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  

  • 1970-1972                          Neuroanatomy (Laboratory Instruction), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Minnesota

  • 1976-1979                          Ultrastructure of the Nervous System (graduate course), University of Wisconsin Medical School Neuropathology

  • 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  
  • Scientific Review Committee (Chair), University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center (1977-1979)
  • Computer Committee, University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center (1978)
  • Primate Use Committee (Chair), University of Wisconsin Primate Research Center (1978-1979)
  • Scholarship and Fellowship Committee (Chair), Oregon State University (1980)
  • PROPHET Computer Committee (Chair), Oregon State University (1980)
  • Departmental Officer for Graduate Education, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU (1983-1984)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, CVM, ISU (1983-1984)
  • Microscope Committee, CVM, ISU (1984-1988)
  • Departmental Seminar Coordinator, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU (1987-1988)
  • Research Initiation Grants Committee, CVM, ISU (1987-1988)
  • Computer Advisory Committee, CVM, ISU (1987-1988)
  • FTE Committee (Chair), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU (1988)
  • Affirmative Action Committee, CVM, ISU (1988-1989)
  • Equipment and Renovation Advisory Committee, CVM, ISU (1988-1989)
  • Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU (1988-1989)
  • Research Advisory Committee, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU (1988-1989)
  • Space Allocation Committee (Chair), Department of Veterinary Anatomy, ISU (1989)
  • ISU Life Science Symposium Steering Committee (Scientific Program Subcommittee, Food Arrangement Subcommittee (Chair), ISU (1989-1991)
  • Deans Search Committee, ISU (1992-1993)
  • Curriculum subcommittee (neuromuscular system) (1993)
  • Deans Advisory committee, CVM (1993-1994)
  • Ad-Hoc committee on Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU (1994)
  • Faculty & Staff Development Committee, CVM, ISU (1991-1998)
  • Biomedical Sciences Chair Search Committee, CVM, ISU (1997)
  • Seminar Committee, Biomedical Sciences, CVM, ISU (1997)
  • Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU (1997)
  • Safety Committee, CVM, ISU (1988)
  • 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)
  • CLIM Committee, CVM, ISU (1999-2003)
  • Endowed Lecture Committee, CVM, ISU (1999-2003)
  • Governance Document Committee, CVM, ISU (2001)
  • Image Analysis Users Committee, ISU (2001-Present)
  • Graduate Admission Committee, Neuroscience Program, ISU (2001-2003)
  • Academic Standard Committee, ISU (2001-2004)
  • Instruction and Assessment Committee, CVM, ISU (2002-2004)
  • Pfizer Award Committee, CVM, ISU (2002)
  • Associate deans Search Committee, CVM, ISU (2004)
  • Adjunct Instructor Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences, ISU (2004)
  • Anatomist Search Committee, Biomedical Sciences, ISU (2005)
  • Curriculum Committee, CVM, ISU (2005)
  • Faculty and Staff Development Committee (Chair), CVM, ISU (2005-2007)
  • Anatomist Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences (2006-2007)
  • Lecturer Search Committee (Chair), Biomedical Sciences (2008)
  • Professional education, Biomedical Sciences (2009-2011)
  • Admissions Committee, CVM, ISU (2005-2012)
  • CELT Board member, ISU (2008-2011)
  • Admissions Committee, CVM, ISU (2015-Present)
  • 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 (2016-Present)
Selected Publications  

Peer Reviewd: 20 selected publications out of over 100.

Link to PubMed

  1. Uemura, E., T. F. Fletcher, V.A. Dirks and W. B. Bradley.  Distribution of sacral afferent axons in cat urinary bladder. Amer. J. Anat., 136:305-314, 1973.

  2. Uemura, E., T. F. Fletcher and W. B. Bradley.  Distribution of lumbar afferent axons in muscle coat of cat urinary bladder. Amer. J. Anat., 139:389-398,1974.

  3. Uemura, E., T. F. Fletcher and W. B. Bradley.  Distribution of lumbar and sacral afferent axons in submucosa of cat urinary bladder.  Anat. Rec.,183:579-589, 1975.

  4. Hartmann, H.A. and E. Uemura. RNA in aging neurons. Excerpta Medica, 135-137, 1975.

  5. Uemura, E. and H. A. Hartmann.  Age-related changes in RNA content and volume of the human hypoglossal neuron.  Brain Res. Bull., 3:207-211, 1978.

  6. Uemura, E. and H. A. Hartmann.  RNA content and volume of nerve cell bodies in human brain. I. Prefrontal cortex in aging normal and demented patients.  J. Neuropath. Exp. Neurol., 37:487-496, 1978.

  7. Uemura, E. and H. A. Hartmann.  RNA content and volume of nerve cell bodies in human brain.  II. Subiculum in aging normal patients.  Exp. Neurol., 65:107-117, 1979.

  8. Uemura, E., W. D. Houser and C. J. Cupp.  Menetrier's disease in a rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). J. Med. Primatol., 8:252-256, 1979.

  9. Uemura, E., W. D. Houser and C. J. Cupp.  Strongyloidiasas in infant orangutan. J. Med. Primatol., 8:282-288, 1979.

  10. Uemura, E. and H. A. Hartmann.  Quantitative studies of neuronal RNA on the subiculum of demented old individuals.  Brain Res. Bull., 4:301-305, 1979.

  11. Uemura, E. and R. E. Bowman.  Effects of halothane on cerebral synaptic density.  Exp. Neurol., 69:135-142, 1980.

  12. Cupp, C. J. and E. Uemura.  Age-related changes in the prefrontal cortex of Macaca mulatta: Quantitative analysis of dendritic branching pattern. Exp.  Neurol., 69:143-163, 1980.

  13. Uemura, E.  Age-related changes in the prefrontal cortex of Macaca mulatta: Synaptic density.  Exp. Neurol., 69:164-172, 1980.

  14. Uemura, E.  Age-related changes in neuronal RNA content of Macaca mulatta. Brain Res. Bull., 5:117-119, 1980.

  15. Cupp, C. J. and E. Uemura.  Body and organ weights in relation to age and sex in the rhesus monkey. J. Med. Primatol., 10:110-123, 1981.

  16. Uemura, E.  A chronic animal model for study of long-term effects of the neurofibrillary changes.  The Gerontologist, 22:232-233, 1982.

  17. Uemura, E. and W. P. Ireland.  Intranuclear aluminum and synaptic density in a chronic animal with experimental neurofibrillary changes.  The Gerontologist, 23:247-248, 1983.

  18. Uemura, E.  Intranuclear aluminum accumulation in chronic animals with  experimental neurofibrillary changes.  Exper. Neurol. 85:10-18, 1984.

  19. Uemura, E. and W. P. Ireland.  Synaptic density in chronic animals with experimental neurofibrillary changes.  Exp. Neurol. 85:1-9, 1984.

  20. Ireland, W. P., J. Heidel, E. Uemura.  A mathematical model for the growth of  dendritic trees. Neuroscience Letters 54:243-249, 1985.