Department of Comparative Medicine

Piper M. Treuting


 Professor and Vice Chair

D.V.M., Louisiana State University 1996
M.S., University of Washington 2000
Diplomate, ACVP 2001

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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’s impact in research is recognized on an international level as she has been named by Clarivate Analytics on the 2016, 2018, and 2019 lists of Highly Cited Researchers (top 1% of researchers) and she is the recipient of the 2019 American College of Veterinary Pathologists Mid-Career Excellence Award for Leadership in Research. She is an active member of the ACVP,  as a founding member of the Comparative Pathology Special Interest Group, comparative pathology pre-meeting workshops organizer, as the chair of the Academic Leadership Special Interest Group, and most recently, she served as the chair of the Governance Task Force.  Her work for ACVP is recognized as a 2019 Presidential Awardee for dedication and service.

Dr. Treuting is the Editor-in-Chief, contributing author and photo editor of Comparative Anatomy and Histology: A Mouse and Human Atlas. 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 an adjunct Professor in the UW Department of Pathology. Administratively, as Vice Chair, a member of the faculty, and Dean’s Standing Committee on Women in Medicine and Science, she supports and advances the varied academic, service, and research activities of the department, School of Medicine, and the University of Washington.

Complete Bibliography

Selected Publications (out of 111)

STING is required for host defense against neuropathological West Nile virus infection. McGuckin Wuertz K, Treuting PM, Hemann EA, Esser-Nobis K, Snyder AG, Graham JB, Daniels BP, Wilkins C, Snyder JM, Voss KM, Oberst A, Lund J, Gale M Jr. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Aug 15;15(8):e1007899. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007899. eCollection 2019 Aug. PMID: 31415679

The devil is in the details-Host disease and co-infections are associated with zoonotic pathogen carriage in Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Rothenburger JL, Himsworth CG, Nemeth NM, Pearl DL, Treuting PM, Jardine CM. Zoonoses Public Health. 2019 Jun 20. doi: 10.1111/zph.12615. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31222965

Histopathological Scoring. Treuting PM, Boyd KL. Vet Pathol. 2019 Jan;56(1):17-18. doi: 10.1177/0300985818785699. PubMed PMID: 30791862.

Pathology Study Design, Conduct, and Reporting to Achieve Rigor and Reproducibility in Translational Research Using Animal Models. Everitt JI, Treuting PM, Scudamore C, Sellers R, Turner PV, Ward JM, Zeiss CJ. ILAR J. 2019 Jan 9. doi: 10.1093/ilar/ily020. PMID: 30624739

Initial Case Reports of Cancer in Naked Mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber). Delaney MA, Ward JM, Walsh TF, Chinnadurai SK, Kerns K, Kinsel MJ, Treuting PMVet Pathol. 2016 May;53(3):691-6. doi: 10.1177/0300985816630796. Epub 2016 Feb 4. PMID: 26846576