About Dr. Magden
Dr. Magden’s interest in nonhuman primate medicine started when she traveled to Borneo in 1997 to participate in a wildlife program directed by Dr. Birute Galdikas. She was inspired by this experience and following graduation from Grinnell College, she became a behavioral research assistant at the Primate Foundation of Arizona, working with 74 chimpanzees. Dr. Magden learned about the role animals serve to benefit biomedical research, and the importance of caring and compassionate staff who ensure the animals receive the highest level of care. She obtained her DVM in 2008, pursued a laboratory animal residency at Colorado State University from 2008-2011, and completed a MS degree in Microbiology in 2011. Dr. Magden also obtained training in veterinary acupuncture and laser therapy through the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course in 2011. This advanced training has allowed her to provide a higher level of care, and publish literature that demonstrates how these complementary techniques alleviate pain and improve the welfare of nonhuman primates. Dr. Magden completed a nonhuman primate fellowship position at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research from 2011-2013. and became a board certified diplomate of the American College for Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM) in 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, with a primary role as a veterinarian for both the National Center for Chimpanzee Care (NCCC) and the SPF Baboon Research Resource (SPFBRR), and a secondary role in research and public outreach efforts.
|2011||Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, MS, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology|
|2011||Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Fort Collins, CO, USA, cVMA, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians|
|2008||Colorado State University - College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, USA, DVM, Veterinary Medicine|
|2001||Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA, BA, Biology|
|2013||Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine|
- Magden ER, Sleeper MM, Buchl SJ, Jones RA, Thiele E, Wilkerson GK.. Use of an implantable loop recorder in a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) to monitor cardiac arrhythmias and assess effects of acupuncture and laser therapy. Comp Med 66(1):52-58, 2016.
- Beck AP, Magden ER, Buchl SJ, Baze WB. Malignant sex skin neoplasia in two chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Comp Med 66(2):154-161, 2016.
- Baze WB, Storts RW, Wilkerson GK, Buchl SJ, Magden ER, Chaffee B.. Mural Dissections of Brain-Supplying Arteries in a Chimpanzee. Comp Med 65(6):532-536, 2015.
- Nehete PN, Magden ER, Nehete B, Hanley P, Abee CR. Obesity related alertaions in plasma cytokines and metabolic hormones in chimpanzees. Int J Inflam 2014, 2014.
- Magden E, Miller C, MacMillan M, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H, Avery A, Quackenbush SL, Vandewoude S. Acute virulent infection with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) results in lymphomagenesis via an indirect mechanism. Virology 436(2):284-94, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23290868.
- Magden ER, Haller R, Thiele E, Buchl SJ, Lambeth SP, Schapiro SJ. Acupuncture as adjunct therapy for osteoarthritis in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). JAALAS 52(4):475-480, 2013.
- Magden ER, Weiner CM, Gilliland JC, DeGroote MA, Lenaerts AJ, Kendall LV. Torticollis in mice intravenously infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 50(2):244-247, 2011. PMID: 21439219.
- Howell S, Schwandt M, Fritz J, Roeder E, Nelson C. A stereo music system as environmental enrichment for captive chimpanzees. Lab Animal 32(10):31-36, 2003.
- Cooper I, Roeder E, Brown J. Arthropod response to burning and mowing in a reconstructed prairie. Ecological Restoration 21(3):204-205, 2003.
- Magden ER, Mansfield KM, Simmons JH, Abee CR. Nonhuman Primates. In: Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3rd ed, 2015.