Leigh Griffiths

Leigh Griffiths

Position Title
Asst Professor

Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

VM2 Building (room 228), Davis, CA 95616

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Tissue Engineeing

Immunoproteomic antigen identification; Proteomics of cardiovascular tissues; Xenogeneic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering of valve, myocardium and whole heart; Immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells; Transplant Immunology of xenogeneic tissues.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Immunology


    • Maelene Wong (Biomedical Engineering - PhD Candidate)
    • Angeliki Papalamprou (Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology - PhD Candidate)


  • 2008 PhD Veterinary Medicine
  • 2007 DipACVIM (Cardiology) Veterinary Medicine
  • 2000 DSAS (Soft Tissue) Veterinary Medicine
  • 1995 MRCVS Veterinary Medicine
  • 1995 VetMB Veterinary Medicine


Blossom, J. E., J. M. Bright, et al. (2010). "Transvenous occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus in 56 consecutive dogs." J Vet Cardiol 12(2): 75-84.

Griffiths, L. G., L. H. Choe, et al. (2008). "Immunoproteomic identification of bovine pericardium xenoantigens." Biomaterials 29(26): 3514-3520.

Griffiths, L. G., L. Choe, et al. (2008). "Protein extraction and 2-DE of water- and lipid-soluble proteins from bovine pericardium, a low-cellularity tissue." Electrophoresis 29(22): 4508-4515.

Griffiths, L. G., J. M. Bright, et al. (2006). "Transcatheter intravascular stent placement to relieve supravalvular pulmonic stenosis." Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 8(2): 145-155.

Goncalves, A. C., L. G. Griffiths, et al. (2005). "Decellularization of bovine pericardium for tissue-engineering by targeted removal of xenoantigens." J Heart Valve Dis 14(2): 212-217.

Griffiths, L. G., E. C. Orton, et al. (2004). "Evaluation of techniques and outcomes of mitral valve repair in dogs." J Am Vet Med Assoc 224(12): 1941-1945.