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Aaron Olsen

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Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Viral Pathology, Utah State University, 2008
Pathophysiology of Arboviral Encephalitides in Laboratory Rodents
DVM, Veterianry Medicine, Purdue University, 2002
MS, Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, 2002
BS, Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University, 1999



Teaching Interests

Animal anatomy & physiology, histology, general pathology

Research Interests

Laboratory animal science, infectious disease, cardiology


Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: 650 Bioinnovations
DialPhone: 435-797-8141
SendEmail: aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Awards

Abraham Lincoln Honor Award, 2016

United States Department of Agriculture

Advisor of the Year- College of Agriculture, Utah State University, 2010


  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Wang, Z., Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., White, K.L, (2014). Transgenic goat models to study cardiac fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. . Transgenic research
  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Hall, J., Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A.J, Dosdall, D., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., Wang, Z., Olsen, A.L, White, K.L, Davies, C., (2013). Cardiac specific overexpression of Transforming Growth Factor Beta1 (TGF-Beta1) increases susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in transgenic goats. Circulation

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Hill, R.J, Mason, H., Yeip, G., Merchant, S.S, Olsen, A.L, Stott, R.D, Van Wettere, A., Bressel, E., Mason, J., The influence of forced exercise in surgically destabilized stifle joints is synergistic with bone, but antagonistic with cartilage in an ovine model of osteoarthritis. Veterinary Pathology
        • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Davies, C., Regouski, M., Hall, J., Olsen, A.L, Meng, Q., Rutigliano, H., Dosdall, D., Angel, N., Sachse, F., Seidel, T., Thomas, A., Stott, R.D, Panter, K., Lee, P., Van Wettere, A., Stevens, J.R, Wang, Z., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., White, K.L, (2016). Increased Susceptibility to Atrial Fibrillation Secondary to Atrial Fibrosis in Transgenic Goats Expressing Transforming Growth Factor-β1. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. , 27:10, 1220-1229.
        • Ranjan, R., Dosdall, D., Layne, N., Higuchi, K., Silvernagel, J.M, Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., (2014). Diagnostic imaging and pacemaker implantation in a domestic goat with persistent left cranial vena cava. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 16, 45-50.
        • Snow, D.R, Ward, R.E, Jimenez-Flores, R., Olsen, A.L, Hintze, K.J, (2011). Membrane-rich milk fat diet provides protection against gastrointestinal stress in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). . Journal of Dairy Science, 94:5, 2201-2212.
        • Olsen, A.L, (2009). Correlation between breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and disease outcome of viral encephalitis in mice. Antiviral Research, 75, 104-12.
        • Subramanian, G.M, Moore, P.A, Gowen, B., Olsen, A.L, Barnard, D., Paragas, J., Hogan, R.J, Sidwell, R.W, (2008). Potent in vitro activity of the albumin fusion type 1 interferons (albumin-interferon-alpha and albumin-interferon-beta) against RNA viral agents of bioterrorism and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus. Chemotherapy, 54:3, 176-180.
        • Morrey, J.D, Siddharthan, V., Olsen, A.L, Wang, H., Julander, J., Hall, J.O, Li, H., Nordstrom, J.L, Koenig, S., Johnson, S., Diamond, M.S, (2007). Defining limits of treatment with humanized neutralizing monoclonal antibody for West Nile virus neurological infection in a hamster model.. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 51 (7), 2396-402.
        • Julander, J., Judge, J.W, Olsen, A.L, Rosenberg, B., Shafer, K., Sidwell, R.W, (2007). Prophylactic treatment with recombinant Eimeria protein, alone or in combination with an agonist cocktail, protects mice from Banzi virus infection.. Antiviral Research, 75(1), 14-19.
        • Julander, J., Winger, Q.A, Olsen, A.L, Day, C.W, Sidwell, R.W, Morrey, J.D, (2005). Treatment of West Nile virus-infected mice with reactive immunoglobulin reduces fetal titers and increased dam survival. Antiviral Res., 65:2, 79-85.
        • Morrey, J.D, Day, C.W, Julander, J., Olsen, A.L, Sidwell, R.W, Cheney, C.D, Blatt, L.M, (2004). Modeling hamsters for evaluating West Nile virus therapies.. Antiviral Res., 63:1, 41-50.
        • Professional Journal

        • Schmidt, R.H, Olsen, A.L, (2016). Protocol Review: The details are what matter. Lab Animal, 45:3, 96-97.
        • Dosdall, D.J, Ranjan, R., Higuchi, K., Kholmovski, E., Angel, N., Li, L., MacLeod, R., Norlund, L., Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., Marrouche, N.F, (2013). Chronic atrial fibrillation causes left ventricular dysfunction in dogs but not goats: experience with dogs, goats, and pigs. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 305:5, H725-731. doi: doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00440.2013

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  Other

                • Olsen, A.L, (2009). PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ARBOVIRAL ENCEPHALITIDES IN LABORATORY RODENTS. *

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                Scheduled Teaching

                ADVS, VM 7510, 7515 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2017

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2016

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2015

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2015

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2014

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2013

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2013

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2013

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2012

                VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2012

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Summer 2012

                ADVS 5700 - General Pathology, Spring 2012

                ADVS,BIOL 5700,6700 - General Pathology, Spring 2012

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2012

                ADVS,BIOL 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2011

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Summer 2011

                ADVS 5700 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY (CI), Spring 2011

                BIOL 5700 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY (CI), Spring 2011

                ADVS 3920 - INTERN VET MEDICINE, Spring 2011

                ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2010

                ADVS 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2010

                BIOL 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2010

                USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2010


                Extension

                Administrator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, - Ongoing
                Director, Laboratory Animal Research Center, - Ongoing

                Graduate Students Mentored