McMaster University

McMaster University

Kathleen Delaney


Assistant Professor (Part-Time)
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Special Faculty, Pathobiology (Guelph University)
Associate Director, CAF/Satelite Facilities/University Veterinarian

McMaster University
1U51 Health Sciences Centre
905-525-9140 ext. 22812

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Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

Dip Pathol, University of Guelph, 1993
DVM, (Honours) University of Guelph, 1989
BSc (Honours), Biology, Concordia University, 1983


Research Focus

Dr. Delaney’s research interests are collaborative in nature and include select projects within animal research. She is interested in models of dysmeylination and spinal cord trauma (regeneration). Dr. Delaney is also interested in the development of animal models of human disease and laboratory animal science.  As well, she is the Clinical Veterinarian for McMaster University and all associated animal facilities.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Delaney is involved in the clinical care of all research animals on campus and at satellite facilities.  She runs eleven facilities, providing care to approximately 25 000 animals.  

Academic Interests

Dr. Delaney plays a major role in educating Veterinarians and Laboratory Animal Health Technicians. She runs the training program for eleven facilities, educating approximately 12-15 000 students each year in specific animal training courses. A list of course offerings are available at:

Team Members

Administrative Manager: Ksenija Kasumovich

Assistant Director: Karen Gourlay

Technical Manager: Marion Corrick

Selected Publications

  • Jury, J, L. C. Gee, K. H. Delaney, M.H. Perdue and R.A. Bonner. Eradication of Helicobacter sp. From Infected Rat Breeding Colony. Contemporary Topics 2005 Jul;44(4):8-11.
  • Barsom S., Milgram W., Mackay W., Coblentz C., Delaney K., Kwiecien JM., Kruth JS., Chang P. Delivery of Recombinant Gene Product to Canine Brain with Micorencapsulation. J.Lab. Clin. Med.Feb. 2003.
  • Stockley T, Robinson K, Delaney K, Ofosu F, and Chang P. Delivery of Recombinant Product from Subcutaneous Implantation of Encapsulated Recombinant Cells in Canines. J Lab Clin med 2000;135:484-492.
  • Kwiecien JM, Blanco M, Fox JG, Delaney KH, Fletch AL. Neuropathology of Bouncer Long Evans, a novel dysmyelinated rat. Comparative Medicine Vol. 50; No. 5, October, 2000.
  • Rainsford KD, Skerry T, Chindemi P, Delaney K. Acute Effects of the NSAIDs, Meloxicam and Indomethacin, on Cartilage Proteoglycan Synthesis and Joint Reactions to calcium Pyrophosphate Crystals in Dogs. Veterinary Research Communications 1999; 23:101-113.
  • Peirone MA, Delaney KH, Kwiecien JM, Fletch AL, Chang PL. Delivery of recombinant gene product to canines with nonautologous microencapsulated cells. Human Gene Therapy 1998;9;195-206.
  • Kwiecien JM, O=Connor LT, Goetz BD, Delaney KH, Fletch AL, Duncan ID. Morhologic and morphometric studies of the dsymyelinating mutant, the Long Evans shaker rat. Journal of Neurocytology 1998;27:581-591.
  • O=Connor LT, Goetz BD, Kwiecien JM, Delaney KH, Fletch AL, Duncan ID. Insertion of a retrotransposon into the myelin basic protein gene causes CNS dysmyelination in the Long Evans shaker (LES) rat. Journal of Neuroscience,1998, 19(9):3404-3413 .
  • Chen J, Delaney KH, Kwiecien LM, Lee RMKW. The effects of dietary sodium on hypertension and stroke development in female stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats. Exp Mol Pathol 1997; 64:173-183.
  • Wang H, Delaney KH, Kwiecien JM, Smeda JS, Lee RMKW. Prevention of stroke with perindopril in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats. Clin Invest Med 1997; 2(5):327-338.
  • Richardson M, De Reske M, Delaney K, Fletch A, Wilcox L H, Kinlough-Rathbone R L. Respiratory infection in lipid-fed rabbits enhances sudanophillia and expression of VCAM-1. American Journal of Pathology 1997;151;1009-1017.
  • Richardson M, Fletch AL, Delaney KH, De Reske M, Wilcox LH, Kinlough-Rathbone RL. Increased expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 by the aortic endothelium of rabbits with Pasteurella multocida pneumonia. Laboratory Animal Science 1997; 47: 27-35.
  • Klement P, Augustine JM, Delaney KH, et al. Identification of an oral Ivermectin regime that eradicates pinworm (Syphacia sp. ) in laboratory rats and mice, Laboratory Animal Science 1996; 46:286-289
  • Marcotte H, Levesque D, Delaney K, Bourgeault A, de la Durantaye R, Brochu S, and M. Lavoie. Pneumocystis carinii Infection in Transgenic B Cell-Deficient Mice. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 1996; 173:1034-1037.
  • Lee RMKW, Delaney KH, Lu M. Perindopril treatment prolonged the lifespan of spontaneously hypertensive rats. Journal of Hypertension 1995; 13: 472-476.
  • Delaney KH. Diagnostic Exercise: Apparent corneal occlusion in a New Zealand White Rabbit. AALAS Contemporary topics in Laboratory Animal Science 1995; March: 76-77.
  • Delaney KH, Kwiecien JM, Wegiel J, Wisniewski HM, Fletch AL. Familial dysmyelination in a Long Evans Rat. Laboratory Animal Science 1995; 45: 547-553.

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