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Integrative Pathobiology Research Symposium

Thursday, February 17, 2022
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Virtual Event - Contact Erin Kent for Zoom Link

Keynote speaker: Comparative Pathology Alumna, Denise Imai-Leonard, DVM-Ph.D.

Denise Ima-Leonard

Dr. Imai-Leonard is a clinician-scientist, and the Director of the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, Davis, CA. As a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Imai-Leonard leads the Comparative Pathology Laboratory (CPL). The CPL is a high-throughput laboratory animal diagnostic facility that provides pathology support to investigators whose research involves animals. Though the predominant work that she does is as a study pathologist, she maintains an independent research focus in geropathology and specific expertise in non-mammalian laboratory animal pathology, phenotyping of animal models and disease outbreak investigation in research animal populations.

Keynote Presentation Title: "Jane-of-all-trades: On becoming a Collaborative scientist"

1:00 - 2:30 pm: Student Research Presentations

  • Dr. Callum Donnelly (PI: Dr. Carrie Finno): "Machine Learning Selection of Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Equine Spinal Ataxia"
  • Pablo Juarez (PI: Dr. Verónica Martinez-Cerdeño): "Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Treatment in a Valproic Acid Rat Model of Autism"
  • David Yang (PIs: Dr. Ching-Hsien Chen and Dr. Reen Wu): "Fibrogenic MARCKS/AXL Complex Activated by Tobacco Smoke Promotes Macrophage Reprogramming and Pulmonary Fibrosis"
  • Dr. Pedro Bernardino (PI: Dr. Pam Lein): "Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-evidence of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in a rat model of organophosphate intoxication"
  • Dr. Samah Abdelrazek (PI: Dr. Richard Connon): "Every pathogen counts: Transcriptional response to co-infection in juvenile fall-run Chinook Salmon"

2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 - 3:30 pm: Faculty Lightning Talks

  • Dr. Jogender Tushir-Singh, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
    • "Coming Soon!"
  • Dr. Danika Bannasch, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine
    • "Jumping Genes in Dogs"
  • Dr. Glenn Yiu, Eye Center, School of Medicine
    • "Yiu Lab - Translational Retinal Research Laboratory"

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Keynote Speaker, Comparative Pathology Alumna

  • Dr. Denise Imai-Leonard, Director of the Comparative Pathology Lab, Davis, CA.
    • "Coming Soon!"

Virtual Student Posters - Available on demand (February 17th - February 24th)

  • Dr. Erin Ball (PI: Dr. Lark Coffey)
  • Veneese Brown (PI: Dr. Laura Van Winkle)
  • Dr. Isabel Casanova (PI: Dr. Sara Thomasy)
  • Ning Chin (PI: Dr. Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor)
  • Dr. Sarah Cook (PI: Dr. Brian Murphy)
  • Jenn Cossaboon (PI: Dr. Swee Teh)
  • Daniel Kong (PI: Dr. Xinbin Chen)
  • Erin Hisey (PI: Dr. Brian Leonard)
  • Kyra Laubach (PI: Dr. Xinbin Chen)
  • Dustin Leale (PI: Dr. Dominik Haudenschild)
  • Dr. Veronica Lopez Cervantes (PI: Dr. Amir Kol)
  • Pavel Morales (PI: Dr. Jeroen Saeij)
  • Dr. Arturo Oliver Guimera (PI: Dr. Kevin Keel)
  • Dr. Malvina Tsamouri (PI: Dr. Paramita Ghosh)
  • Dr. Priya Upadhyay (PI: Dr. Kent Pinkerton)

Contact if you are interested in attending the virtual event.

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