Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD



DVM, University of Minnesota, 1996

PhD, University of Minnesota, 2004

BA, Williams College


Awards & Recognition

  • Harvey H. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship. Presented to the outstanding senior veterinary student based on scholarship and intent to pursue a career in teaching and research. 1996
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. 2000 - 2006
  • Clinical Research Award - Points of Pride Research Day. University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. 2003
  • Neurology Abstract Research Award - 23rd Annual Forum American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2005
  • Named an AKC Canine Health Foundation Champion of Canine Health. 2011


Research Summary/Interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Comparative Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine

Research Funding Grants

  • Canine Status Epilepticus: A Translational Platform for Human Therapeutic Studies. National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke1R21NS072166-01
    Co-Principal Investigator, 20% FTE with full salary savings. $408,250, 09/27/2010 – 08/30/2012
    This is in collaboration with MD and PharmD investigators at the U of MN College of Pharmacy.
  • Basis of Exercise-Induced Border Collie Collapse
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Co-Principal Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2011
  • Responsive Pharmacotherapy for Reducing/Preventing Epileptic Seizures.
    Neurovista Inc.
    Principal Investigator 10% FTE with full salary savings $136,000, 04/10/2010 – 04/09/2011
    This involves an intracranial EEG device for detecting and predicting seizures developed by Neurovista and being tested in the naturally occurring dog model.
  • A Novel Cerebral Venous System Mapping and Ablation Technology.
    Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomics.
    Co - Investigator 1% FTE, $475,000, 02/01/10 – 01/31/12
    This is in collaboration with investigators in the departments of biomedical engineering, neurosurgery, and pediatric neurology at the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.
  • The improved management of baclofen withdrawal: The development of IV baclofen.
    Medtronic Inc.
    Co-Investigator, 5% FTE with full salary savings, $136, 400, 01/01/2010 – 12/31/2010
    This funding is to test the intra-thecal formulation of baclofen (used for children with cerebral palsy) in a escalating IV dosing study in the dogs.
  • Statistical Support for Comparative Genetics and Genomics UMN Associate Dean for Research, Signature Program Funding
    Principal Investigator, 1% FTE, $60,000, 09/01/2009 – 6/30/2011
    This funding is to support a 40% statistician position for 2 years to help with comparative genetics research of 7 internal CVM investigators.
  • Heritability of calcium oxalate urolithiasis in Miniature Schnauzers
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Principal Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 09/01/2009 – 02/28/2011
    This grant supports Eva Furrow’s resident Masters project, and is in collaboration with Jody Lulich of the CVM’s Minnesota Urolith Center.
  • Genetic Basis of Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Co-Investigator 1% FTE, $12,960, 05/01/2009 – 10/30/2010
    I am collaborating with Dermatologists at the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine for this grant.
  • Cooling Human Neocortical Seizure Foci
    University of Minnesota, Medical Devices Center-Grant
    Co-Investigator, 1% FTE, $16,647, 11/01/08 – 10/31/10
    This is collaboration with investigators in the medical school departments of pediatrics, neurosurgery, and neurology, and also the department of biomedical
  • SNP gene mapping for canine epilepsy.
    AKC Canine Health Foundation
    Principal Investigator 10% FTE $235,828, 04/01/2007 – 03/30/2011


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Teaching Areas

  • Genetics
  • Seizure disorders
  • Molecular Medicine


Clinical Interests

Seizure disorders Clinical Trials Endocrinology