George Strain

George Strain

Professor

Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

EMAIL DR. STRAIN

Deafness in Dogs and Cats

Education

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Neurophysiology and Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Brain Research Institute, Los Angeles 

PhD, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana

Research Interest

Deafness in dogs and cats, molecular genetics of deafness, electrodiagnostic testing, neurology, epilepsy 

Teaching Interest

Neuroscience, cell biology, pharmacology, clinical neurophysiology, neurology

Clinical Interest

Deafness in dogs and cats, electrodiagnostic testing, neurology, epilepsy 

Awards & Honors

University Medal, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Toulouse France, 2008 

Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit, 1995

School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Scholar Award, 1995

SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence, 1993

School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Service Award, 1991

Fellow, American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1986

Publications

Seddon, J., Fortes, M., Kelly-Smith, M., Sommerlad, S., Hayward, J.J., Burmeister, L., De Risio, L., Mellersh, C., Freeman, J., and Strain, G.M. 2021. Deafness in Australian Cattle Dogs associated to QTL on chromosome 20 in genome-wide association study analyses. Animal Genetics 52(5):694-702. PMID: 34318504.

Strain, G.M. 2021. Congenital sensorineural deafness in Dogo Argentino dogs: Prevalence and phenotype associations. Vet Record 2021;188(9):e299. PMID: 33870537.

Hayward, J.J., Kelly-Smith, M., Boyko, A.R., Burmeister, L., De Risio, L., Mellersh, C., Freeman, J., and Strain,G.M. 2020. A genome-wide association study of deafness in three canine breeds. PLoS ONE. 15(5): e0232900. PMID: 32413090.

Kelly-Smith, M. and G.M. Strain. 2020. STRING data mining of GWAS data in canine hereditary pigment-associated deafness. Vet Anim Sci. 9: 100118. PMID: 32734119.

Strain, G.M. 2019. Evoked potential and EEG study of the neurotoxicity of hydramethylnon in rats. Res Vet Sci 124:452-460. PMID: 29122298.

Strain, G.M. and K.A. McGee. 2017. Distortion product otoacoustic emissions in young adult and geriatric cats. Vet J 221:34-37. PMID: 28283078.

Strain, G.M. 2017. Hearing disorders in cats. Classification, pathology and diagnosis. J Fel Med Surg 19: 276-287. PMID: 28245737.

Strain, G.M., Rosado Martinez* AJ, McGee* KA, and McMillan CL. 2016. Distortion product otoacoustic emissions in geriatric dogs. Vet J 216:101-106. PMID: 27687934.

Stevens-Sparks, C., K. Jarrett 3rd, M.A. McNulty, and G.M. Strain. 2016. The blood supply to the canine middle ear. Anat Rec 299:907-917. PMID: 27082971.

Strain, G.M. 2015. The genetics of deafness in domestic animals. Front Vet Sci 2:29. (20 pages) doi: 10.3389/fvets.2015.00029. PMID: 26664958.

Book: Strain, G.M. 2011. Deafness in Dogs and Cats. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, 150 pp.

All Publications in PubMed

Grants

Mouse and Guinea Pig Models for Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Viruses. NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases subcontract through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. CoPI (5%). Current year funding: $126,307. 2018-2021.

MITF Gene Variants in Pigment-Associated Deafness in Dogs SVM CORP. PI. $10,000. 2020-2021.

Evaluation of MITF as a Candidate Gene for Pigment-Associated Hereditary Deafness in the Dog. CBS Bridge. PI. $6,680. 2019-2020.

The Role of the MITF Gene in Pigment-Associated Deafness in Dogs. SVM CORP. PI. $8,000. 2018-2019.

The Role of the MITF Gene in Pigment-Associated Deafness in Dogs. CBS Bridge. PI. $2,000. 2018-2019.

Hereditary Deafness in Dogs - Genomic Studies in English Setters Using Full Sibling Pairs. AKC Canine Health Foundation. PI. $12,960. 2017-2019.

Hereditary Deafness in Dogs - Genomic Studies in Australian Cattle Dogs and Dalmatians Using Full Sibling Pairs. AKC Canine Health Foundation. PI. $120,015. 2015-2018.

Mouse and Guinea Pig Models for Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Viruses. NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases subcontract through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Co-PI (5%). (PI: Rhonda Cardin). $126,307. 2017-2018.