Slinker Bio

Dr. Bryan Slinker

Liaison Representing APLU (non-voting)


Dr. Bryan Slinker has served as the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University since 2008. He joined Washington State’s faculty in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience in 1992, serving as chair of that department for nearly 10 years prior to becoming dean. He also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology Unit) at the University of Vermont.

Over the years, he has taught applied biomedical statistics, bioethics (including animal welfare/animal rights), responsible conduct of research, physiology, pharmacology, and developmental anatomy.

His research focuses on heart and cardiac muscle function and adaptation.  In addition to his research publications in journals such as The American Journal of Physiology, Circulation, and Circulation Research, he has co-authored several biomedical statistics tutorials for scientific journals as well as a textbook of biomedical statistics, Primer of Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance, now in its 3rd edition.

Dr. Slinker has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association's Vermont affiliate, the Washington State University Research Foundation, and the Institute for Systems Medicine in Spokane, WA. He currently serves as a Director of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA. 

Dr. Slinker received his BS in Zoology from the College of Idaho and his DVM and PhD degrees from Washington State University.


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