Dr. David Baker
Professor - Laboratory Animal Medicine
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
(225) 578-9643

My research interests include parasitic and other infectious diseases of laboratory animals; and cost accounting in animal facilities. I possess special training and expertise in cost accounting, cost analysis, and financial leadership in laboratory animal facilities.

Teaching Interests:
Parasitology, Cost accounting in animal facilities, Leadership, Veterinary Medical Ethics

Research Interests:
Infectious diseases of laboratory animals, cost accounting in animal facilities

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2021 2021 SVM Teaching Award: Class of 2023
  • 2021 2021 Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award
  • 2021 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • 2017 Dr. Ralph C. Cooper Award
  • 2016 Joseph J. Garvey Management Award
  • 2013 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program
  • 2010 Faculty Distinguished Service Award
  • 2010 Paula & Milton W. Shepard Professorship
  • MPA Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business
  • PhD University of California
  • DVM University of California
  • MS University of California
  • BS University of California
  • Other Cypress Community College
  • Other Capernwray Bible School
  • Merial Veterinary Scholars Research Grant Program, Merial, $10,000.00
  • Merial Veterinary Scholars Research Grant Program, Merial, $20,000.00
  • ASLAP Foundation Summer Fellowship, ASLAP Foundation, $5,000.00
  • Merial Veterinary Scholars Research Grant Program, Merck Merial, $15,000.00
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Radiation Therapy Communication - Treatment of a Leiomyosarcoma in a Tiger (Panthera tigris) with stereotactic radiotherapy, Boudreaux, Bonnie; LaRue, Susan; Rademacher, Nathalie; Neck, Daniel ; Grasperge, Britton; Wood , Charles; Baker, David, 2019, Vet Rad and Ultrasound , Volume: 60, Number: 3, Pages: E33-E37
  • The need for econometric research in laboratory animal operations., Baker, David; Kearney, Michael, 2015, Lab animal , Volume: 44, Number: 6, Pages: 217-20
  • Toll-like receptor 7 suppresses virus replication in neurons but does not affect viral pathogenesis in a mouse model of Langat virus infection. , Baker, David; Woods, Tyson; Butchi, Niranjan; Morgan, Timothy; Taylor, R; Sunyakumthorn, Piyanate; Mukherjee, Piyali; Lubick, Kirk; Best, Sonja; Peterson, Karin, 2012, Journal of General Virology , Volume: 94, Pages: 336-347
  • Synthesis and toxicity of cobaltabisdicarbollide-containing porphyrins of high boron content, Bhupathiraju, Dinesh; Gottumukkala, Vijay; Hao, Erhong; Hu, Xiaoke; Fronczek, Frank; Baker, David; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Vicente, Graca, 2011, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines , Volume: 15, Number: 9-10, Pages: 973-983
  • Eyeworm disease (Thelaziasis), Baker, David, 2016
  • Eyeworm disease (Thelaziasis), Baker, David, 2010
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • A user-friendly approach to cost accounting in laboratory animal facilities. , Baker, David, 2011,
  • Evaluation of an internal research funding program in a School of Veterinary Medicine., Baker, David; Kearney, Michael, 2011, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education , Volume: 39, Number: 1, Pages: 39-45
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal:
  • An Exercise Program for Financial Fitness, Baker, David, 2014
Book, Textbook:
  • Mike the Tiger: The Roar of LSU, Baker, David, 2013