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Eric K. Hutchinson, D.V.M., DACLAM

Eric K. Hutchinson, D.V.M., DACLAM

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Director of Primate Medicine, Research Animal Resources

720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore MD 21205
(410) 955-3273 - Phone
(410) 502-5068 - Fax
ehutchi8@jhmi.edu

Background and Training

Dr. Hutchinson studied English and Psychology at Georgetown University, then worked as an animal behavior and enrichment specialist at the NIH Division of Veterinary Resources for four years before attending veterinary school at Colorado State University.  At CSU, he worked as the enrichment coordinator for Laboratory Animal Resources and conducted research on the effects of typical cage enrichments on the physiology and behavior of mice.  He completed the laboratory animal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and became a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2012. 

Research Focus

Dr. Hutchinson’s primary research experience and interests are the behavioral and physiological consequences of laboratory environments for research animals, and how those may impact experiments.  He has ongoing projects examining the biological correlates and treatment of self-injurious behavior in rhesus macaques, testing pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to facilitate social introductions of nonhuman primates, and validating conventional and novel tests of animal well-being.  He has also conducted clinical research into the diagnosis and treatment of wasting syndrome in marmosets and chronic diarrhea in macaques.

Publications:

Invited Talks

Date

Title

Venue

Sponsor

2010 2011

Responsible Conduct in Handling Laboratory Animals

MBRS-RISE Survival Skills Workshop

Morgan State University

2011

Environmental Enrichment for Mice: Effect of  Early Cage Rearing

CSU Comparative Medicine Symposium

Colorado State University

2012

Behavior and Environmental Enrichment of Nonhuman Primates

CSU Comparative Medicine Symposium

Colorado State University

2012

A nonhuman primate model of self injurious behavior: characterization and successful pharmacological intervention

2012 Kennedy Krieger P01 Mini-Conference on Severe Abnormal Behaviors

Kennedy Krieger Institute

2013

Behavior, the most confounding of variables

Laboratory Animal Science 2013

BioConference Live

2013

Preparing for ACLAM Boards

CSU Comparative Medicine Symposium

Colorado State University

Research Opportunities:

Local undergraduate and veterinary students with an interest in Dr. Hutchinson’s research are encouraged to inquire about available projects and research opportunities

 
 
 
 
 

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