Aaron Olsen

Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department (ADVS)

Laboratory Animal Medicine


Aaron L. Olsen

Contact Information

Office Location: USTAR Building 650 213B
Phone: (435) 881-7763
Email: aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Viral Pathology, Utah State University, 2008
Pathophysiology of Arboviral Encephalitides in Laboratory Rodents
DVM, Veterianry Medicine, Purdue University, 2002
MS, Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, 2002
BS, Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University, 1999

Teaching Interests

Animal anatomy & physiology, histology, general pathology

Research Interests

Laboratory animal science, orthopedics, hematology,

Awards

Abraham Lincoln Honor Award, 2016

United States Department of Agriculture

Advisor of the Year- College of Agriculture, Utah State University, 2010


Publications | Abstracts

  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Wang, Z., Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., White, K.L, (2014). Transgenic goat models to study cardiac fibrosis and atrial fibrillation. Transgenic research
  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Hall, J., Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A.J, Dosdall, D., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., Wang, Z., Olsen, A.L, White, K.L, Davies, C., (2013). Cardiac specific overexpression of Transforming Growth Factor Beta1 (TGF-Beta1) increases susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in transgenic goats. Circulation

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Yun, S., Song, B., Frank, J.C, Julander, J.G, Olsen, A.L, Polejaeva, I.A, Davies, C.J, White, K.L, Lee, Y., (2018). Functional genomics and immunologic tools: the impact of viral and host genetic variations on the outcome of Zika virus infection. Viruses, 10:8, E422. doi: 10.3390/v10080422
  • Hill, R.J, Mason, H., Yeip, G., Merchant, S.S, Olsen, A.L, Stott, R.D, Van Wettere, A., Bressel, E., Mason, J., (2017). The Influence of Oblique Angle Forced Exercise in Surgically Destabilized Stifle Joints Is Synergistic with Bone, but Antagonistic with Cartilage in an Ovine Model of Osteoarthritis. Arthritis, doi: 10.1155/2017/7481619
  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Davies, C., Regouski, M., Hall, J., Olsen, A.L, Meng, Q., Rutigliano, H., Dosdall, D., Angel, N., Sachse, F., Seidel, T., Thomas, A., Stott, R.D, Panter, K., Lee, P., Van Wettere, A., Stevens, J.R, Wang, Z., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., White, K.L, (2016). Increased Susceptibility to Atrial Fibrillation Secondary to Atrial Fibrosis in Transgenic Goats Expressing Transforming Growth Factor-β1. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. , 27:10, 1220-1229.
  • Ranjan, R., Dosdall, D., Layne, N., Higuchi, K., Silvernagel, J.M, Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., (2014). Diagnostic imaging and pacemaker implantation in a domestic goat with persistent left cranial vena cava. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 16, 45-50.
  • Snow, D.R, Ward, R.E, Jimenez-Flores, R., Olsen, A.L, Hintze, K.J, (2011). Membrane-rich milk fat diet provides protection against gastrointestinal stress in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). . Journal of Dairy Science, 94:5, 2201-2212.
  • Olsen, A.L, (2009). Correlation between breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and disease outcome of viral encephalitis in mice. Antiviral Research, 75, 104-12.
  • Subramanian, G.M, Moore, P.A, Gowen, B., Olsen, A.L, Barnard, D., Paragas, J., Hogan, R.J, Sidwell, R.W, (2008). Potent in vitro activity of the albumin fusion type 1 interferons (albumin-interferon-alpha and albumin-interferon-beta) against RNA viral agents of bioterrorism and the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus. Chemotherapy, 54:3, 176-180.
  • Morrey, J.D, Siddharthan, V., Olsen, A.L, Wang, H., Julander, J., Hall, J.O, Li, H., Nordstrom, J.L, Koenig, S., Johnson, S., Diamond, M.S, (2007). Defining limits of treatment with humanized neutralizing monoclonal antibody for West Nile virus neurological infection in a hamster model.. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 51 (7), 2396-402.
  • Julander, J., Judge, J.W, Olsen, A.L, Rosenberg, B., Shafer, K., Sidwell, R.W, (2007). Prophylactic treatment with recombinant Eimeria protein, alone or in combination with an agonist cocktail, protects mice from Banzi virus infection.. Antiviral Research, 75(1), 14-19.
  • Julander, J., Winger, Q.A, Olsen, A.L, Day, C.W, Sidwell, R.W, Morrey, J.D, (2005). Treatment of West Nile virus-infected mice with reactive immunoglobulin reduces fetal titers and increased dam survival. Antiviral Res., 65:2, 79-85.
  • Morrey, J.D, Day, C.W, Julander, J., Olsen, A.L, Sidwell, R.W, Cheney, C.D, Blatt, L.M, (2004). Modeling hamsters for evaluating West Nile virus therapies.. Antiviral Res., 63:1, 41-50.

Professional Journal

  • Schmidt, R.H, Olsen, A.L, (2016). Protocol Review: The details are what matter. Lab Animal, 45:3, 96-97.
  • Dosdall, D.J, Ranjan, R., Higuchi, K., Kholmovski, E., Angel, N., Li, L., MacLeod, R., Norlund, L., Olsen, A.L, Davies, C., Marrouche, N.F, (2013). Chronic atrial fibrillation causes left ventricular dysfunction in dogs but not goats: experience with dogs, goats, and pigs. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 305:5, H725-731. doi: doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00440.2013

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

  • Olsen, A.L, (2009). PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ARBOVIRAL ENCEPHALITIDES IN LABORATORY RODENTS. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2020
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2019
ADVS 6070 - Principles of Laboratory Animal Research, Spring 2019
VM 7510, ADVS 7515 - Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2018
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2018
ADVS, VM 7510, 7515 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2017
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2016
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2015
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2015
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2014
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2013
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2013
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2013
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2012
VM 7510 - Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy, Fall 2012
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Summer 2012
ADVS 5700 - General Pathology, Spring 2012
ADVS,BIOL 5700,6700 - General Pathology, Spring 2012
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2012
ADVS,BIOL 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2011
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Summer 2011
ADVS 5700 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY (CI), Spring 2011
BIOL 5700 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY (CI), Spring 2011
ADVS 3920 - INTERN VET MEDICINE, Spring 2011
ADVS 3920 - Internship in Veterinary Medicine, Fall 2010
ADVS 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2010
BIOL 5690 - Medical Histology, Fall 2010
USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2010

Extension

Administrator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, - Ongoing
Director, Laboratory Animal Research Center, - Ongoing