Dr. Dalis Collins

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
large animal surgical models, inflammation, cellular immunology


Dr. Collins joined the UAB Department of Surgery as an assistant professor, and has an additional primary appointment with UAB Animal Resources Program as a senior clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. Before joining UAB in 2020, she worked at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the department of surgery as well as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian in the Center for Comparative Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in engineering science and cellular/molecular biology from Vanderbilt and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, with a small animal emphasis, from the University of Georgia. Dr. Collins completed her three year post-doctoral research fellowship and residency at the University of Michigan, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine. Her research interests include translational large animal surgical models, inflammation and cellular immunology.

Selected Publications

Collins, D. and B. Simons. “Significantly delayed polyglactin 910 suture-related pseudoinfection in a Yucatan pig.” BMC Veterinary Research. 2020. 16 (459): https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-020-02662-3

Srinivasan, V., T. Lazaro, A. Srivatsan, P. Cooper, M. Phillips, R. Garcia, S. Chen, J. Johnson, J. Burkhardt, D. Collins, and P. Kan. “Applications of a Novel Microangioscope for Neuroendovascular Intervention” American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2020. http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2020/12/24/ajnr.A6900

Srinivasan, V., J. Gumin, K. Camstra, D. Collins, M. Chen, E. Schpall, B. Parker Kerringan, J. Johnson, S. Chen, J. Fueyo, C. Gomez-Manzano, F. Lang, and P. Kan. “Endovascular Selective Intra-Arterial Infusion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Loaded with Delta-24 in a Canine Model.” Neurosurgery. 2020. 88(1):E102-E113. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa470.

Camstra, K., V. Srinivasan, D. Collins, S. Chen, P. Kan, and J. Johnson. “Canine Model for Selective and Superselective Cerebral Intra-Arterial Therapy Testing.” Neurointervention. 2020. 15(3):107-116. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7608496/

Lazaro, T., V. Srinivasan, P. Cooper, M. Phillips, R. Garcia, S. Chen, J. Johnson, D. Collins and P. Kan. “A New Set of Eyes: Development of a Novel Microangioscope for Neurointerventional Surgery.” Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2019. 11:1036-1039.https://jnis.bmj.com/content/11/10/1036

Hibl, B., R. Blackwood, B. Simons and D. Collins. “Poxvirus infection in a colony of laboratory pigeons (Columba livia).” Comp. Med. 2019: 69(3): 179-183.

Collins, D., C. Fry, B. Moore, and J. Nemzek. “Phagocytosis by Fibrocytes as a Mechanism to Decrease Bacterial Burden and Increase Survival in Sepsis.” SHOCK. 2018: 51(4): 464-471.
Collins, D., J. Reuter, H. Rush, and J. Villano. “Viral Vector Biosafety in Laboratory Animal Research.” Comp Med. 2017: 67(3): 215-221.

Collins, D., K. Mulka, M. Hoenerhoff, R. Taichman, and J. Villano. “Clinical Assessment of Urinary Tract Damage During Sustained-Release Estrogen Supplementation in Mice” Comp Med. 2017: 67(1): 11-21.

Collins, D., B. Dozier, J. Stanton, L. Colgin and R. MacAllister. “Ventricular Parasystole in a Neonatal Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta).” Comp Med. 2016: 66(6): 489-493.

Collins, D., K. Eaton, and M. Hoenerhoff. “Spontaneous dilated cardiomyopathy and right-sided heart failure in a production pig as a differential diagnosis for hepatosis dietetica.” Comp Med. 2015: 65(4): 327-32.

Ulrich, P., V. Jimenez, M. Park, V. Martins, J. Atwood III, K. Moles, D. Collins, P. Rohloff, R. Tarleton, S. NJ Moreno, R. Orlando, and R. Docampo. "Identification of contractile vacuole proteins in Trypanosoma cruzi." PLoS One. 2011: 6(3): e18013. Web.2.


Undergraduate Studies
B.S. in Engineering Science and Cellular/Molecular Biology
Vanderbilt University

Graduate Studies
D.V.M., small animal emphasis
University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship and Residency
University of Michigan
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine


Campus Address
RSB 220M