Pete W. Christopherson, DVM, PHD, DACVP

Dr. Peter W. Christopherson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology, earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.  He began a combined clinical pathology residency and graduate training program at Auburn University in the fall of 2001 and trained under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Welles, Dr. Mary Boudreaux, Dr. Joe Spano, and Dr. Julia Blue.  Dr. Christopherson received board certification by American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2007.  In 2008, under the direction of Dr. Boudreaux, he earned a PhD in research describing the clinical, biochemical, and molecular basis for Glanzmann Thrombasthenia in horses.  He subsequently  joined the faculty at Auburn University at the end of 2008.


Research Interests

Inherited and Acquired Platelet and Coagulation Disorders

Selected Publications

Christopherson PW, van Santen VL, Livesey L and Boudreaux MK.  A 10-base-pair Deletion in the Gene Encoding Platelet Glycoprotein IIb Associated with Glanzmann Thrombasthenia in a Horse.  JVIM 2007; 21:196-198.

Wygnanski-Jaffe T, Murphy CJ, Smith C, Kubai M, Christopherson PW, Ethier CR and Levin AV.  Protective Ocular Mechanisms in Woodpeckers.  Eye 2007; 21:83-89.

Christopherson PW, Insalaco TA, van Santen VL, Livesey L, Bourne C and Boudreaux MK. Characterization of the cDNA Encoding aIIb and b3 in Normal Horses and Two Horses with Glanzmann Thrombasthenia.  Vet Pathol 2006; 43:78-82.

Livesey L, Christopherson PW, Hammond A, Perkins J, Toivio-Kinnucan M, Insalaco TA and Boudreaux MK.  Platelet dysfunction (Glanzmann thrombasthenia) in horses. JVIM 2005; 19:917-919.

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