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Gayle C. Johnson
Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology
Associate Director, VMDL
Leader, VMDL Anatomical Pathology Section
Coordinator, VMDL Neuropathology and Oncopathology
Anatomical Pathologist, VMDL

  • DVM, University of California-Davis
  • MPVM, University of California-Davis
  • MS, University of California-Davis
  • PhD, Washington State University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Email: JohnsonGC@missouri.edu

Research emphasis: Diagnosis and description of the pathologic changes in neurological diseases. Pathology of rickettsial and lentiviral diseases.

Teaching: Pathology

VPB 5576 - Systemic Pathology I Autumn, Course Leader
VPB 5577 - Systemic Pathology II Autumn, Course Leader     
VPB 6647 - Diagnostic Pathology and Special Species Medicine, Course Leader
VPB 6679 - Advanced Diagnostic Path, Course Leader
Vet Med 8402B - Neurology Journal Club
Vet Med 8402D - Clinicopathologic case Conference
V path 8432 - Advanced Histopathology

Selected Publications:

Vuillemenot BR, Kennedy D, Cooper JD, Wong AM, Sri S, Doeleman T, Katz ML, Coates JR, Johnson GC, Reed RP, Adams EL, Butt MT, Musson DG, Henshaw J, Keve S, Cahayag R, Tsuruda LS, O'Neill CA. 2015. Nonclinical evaluation of CNS-administered TPP1 enzyme replacement in canine CLN2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Mol Genet Metab. 114(2):281-293. PMID: 25257657

Gilliam, D., D.P.  O'Brien, J.R. Coates, G.S. Johnson, G.C. Johnson, T. Mhlanga-Mutangadura, L. Hansen, J. Taylor, and R. Schnabel. A Homozygous KCNJ10 Mutation in Jack Russell Terriers and Related Breeds with Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia, Seizures, or Both.  J. Vet. Intern. Med. 28(3):871-877, 2014. PMID: 24708069

Zeng R, Coates JR, Johnson GC, Hansen L, Awano T, Kolicheski A. et al. Breed distribution of SOD1 alleles previously associated with canine degenerative myelopathy. J Vet Intern Med 28 (2): 115-121, 2014.

Stoffel RT, McClure JC, Butcher MM, Johnson GC, Roland W, Cheng C, et al. Experimental infection of Rhipicephalus sanguineus with Ehrlichia chaffeensis. Vet Microbiol 172(1-2): 334-338, 2014.

Johnson GC, Wininger FA, Coates JR. Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry of Canine and Feline Intracalvarial Tumors in the Age of Brain Biopsies. Vet Pathol 51(1):146-160, 2014.

Johnson, G.C., J.R. Coates, and F. Wininger. 2014. Diagnostic immunohistochemistry of canine and feline intracalvarial tumors in the age of brain biopsies. Vet. Pathol. 51(1):146-160. PMID: 24280940

Morgan, B.R., J.R. Coates, G.C. Johnson, G.D. Shelton, and M.L. Katz. 2014. Characterization of thoracic motor and sensory neurons and spinal nerve roots in canine degenerative myelopathy, a potential disease model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J. Neurosci. Res. 92(4):531-541. PMID: 24375814

Morris EM, Jackman MR, Johnson GC, Liu TW, Lopez JL, Kearney ML, Fletcher JA, Meers GM, Koch LG, Britton SL, Rector RS, Ibdah JA, MacLean PS, Thyfault JP. 2014. Intrinsic aerobic capacity impacts susceptibility to acute high-fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 307(4):E355-64. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00093.2014. PMID: 24961240

Schrauwen I, Barber RM, Schatzberg SJ, Siniard AL, Corneveaux JJ, Porter BF, Vernau KM, Keesler RI, Matiasek K, Flegel T, Miller AD, Southard T, Mariani CL, Johnson GC, Huentelman MJ. 2014. Identification of novel genetic risk loci in Maltese dogs with necrotizing meningoencephalitis and evidence of a shared genetic risk across toy dog breeds. PLoS One. 9(11):e112755. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112755. PMID: 25393235

Sanders DN, Zeng R, Wegner DA, Johnson GS, Johnson GC, Decker GE, Katz ML, Platt SR, O’Brien DP. GM2 Gangliosidosis Associated with a HEXA Missense Mutation in Japanese Chin Dogs: a Potential Model for Tay Sachs Disease. 108(1):70-75, 2013.

Chamberlin WG, Middleton JR, Spain JN, Johnson GC, Ellersieck MR, Pithua P. Subclinical hypocalcemia, plasma biochemical parameters, lipid metabolism, postpartum disease, and fertility in postparturient dairy cows. J Dairy Science 96(11): 7001-7013, 2013.

Morgan BR, Coates JR, Johnson GC, Bujnak AC, Katz ML. Characterization of intercostal muscle pathology in canine degenerative myelopathy: a disease model for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J Neurosci Res 248C:585-593, 2013.

Cregar LC, Wiedmeyer CE, Ringen DR, Evans TJ, Johnson GC, Kuroki K. Copper toxicosis in a Boer goat. Vet Clin Pathol. 41:502-8, 2012. PMID: 23121408.

Bozynski CC, Vasquez L, O'Brien DP, Johnson GC. Compressive myelopathy associated with ectasia of the vertebral and spinal arteries in a dog. Vet Pathol. 49:779-83, 2012.


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