Christianne Magee

Associate Professor Biomedical Sciences

H120D Anatomy/Zoology AZ

(970) 491-7371 view faculty website

About Christianne

Dr. Magee is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. She serves as the associate department head and the director for undergraduate education and DVM education and clinical services. She teaches in the DVM program, serving as course director for Veterinary Physiology, the faculty advisor for the DVM tutoring program, and assists with several other aspects of DVM student success. She is also advisor for the Biomedical Sciences Master of Science Animal Anatomy concentration, oversees all aspects of domestic animal instruction in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences, and teaches Applied Food and Fiber Animal Anatomy as well as Domestic Animal Anatomy, Dissection, and Case-Based Learning. Dr. Magee maintains an active research laboratory where she studies the role of kisspeptin in the horse and collaborates with others to study several aspects of neuroendocrinology using sheep and mouse animal models. She is the project lead for the Virtual Veterinary Education Tools team and leads the development of the suite of Virtual Animal Anatomy programs. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2004Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists, 2007PhD, Colorado State University, 2010


Thompson RE, Meyers MA, Palmer J, Veeramachaneni DNR, Magee C, De Mestre AM, Antczak DF, Hollinshead FK. 2023. Production of mare chorionic girdle organoids that secrete equine chorionic gonadotropin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Int J Mol Sci 31;24:9538.PMID: 37298490.Martin JF, Arnold OR, Linton A, Jones JD, Garrett AC, Mango DW, Juarez KA, Gloeckner G, Magee C. 2022. How Virtual Animal Anatomy Facilitated a Successful Transition to Online Instruction and Supported Student Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia. PMID: 35243669. Lee S, Wendland TM, Rao S, Magee C. 2021. Orthotic Device Use in Canine Patients: Owner Perception of Quality of Life for Owners and Patients. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2021; 8:1264. PMID: 34805329. Linton A, Garrett AC, Ivie KR, Jones JD, Martin JF, Delcambre JD, Magee C. 2021. Enhancing anatomical instruction: Impact of a virtual canine anatomy program on learning outcomes. Anatomical Sciences Education. PMID: 33838080. Hollinshead FK, Ontiveros M, Burns JG, Magee C, Hanlon DW. Factors influencing parentage ratio in canine dual-sired litters.Theriogenology. 2020;158:24-30. PMID: 32927197. Magee C, Bruemmer JE, Kirkley KS, Sylvester LA, Runyan B, Nett TM, Squires EL, Clay CM. Kisspeptin has an independent and direct effect on the pituitary gland in the mare. Theriogenology. 2020;157:199-209. PMID: 32814247. Magee C, McDaniel S, Turk P, Striegel N, Roman-Muniz IN. Information-Seeking Preferences of the Colorado Equine Industry for Distribution of Disease Outbreak Information. J Equine Vet Sci. 2020;91:103126. PMID: 32684264. Murtazina DA, Arreguin-Arevalo JA, Cantlon JD, Boroojeny AE, Shrestha A, Hicks JA, Magee C, Kirkley KS, Jones KL, Nett TM, Chitsaz H, Clay CM. 2020. Enrichment of ovine gonadotropes via adenovirus gene targeting enhances assessment of transcriptional changes in response to estradiol. Biology of Reproduction, 102:156-169. PMID: 31504222. Textbook: Fails AD and Magee C. 2018. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. 8th Edition. Wiley.