Robert J Higgins

Robert J Higgins

Professor Emeritus

Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

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American College of Veterinary Pathologists
1963, DVM, Queensland University, Australia,
1977, MS, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama,
1980, PhD, Ohio State University,
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Convection-enhanced delivery in cacine brain tumors . NIH Project grant (Part III) in collaboration with UCSF, K Bankiewicz and PJ Dickinson co-pi (Principal Investigator), NIH
Co-Investigator, Gene Therapy of Brain Tumors in Dogs, (Principal Investigator), Petersen Foundation, CA
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2002 Koestner A and RJ Higgins : Pathology of tumors of the nervous system. Chapter 14, DJ Meuten, (ed), Tumors in Domestic Animals, Iowa. 697-738.
1988 Anderson, CA, RJ Higgins, ME Smith, MM Sawyer and BI Osburn : Hypomyelination in Border disease: the roles of thyroid hormones, growth hormone and virus infection of the CNS, Eds. DG Scarpelli and G Migaki, (ed), Transplacental effects on fetal health, NY. 59-72.
1987 RJ Higgins : Tumors of the nervous system, GH Theilen and Madewell B Reds, (ed), Veterinary Cancer Medicine, Philadelphia. 602-618.
1987 Madigan, JE and RJ Higgins : Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, Saunders, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America, Chapter 11, . .
1987 Holliday, TA, RJ Higgins and JM Turrel : Tumors of the nervous system, GH Theilen and BR Madewell, (ed), Veterinary Cancer Medicine; 2nd edition, . .
Research Focus
Specialty Focus
Ten Recent Publications

Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, Higgins RJ, Roberts BN, Leutenegger CM, Bollen AW, LeCouteur RA
Vascular endothelial growth factor mRNA expression and peritumoral edema in canine primary central nervous system tumors

Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, Kube SA, Moore PF, Couto SS, Vernau KM, Sturges BK, Lecouteur RA
Necrotizing meningoencephalitis in five Chihuahua dogs

Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Bollen AW, Koblik PD, Kass PH, Kortz GD, Vernau KM, Knipe MF, Lecouteur RA, Higgins RJ
Magnetic resonance imaging and histological classification of intracranial meningiomas in 112 dogs

Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Higgins RJ, Bringas JR, Roberts B, Larson RF, Yamashita Y, Krauze M, Noble CO, Drummond D, Kirpotin DB, Park JW, Berger MS, Bankiewicz KS
Canine model of convection-enhanced delivery of liposomes containing CPT-11 monitored with real-time magnetic resonance imaging: laboratory investigation

Petersen SA, Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Pollard RE, Kass PH, Kent M, Vernau KM, Lecouteur RA, Higgins RJ
Canine intraspinal meningiomas: imaging features, histopathologic classification, and long-term outcome in 34 dogs

Westworth DRDickinson PJVernau WJohnson EGBollen AWKass PHSturges BKVernau KMLecouteur RAHiggins RJ
Choroid Plexus Tumors in 56 Dogs (1985-2007)

Dickinson PJ, Roberts BN, Higgins, RJ, Leutenegger CM, Bollen AW, Kass PH, LeCouteur RA
Expression of receptor tyrosine kinases VEGFR-1 (FLT-1), VEGFR-2 (KDR), EGFR-1, PDGRa and c-Met in canine primary brain tumours

Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, Jimenez DF, Bollen AW, LeCouteur RA
Canine intraneural perineurioma

Zabka TS, Lavely JA, Higgins RJ
Primary intra-axial leiomyosarcoma with obstructive hydrocephalus in a young dog

De Cock HE, Busch MD, Fry MM, Mehl M, Bollen AW, Higgins RJ
A peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor with generalized bone metastases in a puppy