Etsuro Uemura

D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor
515-294-7328
2074 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  
  • D.V.M., 1965, Nihon Veterinary and Life Sciences University, Tokyo
  • M.S., Anatomy, 1973, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Pathology, 1976, University of Wisconsin Medical School
Teaching  
  • 1970 to 1972 - Neuroanatomy (Laboratory Instruction), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Minnesota
  • 1976 to 1979 - Ultrastructure of the Nervous System (graduate course), University of Wisconsin Medical School Neuropathology, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • 1980 - Histology, Oregon State University
  • 1981-1986 - Histology, Iowa State University
  • 1997-present - Histology, Iowa State University
  • 1997, 2004, 2005 - Histology/Physiology, Instructor -in-Charge, Iowa State University
  • 1982-present - Neuroanatomy, Instructor-in-Charge, Iowa State University
Research Focus & Interests  

Interactions between neurons and glial cells are being studied in tissue culture. The present projects are focused on the role of these cells in Alzheimer's disease.

Honors & Awards  
  • AGVET Award For Creativity, “Computer-assisted Learning on Neuro-ophthalmic Examination”, 1995.
  • SCAVMA Teaching Award for Basic Science, 1998
  • SCAVMA Teaching Award for Basic Science, 2003
  • Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, CVM, 2005
  • Nominee for Sesquicentennial Hubbard Teaching Award, 2007
  • SCAVMA Teaching Award for Basic Science, 2007
Leadership/Committees/Council  
  • 1977 to 1979   Scientific Review Committee (Chair), University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center
  • 1978                Computer Committee, University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center
  • 1978 to 1979   Primate Use Committee (Chair), University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center
  • 1980                Scholarship and Fellowship Committee (Chair), Oregon State University
  • 1980                PROPHET Computer Committee (Chair), Oregon State University
  • 1983 to 1984   Departmental Officer for Graduate Education, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU
  • 1983 to 1984   Graduate Studies Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1984 to 1988   Microscope Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1987 to 1988   Departmental Seminar Coordinator, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU
  • 1987 to 1988   Research Initiation Grants Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1987 to 1988   Computer Advisory Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1988                FTE Committee (Chair), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU
  • 1988 to 1989   Affirmative Action Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1988 to 1989   Equipment and Renovation Advisory Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1988 to 1989   Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1988 to 1989   Research Advisory Committee, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU
  • 1989                Space Allocation Committee (Chair), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU
  • 1989 to 1991   ISU Life Science Symposium Steering Committee (Scientific Program Subcommittee,                     Food Arrangement Subcommittee (Chair), ISU
  • 1992 to 1993   Deans Search Committee, ISU
  • 1993                Curriculum subcommittee (neuromuscular system)
  • 1993 to 1994   Deans Advisory committee, CVM
  • 1994                Ad-Hoc committee on Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU
  • 1991 to 1998   Faculty & Staff Development Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1997:               Biomedical Sciences Chair Search Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1997:               Seminar Committee, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU
  • 1997:               Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1988:               Safety Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1999:               Neuroscience/Anatomy Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU
  • 1999:               Ramsey Review Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1999:               Committee to develop P&T document, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU
  • 1999- 2003:     CLIM Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 1999- 2003:     Endowed Lecture Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2001:               Governance Document Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2001- Present: Image Analysis Users Committee, ISU
  • 2001- 2003:     Graduate Admission Committee, Neuroscience Program, ISU
  • 2001- 2004:     Academic Standard Committee, ISU
  • 2002- 2004:     Instruction and Assessment Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2002                Pfizer Award Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2004                Associate deans Search Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2004                Adjunct Instructor Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences, ISU     
  • 2005                Anatomist Search Committee, Biomedical Sciences, ISU
  • 2005                Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2005-2007:      Faculty and Staff Development Committee (Chair), CVM, ISU
  • 2006-2007:      Anatomist Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences
  • 2008:               Lecturer Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences
  • 2009-2011:      Professional education, Biomedical Sciences
  • 2005-2012 (June):       Admissions Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2008-2011 (June):       CELT Board member, ISU
  • 2015-Present: Admissions Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2016-Presnt:    Undergraduate & Professional Curriculum Committee, BMS, ISU
  • 2016-Present:  Academic Standard Committee, CVM, ISU
  • 2016-Present:  CVM Excellence in Education Grant (EEG) Review Committee, CVM, ISU
Selected Publications