Faculty Biosketches, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

U of I logoCollege of Veterinary Medicine

Kathleen Colegrove

Clinincal Assistant Professor , Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Professional Interests: Research/Professional interests: Diseases of free-ranging and captive wildlife, in particular infectious diseases of marine mammals; the role of environmental factors in wildlife disease; immunohistochemistry in diagnostic and cancer pathology.

My current research focuses on the pathogenesis and molecular alterations in endemic urogenital neoplasia in California sea lions. Collaborative projects have shown that viral infection, genetic factors, endocrine disrupting environmental contaminants, steroid hormone receptor expression, and alterations in the tumor suppressor gene p53 may be involved in tumor development. Sea lions offer a unique model to investigation the multifactorial aspects of cancer development in a wildlife species.

Selected Publications:

T. Goldstein T., J.A.K. Mazet, T.S. Zabka, G. Langlois, K.M. Colegrove, M. Silver, S. Bargu Ates, F. Van Dolah, T. Leighfield, P.A. Conrad, J. Barakos, D. C. Williams, S. Dennison,  M.A. Haulena and F.M.D. Gulland. Novel symptomatology and changing epidemiology of domoic acid toxicosis in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): an increasing risk to marine mammal health. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B  2007 Nov 15.

S. Dennison, F Gulland, M. Haulena, H. De Morais, and K. M. Colegrove. Urate nephrolithiasis in a northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) and a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), 2007 38(1): 114-120.           

N. Pusterla, K.M. Colegrove, P.F. Moore, K.G. Magdesian, and W.Vernau. Multicentric T-cell lymphosarcoma in an alpacha, The Veterinary Journal 171(1) 2006 pp. 181-185.  

K.M. Colegrove, D. Greig, and F.M.D. Gulland. Causes of stranding of phocids (northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) and Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina)) along the central California coast, 1992 – 2001 Aquatic Mammals 31(1) 2005 pp. 1-10.

T. Kelly, D. Greig, K.M. Colegrove, L.J. Lowenstine, M. Daily, and M. Haulena. Metastrongyle nematode (Otostongylus circumlitus) infestation in a stranded California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)- a new host parasite association. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41 (3) 2005 pp. 593-598.

K.M. Colegrove, L.J. Lowenstine, and F.M.D. Gulland: Leptospirosis in northern elephant (Mirounga angustirostris) stranded on the central California coast. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(2) 2005 pp. 426-430.