Faculty Profile

David J. Prieur

David J. Prieur


Office Phone: 509-335-6030 Lab Phone: 509-335-6088



  • DVM: Michigan State University, 1966
  • MS: Michigan State University, 1967
  • PhD: Washington State University, 1971

Research Interests

My research focus has been primarily on genetic diseases of animals, especially those that are spontaneous models of similar human genetic diseases. The specific diseases studied include lysozyme deficiency of rabbits, Chediak-Higashi syndrome in multiple species, tyrosinemia in mustellids, familial canine dermatomyositis, ovine GM-1 gangliosidosis, canine Hunter syndrome, and others. Approaches utilized have included genetic, morphologic, biochemical, immunologic and pathologic.

Select Publications
  • Prieur DJ, Gorham JR, Wood RK. (2001) Distribution of tyrosine aminotransferase in mink (Mustela vison). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 130(2):251-6 PMID: 11544095 PMCID:
  • Wilkerson MJ, Lewis DC, Marks SL, Prieur DJ. (1998) Clinical and morphologic features of mucopolysaccharidosis type II in a dog: Naturally occurring model of Hunter syndrome. Veterinary Pathology 35(3):230-3 PMID: 9598589 PMCID:
  • Leib SR, McGuireTC, Prieur, DJ. (2005) Comparison of the tyrosine aminotransferase cDNA and genomic DNA sequences of normal mink and mink affected with tyrosinemia type II. Journal of Heredity 96(4):302-9. Epub 2005 Apr 7. PMID: 15817712 PMCID:
  • McGuire TC, Leib SR, Mealey RH, Fraser DG, Prieur DJ. (2003) Presentation and binding affinity of equine infectious anemia virus CTL envelope and matrix protein epitopes by an expressed equine classical MHC class I molecule. The Journal of Immunology 71:1984-1983 PMID: 12902502 PMCID: