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David J. Waters, DVM, PhD

  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 625 Harrison Street
  • West Lafayette, IN 47907

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  • 1992 - PhD | University of Minnesota
  • 1989 - Residency | University of Minnesota
  • 1984 - DVM | Cornell University


  • Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1990

Areas of Interest

  • Oncology: cancer chemoprevention, tumor microenvironment modulation of the metastatic phenotype, organ-specific metastasis, prostate carcinoma and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, orthotopic xenotransplantation of tumors in athymic mice, mechanism of bone metastasis, discovery and evaluation of novel anticancer agents, osteosarcoma, angiogenesis, effect of subcurative therapy on residual disease, development of in vivo cancer models
  • Gerontology: biological basis for aging and cancer risk, biomarkers of mammalian aging, animal models of aging
  • Clinical Research Interests: musculoskeletal neoplasia, neurologic disease in dogs with cancer, cervical fractures, fibrocartilaginous embolic disease of miniature schnauzers, spinal cord injury, prognostic factors in dogs with thoracolumbar disc herniation

Selected Publications