Stephen DeArmond, MD, Pathology, San Francisco, CA


Pathology San Francisco, CA

Neuropathology, Anatomic Pathology

Professor of Neuropathology

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Education & Training

  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityFellowship, Neuropathology, 1978 - 1980
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityResidency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1975 - 1980
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Stanford University Medical CenterPostdoctoral scholar, 1977 - 1978
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityInternship, Pathology, 1975 - 1976
  • Medical College of PennsylvaniaClass of 1975
  • The Medical College of PennsylvaniaPhD, Physiology/Biophysics, 1966 - 1972
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganM.S, Physiology, 1963 - 1966
  • University of UtahB.S, Biology, Cum Laude, 1961 - 1963
  • Santa Clara UniversityBS, 1957 - 1961
  • Bellarmine College PreparatoryBS, 1953 - 1957

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1977 - 2021
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Neuropathology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Received The Meritorius Service Award from The American Association of Neuroupathologists with an introduction by Stanley Prusiner, M.D 2010
  • Received the Graduate Citation Award from Drexel University College of Medicine 2009
  • Honored by the AANP Executive Council and Members at Large with an Annual Endowed Lectureship "DeArmond Endowed Lectureship" on Neurodegenerative Diseases 2007
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Cytosolic prion protein in neurons.  
    Mironov A, Latawiec D, Wille H, Bouzamondo-Bernstein E, Legname G, Williamson RA, Burton D, DeArmond SJ, Prusiner SB, Peters PJ, J Neurosci
  • The neurodegeneration sequence in prion diseases: evidence from functional, morphological and ultrastructural studies of the GABAergic system.  
    Bouzamondo-Bernstein E, Hopkins SD, Spilman P, Uyehara-Lock J, Deering C, Safar J, Prusiner SB, Ralston HJ, DeArmond SJ, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol
  • Prion clearance in bigenic mice.  
    Safar JG, DeArmond SJ, Kociuba K, Deering C, Didorenko S, Bouzamondo-Bernstein E, Prusiner SB, Tremblay P, J Gen Virol
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Replication of distinct scrapie prion isolates is region specific in brains of transgenic mice and hamsters.
    Hecker R, Taraboulos A, Scott M, Pan KM, Yang SL, Torchia M, Jendroska K, DeArmond SJ, Prusiner SB, Genes Dev
  • Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease mimicking variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
    Martindale J, Geschwind MD, DeArmond SJ, Young G, Dillon WP, Henry R, Uyehara-Lock JH, Gaskin DA, Miller BL, Arch Neurol
  • Prion isolate specified allotypic interactions between the cellular and scrapie prion proteins in congenic and transgenic mice.
    Carlson GA, Ebeling C, Yang SL, Telling G, Torchia M, Groth D, Westaway D, DeArmond SJ, Prusiner SB, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Press Mentions

  • Clues to Mad Cow Disease Emerge in Study of Mutant Proteins
    Clues to Mad Cow Disease Emerge in Study of Mutant ProteinsMay 23rd, 2000
  • Dynamic Expression of Neurotrophic Factor Receptors in Postnatal Spinal Motoneurons and in Mouse Model of ALS
    Dynamic Expression of Neurotrophic Factor Receptors in Postnatal Spinal Motoneurons and in Mouse Model of ALSNovember 25th, 2020

Grant Support

  • PathologyNational Institute On Aging2010–2012
  • Neuropathology CoreNational Institute On Aging2010–2012
  • The Hieachy Of Factors Causing Neurodegeneration In Prion DiseasesNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke2010–2011
  • Neuropathology CoreNational Institute On Aging1994–1995
  • Calcium Regulation In Prion DiseaseNational Institute On Aging1994–1995