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Department of Clinical Sciences


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Speakers will present for 35-40 minutes leaving time for questions, suggestions, and socialization.

Refreshments to follow each seminar

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Spring 2014

Nestle-Purina
Department of Clinical Sciences
Seminar Series

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The Spring 2014 Seminar Series will be held on Fridays from
3:00-4:00 PM in Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
, unless otherwise noted.
Sponsored by gift support from Nestle-Purina PetCare


FEBRUARY 2014

Date:  Friday, February 21, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker: 
Dr. Wenming Luh, Technical Director of the Cornell MRI Facility
Affiliation:  College of Human Ecology, Cornell University
The Cornell Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility (CMRIF) is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to scientific research and is equipped with a GE Discovery MR750 3.0T scanner supported by NIH National Center for Research Resources. It is a university-wide resource located on ground floor of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. It provides noninvasive imaging with high signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution for anatomic and functional investigations of a wide range of specimens including mice, humans, plants and biomedical materials. MRI offers rich tissue contrasts without using ionizing radiation, making it ideally suited for various scientific studies including neuroscience, behavior science, biomedical sciences, biomedical engineering, plant physiology, and basic physics and engineering.

Title:  What MRI Can Do – Examples from Cornell MRI Facility



MARCH 2014

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
  Dr. Katherine Goldberg, DVM
Affiliation:  Whole Animal Veterinary Geriatrics & Veterinary Hospice Services, PLLC, Ithaca, NY.
Dr. Katherine Goldberg founded Whole Animal with a mission to provide home-based, bond-centered veterinary care with a focus on geriatric support and hospice services. It is Dr. Goldberg’s belief that our relationships with animals are particularly poignant during end of life care. Her belief in the importance of whole body care rather than symptom-specific treatment is an underlying philosophy of the entire practice.

Title:  Veterinary Hospice & Palliative Care
Hosted by Dr. Lorin Warnick



Date:
Friday, March 21, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
  Dr. Colin Parrish, PhD, John M. Olin Professor of Virology
Affiliation:  Baker Insitute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
We study viruses that infect our animals, and focus on those viruses that have the ability to transfer from one animal host to another to cause large outbreaks of disease. In our recent work we are examining several different viral diseases of dogs, cats, and horses, particularly the canine and feline parvoviruses, as well as the equine and canine influenza viruses. In each case the viruses have transferred from one host to another to cause an epidemic of disease in the new host.

Title:
  Canine and equine influenza viruses and their relationships and differences.



APRIL 2014

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
NO DCS SEMINAR
SPRING BREAK



Date:
Friday, April 18, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
  Alexander J. Travis, VMD, PhD, Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology
Affiliation:  Baker Insitute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Dr. Travis’s research takes two approaches to wildlife conservation. His lab develops techniques of assisted reproduction that can help preserve the genetic diversity of endangered species in captive breeding programs. Recently, Travis made news as the first in the Western Hemisphere to successfully reproduce a dog from a frozen embryo. In work that earned him a Pioneer Award from the NIH, Travis extended his studies of sperm to nanobio-technology for producing biological energy and medical diagnostics. Travis also uses his training as a veterinarian to preserve wildlife in the field, working at the interface of biodiversity conservation and human poverty and hunger. Collaborating with faculty from all over campus inspired Travis to found the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, launched in 2008 with the help of the Atkinson Center.

Title: Atkinson Center for Sustainable Future and opportunities for grant support.



MAY 2014

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
  Dr. Kelly Hume, DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Professor of Oncology
Affiliation:  Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
I am a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology and a long-term career goal of establishing an independent research program in cancer genetics. My research has focused on determining roles for the essential DNA damage checkpoint protein Hus1 in tumor suppression and physiological DNA damage responses.

Title:  Can targeting the DNA damage response overcome the hurdles of tumor heterogeneity and drug resistance?



Date:
Friday, May 16, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
  Dr. Manuel Martin-Flores, MV, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Affiliation:  Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Title:  Neuromuscular block and laryngeal function: friend and foe.



JUNE 2014

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
NO DCS SEMINAR



**SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION**


Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Location:  **Vet Education Center, Lecture Hall II**
Speaker:
  Dr. Leslie A. Lyons, Ph.D., Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor in Comparative Medicine
Affiliation:  Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
Research focuses on genetic aspects of domestic cats, including inherited diseases, traits and population dynamics, which are implied to genetic disease studies, translational medicine, genetic testing, and forensic applications. The Lyons laboratory maintains a research colony of cats with genetic traits and has a variety of projects with veterinary clinicians to define and describe heritable diseases and traits.

Title:  99 Lives: whole genome sequencing in the domestic cat



Date:
Friday, June 20, 2014
Location:  Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center
Speaker:
CANCELLED