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Piper M. Treuting, D.V.M., M.S.
Associate Professor

Photo credit: Stuart Danford
Department of Comparative Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

P: 616-6725


Piper Meigs Treuting received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1996 and began a post-doctoral fellowship in the UW Department of Comparative Medicine the same year. After receiving her Master of Science she joined the DCM faculty in the position of Chief of the Rodent Health Monitoring Program. Dr. Treuting received board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in September of 2001. Dr. Treuting serves as Chief of Comparative Pathology Program and services, directs UW Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and co-directs the Histology and Imaging Core (HIC). Dr. Treuting is the consulting comparative pathologist for the HIC.

Research, Service, and Training Interests

Dr. Treuting’s overarching research interest is focused on the pathology of genetically modified rodents and the use of animal models in translational study of human disease. She has extensive experience in the pathology of animal models of human diseases, discovery and preclinical research, and collaborates with diverse research groups.

Dr. Treuting is an Editor-in-Chief, contributing author  and photo editor of Comparative Anatomy and Histology: A Mouse and Human Atlas. The second edition will be published in late 2016.  She is a guest Co-Editor-in-Chief for Veterinary Pathology’s special topic issue on Aging. She is the editor of book reviews for Veterinary Pathology.

Dr. Treuting coordinates the pathology coursework, rounds, and rotations offered by the Department of Comparative Medicine (CMED 514, 512, 590; Comparative Pathology Rounds). She co-coordinates the Biology and Diseases of Laboratory Animal course series (CMED 520/530 521/531), and the Biology of the Mouse (CMED 407). Dr. Treuting also trains and mentors select residents interested in achieving ACVP board certification. She is member of the coordinating faculty for the Jackson Laboratories Annual Workshops on the Pathology of Mouse Models for Human Disease.

Selected Recent Publications (out of 87)

  1. Meeker SM, Treuting PM, Maggio-Price L, Snyder JM. What Is Your Neurologic Diagnosis? J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2016 Apr 15;248(8):883-5. doi: 10.2460/javma.248.8.883.
  2. Gounder AP, Myers ND, Treuting PM, Bromme BA, Wilson SS, Wiens ME, Lu W, Ouellette AJ, Spindler KR, Parks WC, Smith JG. Defensins Potentiate a Neutralizing Antibody Response to Enteric Viral Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Mar 2;12(3):e1005474. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005474. eCollection 2016 Mar. PubMed PMID: 26933888
  3. Ward JM, Youssef SA, Treuting PM. Why Animals Die: An Introduction to the Pathology of Aging. Vet Pathol. 2016 Mar;53(2):229-32. doi: 10.1177/0300985815612151.
  4. Treuting PM, Snyder JM, Ikeno Y, Schofield PN, Ward JM, Sundberg JP. The Vital Role of Pathology in Improving Reproducibility and Translational Relevance of Aging Studies in Rodents. Vet Pathol. 2016 Mar;53(2):244-9. doi: 10.1177/0300985815620629. Epub 2016 Jan 20.
  5. Delaney MA, Kinsel MJ, Treuting PM. Renal Pathology in a Nontraditional Aging Model: The Naked Mole-Rat (Heterocephalus glaber). Vet Pathol. 2016 Mar;53(2):493-503. doi: 10.1177/0300985815612557. Epub 2015 Nov 16.
  6. Snyder JM, Ward JM, Treuting PM. Cause-of-Death Analysis in Rodent Aging Studies. Vet Pathol. 2016 Mar;53(2):233-43. doi: 10.1177/0300985815610391. Epub 2015 Oct 27.
  7. Delaney MA, Ward JM, Walsh TF, Chinnadurai SK, Kerns K, Kinsel MJ, Treuting PM. Initial Case Reports of Cancer in Naked Mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber). Vet Pathol. 2016 Feb 4. pii: 0300985816630796. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Hsu CC, Piotrowski SL, Meeker SM, Smith KD, Maggio-Price L, Treuting PM. Histologic Lesions Induced by Murine Norovirus Infection in Laboratory Mice. Vet Pathol. 2016 Jan 20. pii: 0300985815618439. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Feng Y, van der Veeken J, Shugay M, Putintseva EV, Osmanbeyoglu HU, Dikiy S, Hoyos BE, Moltedo B, Hemmers S, Treuting P, Leslie CS, Chudakov DM, Rudensky AY. A mechanism for expansion of regulatory T-cell repertoire and its role in self-tolerance. Nature. 2015 Nov 25. doi: 10.1038/nature16141. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Pestal K, Funk CC, Snyder JM, Price ND, Treuting PM, Stetson DB. Isoforms of RNA-Editing Enzyme ADAR1 Independently Control Nucleic Acid Sensor MDA5-Driven Autoimmunity and Multi-organ Development. Immunity. 2015 Nov 17;43(5):933-44. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.11.001.
Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/p.m..treuting.1/bibliography/44962161/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending. 

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