Nobuko Wakamatsu-Utsuki, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV

Clinical Associate Professor
Anatomic Pathologist/Pathology Section Head

Department of Comparative Pathobiology /
Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765.494.7473


- PhD | University of Georgia
- BVSc | Kitasato University


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians

Areas of Interest

Avian Pathology and Avian Diagnostics
Diagnostic Pathology
Avian and Non-Domestic Animal Pathology


2020 - Present | Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University
2012 - 2020 | Clinical Associate Professor, Louisiana State University

Selected Publications

– Wakamatsu N, King DJ, Seal BS, Samal SK, Brown CC. The pathogenesis of Newcastle disease: A comparison of selected Newcastle disease virus wild-type strains and their infectious clones. Virology, 353(2): 333-343, 2006.

– Wakamatsu N, Collins JB, Parker JS, Tessema M, Clayton NP, Ton TT, Hong HL, Belinsky S, Devereux TR, Sills RC, Lahousse SA. Gene expression studies demonstrate that the K-ras/Erk MAP kinase signal transduction pathway and other novel pathways contribute to the pathogenesis of cumen-induced lung tumors. Toxicologic Pathology, 36:743-752, 2008.

РBeaufrère H, Nevarez JG, Holder K, Pariaut R, Tully TN, Wakamatsu N. Characterization and classification of psittacine atherosclerotic lesions by histopathology, digital image analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Avian Pathology 40:531-544, 2011.

– Higbie C, Bennett RA, Wakamatsu N, Baumruck RA, Rademacher N, Nevarez JG, Magee AN, Langohr IM. Semen-matrix calculi in a juvenile chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 28:69-75, 2019.

– Berg K, Anderson A, Wakamatsu N, Tully TN. What if your diagnosis? Sarcocystis encephalitis in a Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 33:314-320, 2019.

– Lewis BW, Vo T, Choudhary I, Kidder A, Bathula C, Ehre C, Wakamatsu N, Patial S, Saini Y. Ablation of IL33 suppresses Th2 responses, but with sustained mucus obstruction, in the Scnn1b transgenic mouse model. The Journal of Immunology, 204:1650-1660, 2020.

– Patial S, Higbie C, Tully TN, Wakamatsu N. Proximal hind limb leiomyosarcoma with disseminated metastasis in a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. 35:101-102, 2020.

– Sullivan JL, Wakamatsu N, Yin J-H, Roberts T, Bennett RA. Assessment of a vessel and tissue-sealing device for ovariectomy in chickens to evaluate the potential application of the procedure to other avian species. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 82:310-317, 2021.

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