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    Joshua A Stern- BS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
    Associate Professor
    Medicine & Epidemiology

    CCAH Room 258
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 2475
    jstern@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Cardiac genetics and cardiac pharmacogenomics are the principal foci of my research. Specifically, mutation identification and subsequent evaluation of the role that these mutations play in the development of congenital heart disease as well as their effects on response to medical therapy. One of my research goals is to further propel the role of individualized medicine in veterinary cardiology patients. Additionally I am dedicated to the development of large animal models of human heart disease such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

    Education

    2003 BS Agriculture; Animal Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    2008 DVM , The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    2009 , The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
    2011 , Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, Washington
    2012 , North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina
    2013 PhD Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

    Honors and Awards

    2011 Jessie Scholarship for Veterinary Cardiology and Neurology
    2010 Dr. Lynn A George Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Research
    2009 Morris Animal Foundation - Pfizer Animal Health Fellowship
    2007 Sam Segall Small Animal Medicine Scholarship
    2007 College of Veterinary Medicine (OCUCVM) Research Day Award Winner
    2006 Sam Segall Small Animal Medicine Scholarship
    2005 OSUCVM Summer Research Stipend Award
    2004 Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
    2003 Ohio Academic Scholarship
    2002 Ohio Academic Scholarship
    2001 Ohio Academic Scholarship

    Licenses

    State of Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensure #9330
    USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation
    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
    State of California Veterinary Medical Licensure #20664

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Genetic Polymorphisms in the Psittacine Cholesterol Transport Pathway, (Principal Investigator), Association of Avian Veterinarians

    Principal Investigator, Short-term effects of pimobendan in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Identification of Genetic Markers for Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Newfoundlands, (Principal Investigator), AKC Canine Health Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Identification of Genetic Markers for Familial Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Bullmastiffs, (Principal Investigator), AKC Canine Health Foundation

    Principal Investigator, Genetic Polymorphisms Impact Response to Clopidogrel in Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

    Co-Investigator, A Preliminary Study of Structure and Expression of Opioid Receptor Genes in Pigeons and Cockatiels, Joanne Paul-Murphy (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Use of diphenhydramine to reduce infusion-related ventricular arrhythmias in dogs treated with doxorubicin, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, The role of genetics in the psittacine cholesterol transport pathway, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Joshua A Stern: Non-electrocardiographic-gated computed tomographic angiography can be used to diagnose coronary artery anomalies in Bulldogs with pulmonary valve stenosis. 2018 Gunther-Harrington CT, Phillips K, Fousse SL, Visser LC and Stern JA Non-electrocardiographic-gated computed tomographic angiography can be used to diagnose coronary artery anomalies in Bulldogs with pulmonary valve stenosis. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,
    • Joshua A Stern: Inherited cardiomyopathies in veterinary medicine 2018 Stern JA and Ueda Y Inherited cardiomyopathies in veterinary medicine Pflugers Arch,
    • Joshua A Stern: Whole genome variant association across 100 dogs identifies a frame shift mutation in DISHEVELLED 2 which contributes to Robinow-like syndrome in Bulldogs and related screw tail dog breeds 2018 Mansour TA, Lucot K, Konopelski SE, Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, Vernau KL, Choi S, Stern JA, Thomasy SM, Ho HH, Döring S, Verstraete FJM, Johnson EG, York D, Rebhun RB, Brown CT, Bannasch DL. Whole genome variant association across 100 dogs identifies a frame shift mutation in DISHEVELLED 2 which contributes to Robinow-like syndrome in Bulldogs and related screw tail dog breeds PLoS Genetics,
    • Joshua A Stern: First genome-wide CNV mapping in FELIS CATUS using next generation sequencing data. 2018 Genova F, Longeri M, Lyons LA, Bagnato A; 99Lives Consortium, Strillacci MG First genome-wide CNV mapping in FELIS CATUS using next generation sequencing data. BMC Genomics,
    • Joshua A Stern: Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers fed commercial diets 2018 Kaplan JL, Stern JA, Fascetti AJ, Larsen JA, Skolnik H, Peddle GD, Kienle RD, Waxman A, Cocchiaro M, Gunther-Harrington CT, Klose T, LaFauci K, Lefbom B, Machem Lamy M, Malakoff R, Nishimura S, Oldach M, Rosenthal S, Stauthammer C, O'Sullivan L, Visser LC, Williams R, Ontiveros E. Taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy in golden retrievers fed commercial diets PLoS One,
    • Joshua A Stern: Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: what do we know? 2018 Freeman LM, Stern JA, Fries R, Adin DB, Rush JE. Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: what do we know? J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Joshua A Stern: Echocardiographic evaluation of velocity ratio, velocity time integral ratio, and pulmonary valve area in dogs with pulmonary valve stenosis 2018 Nishimura SN, Visser LC, Belanger C, Oldach MS, Gunther-Harrington CT, and Stern JA Echocardiographic evaluation of velocity ratio, velocity time integral ratio, and pulmonary valve area in dogs with pulmonary valve stenosis J Vet Intern Med,
    • Joshua A Stern: Acute echocardiographic effects of sotalol on ventricular systolic function in dogs with ventricular tachyarrhythmias 2018 Visser LC, Kaplan J, Nishimura S, Gunther-Harrington C, Belanger C, Oldach M, Stern JA, Mueller M Acute echocardiographic effects of sotalol on ventricular systolic function in dogs with ventricular tachyarrhythmias J Vet Intern Med,
    • Joshua A Stern: Multiple midline defects identified in a litter of golden retrievers following gestational administration of prednisone and doxycycline: a case series 2018 Kaplan JL, Gunther-Harrington CT, Sutton JS, Stern JA Multiple midline defects identified in a litter of golden retrievers following gestational administration of prednisone and doxycycline: a case series BMC Veterinary Research,
    • Joshua A Stern: High-pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Severe Pulmonic Stenosis: A Prospective Observational Study in 25 Dogs 2018 Belanger C, Gunther-Harrington CT, Nishimura S, Oldach MS, Fousse SL, Visser LC, Stern JA High-pressure Balloon Valvuloplasty for Severe Pulmonic Stenosis: A Prospective Observational Study in 25 Dogs J Vet Cardiol,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2017 Stern JA, Meurs KM: Chapter 252: Myocardial disease: Canine, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Eighth Edition, St. Louis, MO. 1269-77.

    2017 Meurs KM, Stern JA: Chapter 4: Clinical genomics, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Eighth Edition, St. Louis, MO. 27-31.

    2017 Meurs KM, Stern JA: Chapter 3: Basic genetics, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Eighth Edition, St. Louis, MO. 25-6.

    2015 Stern JA: Aortic stenosis (Expanded topic), Tilley LP, Smith FWK, (ed), Blackwell's Five-minute Veterinary Consult: Canine & Feline; Sixth Edition, Hoboken. 104-6.