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

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 co-directs UW Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and 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 mice and the use of mouse models in translational study of human disease. She has extensive experience in the pathology of genetically modified mice and the use of mouse models in translational study of human disease. Her research areas center on mouse models in inflammation, aging, and cancer.

Dr. Treuting is an Editor-in-Chief and contributing author 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 to be published early 2016. 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.

2015 Publications

1. Rothenburger JL, Himsworth CG, Treuting PM, Leighton FA. Survey of cardiovascular pathology in wild urban Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus. Vet Pathol. 2015 Jan;52(1):201-8. doi: 10.1177/0300985814528220. Epub 2014 Mar 31. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24686390

2. Snyder JM, Treuting PM, Brabb T, Miller KE, Covey E, Lencioni KL. Hepatic Lipidosis in a Research Colony of Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus). Comp Med. 2015 Apr;65(2):133-9. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25926399, PMCID: PMC4408899

3. Graham JB, Thomas S, Swarts J, McMillan AA, Ferris MT, Suthar MS, Treuting PM, Ireton R, Gale M Jr, Lund JM. Genetic diversity in the collaborative cross model  recapitulates human West Nile virus disease outcomes. MBio. 2015 May 5;6(3):e00493-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00493-15. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25944860, PMCID: PMC4436067

4. Rothenburger JL, Himsworth CG, Clifford CB, Ellis J, Treuting PM, Leighton FA. Respiratory Pathology and Pathogens in Wild Urban Rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus). Vet Pathol. 2015 Nov;52(6):1210-9. doi: 10.1177/0300985815593123. Epub 2015 Jul 13. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26169386

5. Eldredge LC, Treuting PM, Manicone AM, Ziegler SF, Parks WC, McGuire JK. CD11b(+) Mononuclear Cells Mitigate Hyperoxia-induced Lung Injury in Neonatal Mice. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2015 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID:  26192732

6. Gray EE, Treuting PM, Woodward JJ, Stetson DB. Cutting Edge: cGAS Is Required for Lethal Autoimmune Disease in the Trex1-Deficient Mouse Model of Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome. J Immunol. 2015 Sep 1;195(5):1939-43. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1500969. Epub 2015 Jul 29. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26223655, PMCID: PMC4546858

7. Arpaia N, Green JA, Moltedo B, Arvey A, Hemmers S, Yuan S, Treuting PM, Rudensky  AY. A Distinct Function of Regulatory T Cells in Tissue Protection. Cell. 2015 Aug 27;162(5):1078-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.08.021. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26317471, PMCID: PMC4603556

8. Treuting PM, Snyder JM. Mouse Necropsy. Curr Protoc Mouse Biol. 2015 Sep 1;5(3):223-33. doi: 10.1002/9780470942390.mo140296. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26331757

9. Snyder JM, Ward JM, Treuting PM. Cause-of-Death Analysis in Rodent Aging Studies. Vet Pathol. 2015 Oct 27. doi:pii: 0300985815610391. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed  [citation] PMID: 26508696

10. Delaney MA, Kinsel MJ, Treuting PM. Renal Pathology in a Nontraditional Aging Model: The Naked Mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber). Vet Pathol. 2015 Nov 16. doi:pii: 0300985815612557. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 26574557

11. 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. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26588779, PMCID: PMC4654992

12. 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 Dec 3;528(7580):132-6. doi: 10.1038/nature16141. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26605529

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