioencapsulated in Plant Cells, Henry Daniell (Principal Investigator), University of Pennsylvania and NIH
Principal Investigator, The myocardial and renal renin-angiotensin system in normal dogs and dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease, (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Ames MK: Heartworm Disease, Kenneth J Drobatz, Elizabeth A Rozanski, Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. .
2018 Strickland K, Ames MK: Heartworm Disease, Dog and Heartworm Disease, Cat, Etienne Cote, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats 4th ed., St. Louis. .
2017 Atkins CE, Ames MK: Digitalis, Positive Inotropes, and Vasodilators, Jim E Riviere, Mark G Papich, (ed), Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 10th ed, . 503-536.
2016 Atkins C, Ames M: Feline Heartworm Disease – The Clinical Perspective, Beugnet F, Halos L , (ed), Parasitoses and Vector Borne Diseases of Cats, Lyon, France. 208-227.
Research Focus
  • Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system - specifically the behavior of the enzymes, peptides, and receptors of this system during health and disease.
  • Heart Failure - specifically the medical management of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats and the impact of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in the pathophysiology of this syndrome.
  • Heartworm disease - specifically the cardiac and pulmonary pathophysiolgy during infection and adulticide treatment.
Specialty Focus
  • Clinical cardiovascular medicine
  • Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology