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David Bunick

Associate Professor Emeritus

Address and Contact Information

College of Veterinary Medicine
2001 South Lincoln Avenue
3607 Vet Med Basic Sciences Bldg.
Urbana, IL  61801


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, University of Massachusetts

Selected Publications

Preliminary Metabolism of Lomustine in Dogs and Comparative Cytotoxicity of Lomustine and Its Major Metabolites in Canine Cells. Chakkath T, Lavergne S, Fan T, Bunick D, Dirikolu L. Veterinary Sciences 2014 In Press

Altered mRNA and protein expression of filaggrin in the skin of a canine animal model for atopic dermatitis. Santoro D, Marsella R, Ahrens K, Graves TK, Bunick D. Vet Dermatol. 2013 Jun; 24(3):329-36.

Evaluation of canine antimicrobial peptides in infected and noninfected chronic atopic skin. Santoro D, Bunick D, Graves TK, Segre M. Vet Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 24(1):39-47.

Development and validation of TaqMan quantitative PCR for detection of frog virus 3-like virus in eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Allender MC, Bunick D, Mitchell MA. J Virol Methods. 2013 Mar; 188(1-2):121-5.

Molecular and histological evidence of brown adipose tissue in adult cats.Clark MH, Ferguson DC, Bunick D, Hoenig M. Vet J. 2013 Jan;195(1):66-72.

Expression and distribution of canine antimicrobial peptides in the skin of healthy and atopic beagles. Santoro D, Marsella R, Bunick D, Graves TK, Campbell KL.Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011 Dec 15; 144(3-4):382-8.

Estradiol deficiency during development modulates the expression of circadian and daily rhythms in male and female aromatase knockout mice. Brockman R, Bunick D, Mahoney MM. Horm Behav. 2011 Sep;60(4):439-47.

Expression and distribution of antimicrobial peptides in the skin of healthy beagles. Santoro D, Bunick D, Graves TK, Campbell KL. Vet Dermatol. 2011 Feb;22(1):61-7.

Expression of basigin in reproductive tissues of estrogen receptor-{alpha} or -{beta} null mice. Chen L, Bi J, Nakai M, Bunick D, Couse JF, Korach KS, Nowak RA. Reproduction. 2010 Jun;139(6):1057-66.

Courses Taught

CB550. Detection and Analysis of Specific Gene Transcripts (mRNA): A hands-on Laboratory Course.This graduate level course will give participants the background understanding, hands on experience and confidence necessary to correctly utilize Real-time PCR methodologies for the accurate detection and quantitation of gene expression and much more.

CB591. CB Seminar Series. A graduate level seminar providing experience in presenting research findings with positive feedback on presentation skills.

Current Projects

Investigation of the role of the Hedghog pathway gene, smoothen, in murine fat metabolism/deposition.

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