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Professor Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Division of Comparative Medicine

Research Interests

My research has focused in three primary areas—composite tissue transplantation, infectious disease research, and control algorithms for automated critical care systems. 

As a member of the Division of Comparative Medicine and a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, I am very interested in health problems that affect both humans and animals. An excellent area to combine these interests is in the area of infectious disease, since many diseases affect both people and animals. In addition to this work a longstanding collaboration in the transplantation of composite tissue and the modulation of the immune response to this tissue has been both challenging and exciting. My recent collaboration with engineering colleagues to help develop automated critical care systems using swine models has also been very stimulating. I look forward to continuing these areas of study and taking advantage of whatever additional research opportunities present themselves in the future.


Shipley ST, Johnson DK, Roodgar M, Smith DG, Montgomery CA, Lloyd SM, Higgins JA, Kriel EH, Klein HJ, Porter WP, Nazareno JB, Houghton P, Panda A, DeTolla LJ. Mycobacterium kansasii Isolated from Tuberculin-positive Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in the Absence of Disease. Comparative Medicine 2017 August. Vol 67, No 4 Pages 1-8.

Rybak ER, Shipley ST, Tatarov I, Sun W, Braileanu G, Burdorf L, Sievert E, Azimzadeh AM, DeTolla LJ, Pierson RN. Clinical Trypanosoma cruzi Disease after Transplantation in a Cynomolgus Monkey (Macaca fascicularis). Comparative Medicine. Vol 66, No 6. 494-498.

Barth RN, Rodriguez ED, Mundinger GS, Nam AJ, Ha JS, Hui-Chou H, Jones LS, Panda A, Shipley ST, Drachenberg CB, Kukuruga D, Bartlett ST. Vascularized Bone Marrow Based Immunosuppression Inhibits Rejection of Vascularized Composite Allografts in Non-Human Primates. Am J Transplant. 2011 Jul;11(7):1407-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03551.x. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Mundinger GS, Nam AJ, Hui-Chou HG, Stanwix MG, Jones LS, Drachenberg CB, Kukuruga D, Shipley ST, Dorafshar AH, Panda A, Bartlett ST, Barth RN, Rodriguez ED. Non-Human Primate Model of Fibula Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Demonstrates Donor-recipient Bony Union. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec;128(6):1193-204.

Mundinger GS, Narushima M, Hui-Chou HG, Jones LS, Ha JS, Shipley ST, Drachenberg CB, Dorafshar AH, Koshima I, Bartlett ST, Barth RN, Rodriguez ED. Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Lymphatic Regeneration in Nonhuman Primate Facial Vascularized Composite Allografts. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Mar;68(3):314-319. [PubMed]

Mundinger GS, Munivenkatappa R, Drachenberg CB, Ha JS, Vaca EE, Shipley ST, Papadimitriou JC, Bartlett ST, Rodriguez ED, Barth RN. Histopathology of Chronic Rejection in a Nonhuman Primate Model of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Transplantation. 2013 May 27;95(10):1204-1210. [PubMed]

Seekatz AM, Panda A, Rasko DA, Toapanta FR, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Khan AQ, Liu Z, Shipley ST, Detolla LJ, Sztein MB, Fraser CM. Differential response of the cynomolgus macaque gut microbiota to Shigella infection. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 5;8(6):e64212. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064212. Print 2013. [PubMed]

Shipley ST. Response to Protocol Review Scenario: Document IACUC Review. Lab Anim (NY). 2013 Jul 22;42(8):280. doi: 10.1038/laban.347.

List of publications from PubMed

Steven Shipley