Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Deborah T. Kochevar

Dean Cummings School

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  • PhD - University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - 1987
  • DVM - Texas A&M University - 1981
  • BA - Rice University - 1978

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
  1. Mealey, K.L., Barhoumi, R., Burghardt, R.C., Safe, S., Kochevar, D. Doxycycline induces expression of P glycoprotein in MCF7 breast carcinoma cells. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 46:755-761, 2002.
  2. Botos, J., Smith, R., Kochevar, D. Retinoblastoma function is a better indicator of cellular phenotype in cultured breast adenocarcinoma cells than retinoblastoma expression. Exp Biol Med 227:354-362, 2002.
  3. Kochevar DT, Fajt V. Evidence-based decision making in small animal therapeutics. Vet Clinics North America, Small Animal 36: 943-960, 2006.

General Research Interests

  • Molecular pharmacology

Selected Research Projects

  • Molecular microenvironment of the degenerative canine joint
  • Retinoblastoma gene expression and function in breast adenocarcinoma cells
  • Antimicrobial induction of P-glycoprotein expression