Dr. Nobuko Wakamatsu
Associate Professor
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)

Teaching Interests:
Avian pathology, poultry medicine

Research Interests:
Pathogenesis of infectious diseases; Avian diseases

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2015 Dean's teacher merit honor roll
  • 2004 Graduate School Dissertation Completion Assistantship Award
  • 2003 A. S. Rosenwald Poster Award
  • 2000 Kitajima Award
  • 1996 Kitasato Award
 Grants:
  • Sonographic Pancreatic Variation and Histopathologic Correlation in Normal Dogs, Hunting Retriever Club Foundation, Inc.,
  • Identifying host response in the liver to dengue viral infection using two murine models of severe dengue disease, LSU-SVM CORP,
  • Correlation of ultrasonographic small intestinal wall layering with histology in normal dogs, HRC Foundation, Inc., $1,500.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Semen-matrix calculi in a juvenile chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera)., Higbie, Christine; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Rademacher, Nathalie; DiGeronimo, Peter; Langohr, Ingeborg; Bennett, Roger; Stewart, Michael; Nevarez, Javier; Magee, Aliya, 2018, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine
  • Severe intestinal coccidiosis in a chicken, Cornax, Ingrid; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2017, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Ex-Vivo Correlation of Ultrasonographic Small Intestinal Wall Layering with Histology in Dogs, Kearney, Michael; LeRoux, Alexandre; Granger, L.; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2016, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound , Volume: 57, Number: 5, Pages: 534-545
  • What's Your Diagnosis? Subcutaneous nodules on the muzzle of a rabbit., Dehghanpir, Shannon; Canady, L; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016, Veterinary clinical pathology , Volume: 45, Number: 2, Pages: 383-4
  • Impact and Regulation of Lambda Interferon Responses in Human Metapneumovirus Infection, Guerrero-Plata, M; Mendoza, Alex; Banos-Lara, Rocio; Harvey, Lindsey ; Simms, Dawn; Chouljenko, Vladimir; Kousoulas, Konstantin; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2015, Journal of Virology , Volume: 89, Number: 1, Pages: 730-742
  • Experimental diet-induced atherosclerosis in quaker parrots (Myiopsitta monachus), Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Clubb, Susan; Cray, Caroline ; Tully, Thomas, 2013, Veterinary Pathology , Volume: 50, Number: 6, Pages: 1116-1126
  • Discospondylitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in an African Black-Footed Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), Rademacher, Nathalie; Field, Cara; Beaufrere, Hughues; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; MacLean, Robert, 2012, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 26, Number: 4, Pages: 232-238
  • NLRC4 inflammasome-mediated production of IL-1 β modulates mucosal immunity in the lung against Gram-negative bacterial infection, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Cai, S; Batra, Sanjay; Pacher, P; Jeyaseelan, Samithamby, 2012, Journal of Immunology , Volume: 188, Pages: 5623-5635
  • Leiomyosarcoma in a snake, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gumber, Sanjeev; Orandle, Marlene; Schnellbacher, R, 2012, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • What is your diagnosis? Fine-needle aspirate from a third eyelid mass in a Paint horse , Gupta, Ara; Gaunt, Stephen; Storey, Eric; Carter, Renee; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Bhaskaran, M, 2012, Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Interleukin-12p40 Modulates Human Metapneumovirus-induced Pulmonary Disease in an Acute Mouse Model of Infection, Zhou, Z; Guerrero-Plata, M; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Chakraborty, K, 2012, PLoS One , Volume: 7, Number: 5, Pages: e37173
  • [DLys6]-LHRH-curcumin conjugate inhibits pancreatic cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Aggarwal, S; Ndinguri, MW; Solipuram, R; Ingram, D; Hammer, RP; Hansel, W, 2011, International Journal of Cancer , Volume: 129, Pages: 1611-1623
  • Characterization and classification of psittacine atherosclerotic lesions by histopathology, digital image analysis, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Beaufrère, Hugues; Nevarez, Javier; Holder, Kali; Pariaut, Romain; Tully, Thomas, 2011, Avian Pathology , Volume: 40, Number: 5, Pages: 531-544
  • Intermittent Claudication-like Syndrome Secondary to Atherosclerosis in a Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata), Bauer, Rudy; Beaufrere, Hugues; Holder, Kali; Schnellbacher, Rodney; Pariaut, Romain; Tully, Thomas; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 25, Number: 4
  • Synthesis and toxicity of cobaltabisdicarbollide-containing porphyrins of high boron content, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Bhupathiraju, Dinesh; Gottumukkala, Vijay; Hao, Erhong; Hu, Xiaoke; Fronczek, Frank; Baker, David; Vicente, Graca, 2011, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines , Volume: 15, Number: 9-10, Pages: 973-983
  • Vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma with keloidal differentiation in a cat, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gumber, Sanjeev, 2011, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Volume: 23, Pages: 1061-1064
  • Vulvar epithelioid hemangiosarcoma with solar elastosis in a mare, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gumber, Sanjeev; Baia, P, 2011, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Volume: 23, Pages: 1033-1036
  • Bilateral seminoma with hepatic metastasis in a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Saied, Ahmad; Beaufrère, Hugues; Tully, Thomas, 2011, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 25, Pages: 126-131
  • Screening for abnormal proteinuria using a lectin tip for removal of cauxin followed by a conventional urine dipstick test in domestic cats, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Miyazaki, M; Fujiwara, K; Suzuta , Y; Taira, H; Suzuki , A; Yamashita, T, 2011, The Veterinary Journal , Volume: 189, Pages: 312-317
  • Therapy resistant septic enteritis due to a jejunal malformation in a five-day-old Thoroughbred colt, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Staempfli, SA; Saied, Ahmad; Serra, V; Eades, Susan, 2011, Canadian Veterinary Journal , Volume: 52, Pages: 142-146
