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David A. Dunn

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Pathology, University of Rochester, 2011
MS, Pathology, University of Rochester, 2006
MS, Animal Science, Brigham Young University, 2005
BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University, 1999


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

Specialty areas:

  • physiology
  • biotechnology
  • animal science


  • 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.