Faculty profile

David A. Dunn

Associate Professor, Advisement Coordinator


222 Shineman Center

Office hours

Monday, 5:00 – 6:00; Tuesday, 11:00 – 12:00; Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00

David Dunn


Animal transgenesis, genome engineering, pluripotent stem cell technologies, and xenotransplantation.

Specialty areas:

  • physiology
  • biotechnology
  • animal science


* Indicates Undergraduate Research Student

  • Tkachuk, K.A.*, and Dunn, D.A. (2019) Analysis of Sea Lamprey Environmental DNA during Lampricide Treatment in a Tributary of Lake Ontario. Submitted to Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems. In press

  • Perera, D.A., Alsaqufi, A., Shang, M., Wade, D.C., Su, B., Elaswad, A., Fobes, M., Beam, R., Garcia, G., Dunn, D.A., Lipke, E.A., and Dunham, R.A. (2017) Xenogenesis-Production of Channel Catfish X Blue Catfish Hybrid Progeny by Fertilization of Channel Catfish Eggs with Sperm from Triploid Channel Catfish Males with Transplanted Blue Catfish Germ Cells. N. Am. J. Aquacult. 79:61.74.

  • Shang, M., Su, B., Lipke, E.A., Perera, D.A., Li, C., Qin, Z., Li, Y., Dunn, D.A., Cek, S., Peatman, E., and Dunham, R.A. (2015) Spermatogonial stem cells specific marker identification in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and blue catfish, I. furcatusFish Physiol Biochem. 41:1545-56.
  • Dunn, D.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2015) Allotopic expression of ATP6 in the mouse as a transgenic model of mitochondrial disease. Methods Mol Biol. 1265:255.269.
  • Kerscher, P., Bussie, B.S., DeSimone, K.M., Dunn, D.A., and Lipke, E.A. (2015), Characterization of mitochondrial populations during stem cell differentiation.Methods Mol Biol. 1264:453-463.
  • Dunn, D.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2014) Gene Editing. In: Pinkert, C.A. (Ed.),Transgenic Animal Technology, 3rd Edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 229-248.
  • Hodge, A.J.  Kerscher, P., Dunn, D.A., and Lipke, E.A. (2014) Biomimetic Materials for Cardiac Regeneration. In: Jabbari, E., Khademhosseini, A., Kim, D-H., Ghaemmaghami, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration. World Scientific, Singapore.
  • Dunn, D. A., Hodge, A. J. and Lipke, E. A. (2014), Biomimetic materials design for cardiac tissue regeneration. WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 6:15-39.
  • Dunn, D.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2012) Nuclear Expression of a Mitochondrial DNA Gene: Mitochondrial Targeting of Allotopically Expressed Mutant ATP6 in Transgenic Mice. J. Biomed Biotech. 2012: Article ID 541245, doi:10.1155/2012/541245.
  • Dunn, D.A., Cannon, M.V., Irwin, M.H., and Pinkert, C.A. (2011) Animal models of human mitochondrial DNA mutations. Biochem. Biophys. Acta (BBA) - General Subjects 1820:601-607.
  • Cannon, M.V., Dunn, D.A., Irwin, M.H., Brooks, A.I., Bartol, F.F., Trounce, I.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2011) Xenomitochondrial mice: investigation into mitochondrial compensatory mechanisms. Mitochondrion 11:33-39.
  • Martin, M.J., Dunn, D.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2010) Transgenic Animals: Secreted Products. In: Ullrey, D.E, Baer, C.K and Pond, W.G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Science, 2nd Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1047-1050.
  • Pogozelski, W.K., Fletcher, L.D., Cassar, C.A., Dunn, D.A., Trounce, I.A., and Pinkert, C.A. (2008) The mitochondrial genome sequence of Mus terricolor: Comparison with Mus musculus domesticus and implications for xenomitochondrial mouse modeling. Gene 418:27-33.
  • Dunn, D.A., Kooyman, D.L. and Pinkert, C.A. (2005) Foundation Review: Transgenic animals and their impact on the drug discovery industry. Drug Discov. Today 10:757-767.
  • Martin, M.J., Dunn, D.A. and Pinkert, C.A. (2005) Transgenic Animals: Secreted Products. In: Pond, W.G. and Bell, A.W. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Science.Marcel Dekker, New York, 843-846.
    • Reprinted: Martin, M.J., Dunn, D.A. and Pinkert, C.A. (2010) Transgenic Animals: Secreted Products. In: Heldman, D.R., Wheeler, M.B., and Hoover, D.G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food. CRC Press, New York, 622-624.
  • Trounce, I.A., McKenzie, M., Cassar, C.A., Ingraham, C.A., Lerner, C.A.,Dunn, D.A., Donegan, C.L., Takeda, K., Pogozelski, W.K., Howell, R.L. and Pinkert, C.A. (2004) Development and initial characterization of xenomitochondrial mice. J Bioenerg Biomembr 36:421-427.


Ph.D., Pathology, University of Rochester
MS, Pathology, University of Rochester
MS, Animal Science, Brigham Young University
BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University