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    Danika Bannasch- BS, DVM, PhD
    Population Health & Reproduction

    260 CCAH
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 754 8728

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    Research Focus

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

    Specialty Focus



    1988 BS Genetics, University of California, Davis,
    1994 PhD Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NewJersey
    1998 DVM , University of California, Davis,

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, Genetic analysis of the susceptibility to systemic aspergillus infections in dogs, Dear (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, Genomics of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration in Miniature Schnauzers, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), Lady Grey Foundation

    Co-Investigator, Genomic profiling of canine corneal endothelial dystrophy, Thomasy (Principal Investigator), American Kennel Club ACORN Grant

    Principal Investigator, Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in the Rottweiler Dog, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Genome wide association study (GWAS) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) for umbilical hernia in dogs, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, Characterization of a risk variant associated with longevity and cancer in Golden Retrievers , Rebhun (Principal Investigator), CCAH

    Co-Investigator, Improving translational resources - enhancing visibility and inter-college cooperation for increased biospecimen use from veterinary academic biobanks, Castelhano (Principal Investigator), COHA and AAVMC

    Co-Investigator, Cancer Center Support Grant, DeVere-White (Principal Investigator), NIH NCI

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2013 Bannasch D, Finno C: Genetic Tests for large Animals, , Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition. .

    2013 Young AE, White SD, Bannasch DL: Genomics of Skin Disorders, Chowdhary, (ed), Equine genomics, Ames. .

    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. .

    2006 Young A, Bannasch D: Chapter 3: Morphological variation in the dog, , The Dog and its Genome. .