College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

James Stanton, D.V.M., Ph.D

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Assistant Professor
Anatomic Pathology Recruitment Coordinator

Research activity and interests:

My research interests are in animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs; prion diseases) using sheep scrapie as a model system. Our overall objective is to investigate the cellular pathogenesis of prion diseases. Currently, we are using primary sheep cell cultures to evaluate potential factors that may promote accumulation of the abnormal prion protein. One current area of investigation is the effect of co-infections on the accumulation of abnormal prion protein. This includes determining which specific co-infections result in enhanced prion accumulation and then investigating the mechanism by which these pathogens enhance the accumulation of abnormal prion. Additionally, we are investigating host factors that may determine susceptibility to prion accumulation, or that may act as cofactors in the accumulation of prion diseases. The goal is to increase the understanding of the cellular biology of prion diseases and then to use this knowledge to develop more effective control measures.



DVM: University of Georgia; 2001
PhD: Washington State University; 2008


I also serve as the Anatomic Pathology Recruitment Coordinator [].

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