©2018 by Texas A&M Spinal Cord Initiative.

Jonathan Levine, DVM

Professor and Helen McWhorther Chair, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Areas of Interest:

  • Naturally occurring canine spinal cord injury

  • Neuroprotective therapies​

Publications: 

38 on SCI (out of 96) peer-reviewed papers in the area of SCI (h-index: 22)

Recent publications:

Levine JM, Cohen ND, Fandel TM, Levine GJ, Mankin J, Griffin JF, Kerwin SC, Boudreau CE, Trivedi A, Noble-Haeusslein LJ. Early blockade of matrix metalloproteinases in spinal cord injured dogs results in long-term increase in bladder compliance.  J Neurotrauma 2017 doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5001. [Epub ahead of print]


Moore SA, Granger N, Olby NJ, Spitzbarth I, Jeffery ND, Tipold A, Nout-Lomas YS, da Costa RC, Stein VM, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, Blight AR, Grossman RG, Basso DM, Levine JM. Targeting translational successes through CANSORT-SCI: using pet dogs to identify effective treatments for spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma 2017.  doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4745. [Epub ahead of print]


Support:

Mission Connect Foundation             Levine G. (PI)             $50,000           11/1/16-11/1/17

Mapping of chromosomal loci associated with injury severity and locomotor recovery following acute spinal cord injury in the dachshund dog

Role: Co-I


NSF                                                     Wayne (PI)                 $250,000         1/1/15-1/1/18

Collaborative research: The genetic and anatomical determinants of olfaction

Role: Co-PI


MD Anderson Cancer Center             Levine (PI)                  $144,468          1/15/14-1/15/16

A Phase I/II Trial of miR-124 in Dogs with Malignant Gliomas

Role: PI


Past support in the area of SCI: $985,000 since 2008 as Co-PI or PI. 

Trainees in SCI:

We train clinical residents in the area of veterinary neurology.  I have mentored 6 individuals to date.