  • Oral tumor in an aged mare, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Snook, Eric, 2011, Veterinary Pathology , Volume: 48, Pages: 785-787
  • Intracytoplasmic crystalline inclusions in the hepatocytes of an antelope, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gumber, Sanjeev; Lombardini, E; Williams, Bruce, 2010, Veterinary Medicine International , Volume: Article ID 373698
  • Uterine endometrial polyp with hemometra and cystic endometrial hyperplasia-pyometra complex in a dog, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gumber, Sanjeev; Springer, N, 2010, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Volume: 22, Pages: 455-458
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • What's your diagnosis: Subcutaneous nodules on muzzle of rabbit , Deghangpir, Shannon; Canaday, Lauren ; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 45, Pages: 383-384
  • Pemphigus vulgaris in a dog, Pucheu-Haston, Cherie; Blair, Robert; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2015, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 246, Number: 4, Pages: 419-421
  • Intraocular and periocular lymphoma in dogs and cats: a retrospective review of 21 cases (2001-2012), Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Ota-Kuroki, Juri; Ragsdale, John; Bhuipinder, Bawa; Kuroki, Keiichi, 2014, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 17, Pages: 389-396
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors in Psittacine Atherosclerosis: a Multicenter Case-Control Study, Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Ammersbach, Melanie; Reavill, Drury; Garner, Michael ; Heatley, Jill; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Nevarez, Javier, 2013, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 242, Pages: 1696-1704
  • Pulmonary histiocytic sarcoma in a rabbit, Gaunt, Stephen; Leissinger, Mary ; Brandao, Jao; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; LeRoux, A; Rich, G, 2013, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 42, Pages: 364-367
  • Mycobacterium xenopi induced pneumonia, enteritis, and lymphadenitis in a ferret, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gupta, A; McBride, AM; Holder, K; Heggem, K; Royal, Angela, 2012, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 240, Pages: 1427-1429
Other:
  • Metastatic bilateral seminoma in an eclectus parrot, Duvall, Abigail; Tully, Thomas; Kim, Kenneth; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Rumore, James, 2017
Scientific Abstract:
  • Sonographic adrenal gland variation and histopathologic correlation in dogs, Granger, L.; Powers, Danielle; Baumruck, Rebecca; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Kearney, Michael, 2015
  • Hepatic and pulmonary hemangiosarcoma in a backyard chicken, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Crossland, Nicholas; Rinaldi, Max; Williams, Susan, 2015
  • Immunohistological characterization of host responses in the spleen to dengue viral infection causing murine model of severe dengue disease, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Mulder II, Alan; Naidu, Shan; Utsuki, Tadanobuko, 2015
  • Sonographic adrenal gland variation and histopathologic correlation in dogs, Granger, L.; Powers, Danielle; Baumruck, Rebecca; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Kearney, Michael, 2015
  • Correlation between Histologic and Ultrasonographic Small Intestinal Layers in Dogs, Granger, L.; Le Roux, Alexandre; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Beaufrère, Hugues; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2013
  • Experimental diet-induced atherosclerosis in quaker parrots (Myiopsitta monachus), Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Clubb, Susan; Cray, Caroline ; Tully, Thomas, 2013
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors in Psittacine Atherosclerosis: a Multicenter Case-Control Study, Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Ammersbach, Melanie; Reavill, Drury; Garner, Michael ; Heatley, Jill; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Nevarez, Javier, 2013
  • Experimental diet-induced atherosclerosis in quaker parrots (Myiopsitta monachus), Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Clubb, Susan; Cray, Caroline ; Tully, Thomas, 2013
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors in Psittacine Atherosclerosis: a Multicenter Case-Control Study, Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Ammersbach, Melanie; Reavill, Drury; Garner, Michael ; Heatley, Jill; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Nevarez, Javier, 2013
  • Histopathological, clinical, endoscopic, and ultrasound features of dogs with chronic enteropathies and small intestinal crypt lesions., Gaschen, Frederic; Stroda, Karin; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaschen, Lorrie; Kearney, Michael, 2012
  • Equine giant colonic diverticulum and leiomyomas, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Holder, Kali; Mirza, Mustajab, 2011
  • Characterization and classification of psittacine atherosclerotic lesions by histopathology, digital image analysis and electron microscopy. , Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Nevarez, Javier; Holder, Kali; Pariaut, Romain; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011
  • Intermittent claudication secondary to atherosclerosis in a yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata). , Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Holder, Kali; Bauer, Rudy; Schnellbacher, Rodney; Pariaut, Romain; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011
  • Spindle cell tumor in snakes, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Orandle, Marlene; Gumber, Sanjeev; Cho, Doo Youn, 2010
Technical Report:
  • PTH-GUI-101.0 Bird Necropsy, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Bauer, Rudy; Smith, Brandye, 2016
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Cardiovascular diseases, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Beaufrere, Hugues, 2015, Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Regular Column in Journal or Newspaper:
  • The activities of Japanese group of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (JAGA), Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011