Laura R. Pageon

Laura R. Pageon

DVM, Diplomate, ACVP

Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology

Dr. Pageon has more than 20 years experience as a veterinarian, serving in a variety of roles including  clinician, educator, researcher and consultant. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1996, Dr. Pageon served as an Associate Veterinarian at a small animal specialty practice in Chicago. She went on to complete her residency training in Anatomic Pathology and became a Diplomate of the American of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Pageon served as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center of the University of Texas in Houston, where she taught veterinary residents as well as PhD graduate students. She also collaborated with a number of principal investigators on a variety of basic science research and investigative projects. Dr. Pageon also has extensive experience as a toxicologic pathologist, having been responsible for safety evaluations in studies involving non-human primates, dogs, pigs, rats and mice.

 

Dr. Pageon's research interests include spontaneous tumor phenotyping, tumor suppressor genes, biomarkers of leukemia, and p53 activity in tumors. Dr. Pageon's research has been published in Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Society for Vascular Surgery, Blood Cancer Journal, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and the Journal of Pathology and Blood. 

 

Dr. Pageon is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology. 

 

Dr. Pageon serves the local community as a COVID-19 National Volunteer for the Cayman Island Red Cross (CIRC) as well as a volunteer for the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Dr. Pageon currently serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) at St. Matthew's University.  

 

Dr. Pageon serves the local community as a COVID-19 National Volunteer for the Cayman Island Red Cross (CIRC) as well as a volunteer for the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Dr. Pageon currently serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) at St. Matthew's University.  

Veterinary pathology; general pathology, systemic pathology
Young Investigator Award- 2002 Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists; First Place, Toxicology Category for poster entitled: “Mucous cell metaplasia induced by inhaled fine airborne particles and allergens in the pulmonary airway of rats”.

S Laffan et al. Immune complex disease in a chronic monkey study with a humanised, therapeutic antibody against CCL20 is associated with complement-containing drug aggregates. PLoS ONE, April 2020.

A Williams, L Pageon, E Lombardini, A Sater. Adrenal adenoma in an adult female     Xenopus laevis, Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, Dec 2019.

M Gallardo et al. Uncovering the role of hnRNPK, an RNA-binding protein, in B-cell lymphomas. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, May 2019. 

P Malaney et al. hnRNPK: a regulator of global transcription and translation that drives lymphomagenesis. Blood, Nov 2018. 

Kendricks, AL, Pageon, LR, Craig SL, Wen Y, Sood AK, Lockworth CR, Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc., Nov 2016. 

H J Lee et al. p53-independent ibrutinib response in an Eµ-TCL1 mouse model demonstrates efficacy in high-risk CLL. Blood Cancer Journal, June 2016.

Mitchell D. Eggers, Mark J. McArthur, Tomas A. Figueira, Mohamed E. Abdelsalam, Katherine P. Dixon, Laura R. Pageon, Michael J. Wallance, Steven Y. Huang. Pilot in vivo study of absorbable polydioxanone vena cava filter. Society for Vascular Surgery, Oct 2015.
Spontaneous tumor phenotyping, tumor suppressor genes, biomarkers of leukemia, and p53 activity in tumors.