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    Peter J Dickinson- BVSc, PhD
    Professor and Researcher
    Surgical & Radiological Sciences

    1408 Tupper Hall
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 3412
    pjdickinson@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Neurooncology: Molecular genetic characterization of primary brain tumors; development of novel therapeuitc strategies for primary brain tumors.

    Specialty Focus

    Neurology & Neurosurgery

    Education

    1989 BVSc (Hons) Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    1995 PhD Developmental neuroscience, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    1992 Internship Surgery/Anaesthesia, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    2003 Residency Neurology/Neurosurgery, University of California, Davis, USA

    Honors and Awards

    2012 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Veterinary Research
    2011 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Hero in Veterinary Medicine
    2000 Distinguished Research Award, ACVIM Veterinary Medical Forum
    1999 Distinguished Research Award, ACVIM Veterinary Medical Forum
    1992-1995 Wellcome Veterinary research Training Scholarship

    Licenses

    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics

    Active Research Grants

    Other, Enhancing natural killer immunotherapy with first-in-dog trials of inhaled recombinant IL-15 and super-agonist IL-15 in naturally occurring canine cancers, Canter, Robert J (Principal Investigator), NIH

    Co-Investigator, Development of PET imaging biomarkers to predict enhanced glioblastoma radiotherapy by a novel H-NOX oxygen carrier, A. Krtolica (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health

    Co-Investigator, Cancer Center Support Grant P30, R de Vere White (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health

    Co-Principal Investigator, MPR nanoparticles to define brain tumor margins in canine primary brain tumors, S Gambhir (Principal Investigator), Collaborative funding UC Stanford

    Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluating BMI1 as a target for treating canine glioma, D York (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Co-Principal Investigator, Across breed genetic analysis of canine chondrodysplasia and intervertebral disc disease, D. Bannasch (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Co-Principal Investigator, Mesenchymal stem cells for canine inflammatory brain disease, Borjesson (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Co-Principal Investigator, Acoustic myography in dogs, A Harrison (Principal Investigator), Collaborative research funding (Myodynamik)

    Principal Investigator, Cytogenetics of CNS choroid plexus and primary histolytic sarcomas, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Carcinogen sensitivity in the brains of P2RX7 deficient mice, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Cytogenetic characterization of feline meningiomas, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Validation of acoustic myography recordings for the evaluation of motor evoked potentials in dogs, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Expression of inflammatory markers and checkpoint inhibitors in CNS histiocytic sarcomas, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Peter J Dickinson: Comparative Cytogenetic Analysis of Dog and Human Choroid Plexus Tumors Defines Syntenic Regions of Genomic Loss 2018 Ancona D, York D, Higgins RJ, Bannasch D, Dickinson PJ Comparative Cytogenetic Analysis of Dog and Human Choroid Plexus Tumors Defines Syntenic Regions of Genomic Loss Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Expression and targeting of transcription factor ATF5 in dog gliomas 2018 D. York, C. D. Sproul, N. Chikere, P.J. Dickinson, J. M. Angelastro Expression and targeting of transcription factor ATF5 in dog gliomas Veterinary and Comparative Oncology,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Abrogation Of Fluid Suppression In Intracranial  Post-contrast Fluid-attenuated Inversion Recovery MR Imaging: A Clinical and Phantom Study 2018 Peter J Dickinson, Sarah Jones-Woods, Derek D Cissel Abrogation Of Fluid Suppression In Intracranial Post-contrast Fluid-attenuated Inversion Recovery MR Imaging: A Clinical and Phantom Study Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound,
    • Peter J Dickinson: FGF4 retrogene on CFA12 is responsible for chondrodystrophy and intervertebral disc disease in dogs 2017 Emily A. Brown, Peter J. Dickinson, Tamer Mansour, Beverly K. Sturges, Miriam Aguilar, Amy E. Young, Courtney Korff, Jenna Lind, Cassandra L. Ettinger, Samuel Varoe, Rachel Pollard, C. Titus Brown, Terje Raudsepp, Danika L. Bannasch FGF4 retrogene on CFA12 is responsible for chondrodystrophy and intervertebral disc disease in dogs Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Canine Nervous System Lymphoma Subtypes Display Characteristic Neuroanatomical Patterns 2017 Sisó S, Marco-Salazar P, Moore PF, Sturges BK, Vernau W, Wisner ER, Bollen AW, Dickinson PJ, Higgins RJ Canine Nervous System Lymphoma Subtypes Display Characteristic Neuroanatomical Patterns Veterinary Pathology,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Evaluation of P16 expression in canine appendicular osteosarcoma 2017 Murphy BG, Mok MY, York D, Rebhun R, Woolard KD, Hillman C, Dickinson P, Skorupski K. Evaluation of P16 expression in canine appendicular osteosarcoma BMC Veterinary Research,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Molecular signalling pathways in canine gliomas 2017 Boudreau CE, York D, Higgins RJ, LeCouteur RA, Dickinson PJ. Molecular signalling pathways in canine gliomas Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, doi:10.1111/vco.12147,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients 2016 LeBlanc AK, Mazcko C, Brown DE, Koehler JW, Miller AD, Miller CR, Bentley RT, Packer RA, Breen M, Boudreau CE, Levine JM, Simpson RM, Halsey C, Kisseberth W, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Dickinson PJ, Fan TM, Corps K, Aldape K, Puduvalli V, Pluhar GE, Gilbert MR Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients Neuro-Oncology,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Chromosomal Aberrations in Canine Gliomas Define Candidate Genes and Common Pathways in Dogs and Humans 2016 Dickinson PJ, York D, Higgins RJ, LeCouteur RA, Joshi N, Bannasch D Chromosomal Aberrations in Canine Gliomas Define Candidate Genes and Common Pathways in Dogs and Humans Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology,
    • Peter J Dickinson: Utilizing the Dog Genome in the Search for Novel Candidate Genes Involved in Glioma Development-Genome Wide Association Mapping followed by Targeted Massive Parallel Sequencing Identifies a Strongly Associated Locus 2016 Truvé K, Dickinson PJ, Xiong A, York D, Jayashankar K, Pielberg G, Koltookian M, Murén E, Fuxelius HH, Weishaupt H, Swartling FJ, Andersson G, Hedhammar Å, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Forsberg-Nilsson K, Bannasch D, Lindblad-Toh K Utilizing the Dog Genome in the Search for Novel Candidate Genes Involved in Glioma Development-Genome Wide Association Mapping followed by Targeted Massive Parallel Sequencing Identifies a Strongly Associated Locus PLoS Genetics,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2016 Higgins J, Sisso S, Dickinson PJ, Bollen AW : Tumors of the nervous system, Donald J. Meuten, (ed), Tumors in Domestic Animals, Fifth Edition, Hoboken, NJ. 834-891.

    2013 Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ: Principles of neurosurgery, N Olby and S Platt, (ed), BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Neurology, 4th Edition, Quedgeley. 432-451.

    2012 Dickinson PJ: Obtundation, stupor and coma, Platt S, L. Garosi L, (ed), Small Animal Neurological Emergencies, 1st Edition, London. 139-154.

    2010 Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA: Muscle and nerve biopsy, S.J. Ettinger and E.C. Feldman, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th edition. 451-52.

    2010 LeCouteur RA, Dickinson PJ: Brain biopsy, S.J. Ettinger and E.C. Feldman, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th edition. 454-55.