Diane J. Gaertner
Professor, Department of Pathobiology
Director of the University Animal Laboratory ResourcesContact Information
177E Old Vet Quadrangle, M.C. 6009
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine) University of Missouri at Columbia, MO, 1979
Description of Research Expertise
Dr. Gaertner has expertise in the pathogenesis of viral infections of rodents specializing in rats. She has performed hands-on work with rodent parvoviruses (KRV,and other isolates) in vivo and with rodent coronaviruses (Sialodacryoadenitis virus isolates) in vivo and in vitro including production of a cloned cell line which supports the growth of new isolates from infected rats. She also has expertise in biology and diseases of a wide variety of laboratory animals, including the containment of infectious disease outbreaks and pathologic lesions.
Description of Clinical Expertise
Clinical care expertise in the veterinary care, diseases, pathology, husbandry and experimental use of a wide variety of animal species, including mice, rats and primates. Additional, non-research areas of expertise include vivarial management, vivarial design and construction, renovation and construction grant applications and other related topics.
Description of Other Expertise
Dr. Gaertner has been an ad hoc site visitor for the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) for more than 9 years. She has also served as an appointed member and ad hoc member of various study sections for the NCRR/NIH and has done site visits as a private or ad hoc consultant.
Gaertner, D.J. and K. D. Moody: Amending IACUC Protocols The IACUC Handbook Academic Press, NY, 2007.
Gaertner, D.J., Otto, G and Batchelder, M: Quality Assurance and Outbreak Management for Mice The Laboratory Mouse Second EditionAcademic Press, NY, 2006.
Jacoby, R.O. and D.J. Gaertner: Viral Diseases The Laboratory Rat 2nd EditionAcademic Press, NY, 2005.
Gaertner, D.J.: Speculations on why some laboratory rodent pathogens continue to be prevalent Contemp. Topics in Lab. Anim. Sci. 43: 8, May 2004.
Gaertner, D.J.: Excellent husbandry and veterinary care for laboratory animals - more important than ever Contemp. Topics in Lab. Anim. Sci. 42: 7, September 2003.
Gaertner, D.J.: Setting biohazard guidelines in a facility: A Catch 22 Contemp. Topics in Lab. Anim. Sci. 42: 8, July 2003.
D.J. Gaertner, M. Batchelder, L. Herbst and H. Kaufman.: Administration of vaccinia virus to mice may cause contact or bedding sentinels mice to test positive for orthopox virus antibodies: case report and follow up investigation Comp. Med 53(1): 85-88, February 2003.
Gaertner, D.J.: Value for money in mouse housing systems versus following the trend Contemp. Topics in Lab. Anim. Sci. 41: 7-8, November 2002.
Shek, W.R. and D. J. Gaertner: Quality Assurance Laboratory Animal Medicine 2nd EditionFox, J.G. and Andersen, L (eds.). Academic Press, NY, 2002.
Gaertner, D.J., T.M. Hallman, F.C. Hankenson and M. A. Batchelder: Anesthesia and Analgesia for Laboratory Rodents Anesthesia and Analgesia for Laboratory Animals (ACLAM “Blue Book” series) Second Edition References submitted to publishers on 6/2007.