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Medical Genetics & Genomics Researchers

Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine meets the clinical and research demands of human and animal health. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, the College leads in scientific discovery. Faculty expertise focuses on the interface between scientific research and clinical practice as well as a commitment to animal and human health. 

Faculty Index Faculty A-C Faculty D-L Faculty M-R Faculty S-Z

Faculty
Area of Interest
Environmental cues of the intestinal tract that induce virulence gene expression in Salmonella; Defining the genetic pathways by which environmental signals are communicated in Salmonella to cause changes in virulence gene expression; genetic and genomic approaches to characterize this regulon
Biological interactions that take place between a mother and fetus during pregnancy genes & development; Equine medicine with emphasis on immunology, genetics, and reproduction

Canine genomics; genetics of adaptation and domestication

Brooks
Marjory Brooks

Comparative hemostasis: canine models of hereditary bleeding disorders, biomarkers of hypercoagulability in animals; role of transmembrane lipid movement in platelet apoptotic vs. activation response
Hepatic and renal biology; Genetics; Protosystemic Vascular anomalies and Microvascular Dysplasia; small animal medicine
Neurology; Craniocervical junction abnormalities
Molecular biology of infectious disease; DNA and recombinant subunit vaccine development; molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis; immunopathology of infectious disease; molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases; host defense mechanisms; comparative genomics and proteomics
Examination of how the chemical eactions of biology are organized in time and space, and how this organization is harnessed by cells to generate distinct outcomes; Molecular basis of cell growth and differentiation; Biochemical and genetic studies of Rab GTPases; Role of Yip family members in membrane traffic
Identification and characterization of genes that are mutated in breast tumors; Reproductive biology; investigation of the role that novel, highly-abundant, and egg-restricted molecules play in reprogramming process; Epigenetic regulation of preimplantation development and embryonic fate decisions
Equine immune system with specific interest in immunodeficiencies and developmental immunity of the foal; immunomodulatory therapies and response to vaccines; comparative animal model for human disease research
Biomedical imaging; cellular excitation and relaxation; sarcoplasmic reticular calcium release channels; molecular processes underlying excitation-contraction coupling; sarcolemnal ion channels; molecular processes underlying cardiac stem cell and smooth muscle cell development and function
Transcriptional and cellular control of tissue morphogenesis; molecular and cellular events that direct the formation of tissues and organs during vertebrate embryogenesis; cell signaling; cellular behaviors and cell shape during development
Biomedical imaging; cellular excitation and relaxation; sarcoplasmic reticular calcium release channels; molecular processes underlying excitation-contraction coupling; sarcolemnal ion channels; molecular processes underlying cardiac stem cell and smooth muscle cell development and function
Developmental biology; axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches
Animal models of inherited human disorders as a means to understand sex determination and differentiation at the molecular level; inherited disorders of the reproductive tract
Clinical cardiology; heart disease; canine cardiac arrhythmias
Genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems; Role of stem cell compartment in carcinogenesis, mouse models, stem cell pathology
Mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome
Internal Medicine and gastroenterology; role of Helicobacter in gastrointestinal disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Molecular evolution and comparative genomics of infectious disease organisms
Biomedical mechanics; canine hip dysplasia; osteoarthritis; genetics linkage analysis
Cell cycle regulation; cell differentiation; myeloblastic hematological tumor cell line, HL-60; Cancer chemoprevention; biomaterials & drug delivery; oncogenes; genetic