Marlyn S. Whitney, DVM, PhD

Clinical Professor Emerita

  • AB (Biology), University of Missouri
  • DVM, University of Missouri
  • MS, Purdue University
  • PhD, Purdue University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Clinical Pathology)
Marlyn S. Whitney

Building Address: A346 Clydesdale Hall
Phone Number:  573-884-7805
Lab Website:


Collaborative research with clinical and basic science researchers; special interest in blood parasites, lipid metabolism and instructional methodologies.


Lectures and labs in multiple team taught courses in the veterinary curriculum including: Veterinary Systemic Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology and the required Diagnostic Pathology clinical rotation. Course Coordinator for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Coordinator of elective clinical rotations in Clinical Pathology. Graduate: Lectures and discussions in Advanced Clinical Pathology. Clinical Pathology Resident training, largely done in conjunction with diagnostic service responsibilities in the clinical pathology section of the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and via regular participation in Cytology Rounds, Clinical Chemistry Case Discussion, Pathology Rounds and Clinical Pathology Journal Club.


Techasintana P, Ellis JS, Glascock J, Gubin M, Ridenhour SE, Hart ML, Yao P, Zhou H, Whitney MS, Franklin CL, Martindale JL, Garospe M, Davis WJ, Fox PL, Xiaoxia L, Atasoy U: The RNA-binding protein HuR posttranscriptionally regulates IL-2 homeostasis and CD4 + Th2 differentiation. ImmunoHorizons 1:109-123, 2017.

Katz ML, Johnson GC, Leach SB, Williamson BG, Coates JR, Whiting REH, Vansteenkiste DP, Whitney MS. Extraneuronal pathology in a canine model of CLN2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis after intracerebroventricular gene therapy that delays neurological disease progression. Gene Therapy 24:215-223, 2017.

Spoor MS, Ramirez CJ, Daniel JR, Shaw DP, Wininger FA, Whitney MS: What is your diagnosis? Pituitary mass in a dog (pituitary macroadenoma). Vet Clin Pathol 2016, 45:381-382.

Cregar LC, Whitney MS, Tyler JW, Chigerwe M: What is your diagnosis? Bovine synovial fluid (Trypanosoma theileri infection). Vet Clin Pathol 2015, 43:453-454.

Gubin MM, Techasintana P, Magee JD, Dahm GM,Calaluce R, Martindale J, Whitney M, Franklin C, Besch-Williford C, Hollingsworth J, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M, Atasoy U: Conditional knockout of the RNA-binding protein HuR in CD4+ T cells reveals a gene dosage effect on cytokine production. Molecular Med 2014, 20:93-108.

Spoor MS, Flesner BK, Trzil JE, Whitney MS, Shaw DP, Selting KA: What is your Diagnosis? Intra-abdominal mass in a female spayed dog (granulosa cell tumor). Vet Clin Pathol 2014, 43:109-110.

Spoor MS, Kim DY, Kanazono S, Wininger FA, Whitney MS: What is your diagnosis? Impression smears of a cerebral mass in a dog (granular cell tumor). Vet Clin Pathol 2013, 42:240-241.

Lewis KM, Cohn LA, Downey ME, Whitney MS, Birkenheuer AJ:  Evaluation of Cytauxzoon felis infection status in captive-born wild felids housed in an area endemic for the pathogen.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012, 241:1088-1092.