FEB 3 - 4 2016
Laboratory Animal Sciences
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LAS 2016LabRoots' two-day international Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) virtual conference, that took place on February 3rd and 4th, 2016, is now On Demand. This is the premier online-only Free conference focused on laboratory animal science.

Keynotes during this event included Malcolm Macleod, Jeremy G Turner, Katie Lidster, and Huw Golledge, discussing the topics below:

  • Risks of Bias in in vivo research – and what to do about them
  • Vibration, Noise & Ultrasonic Noise From Vivarium and Lab Equipment as Rapidly Growing Confounds in Animal Research
  • The ARRIVE guidelines: Improving the design and reporting of animal research to optimize the reproducibility of animal studies
  • A good death? Are our ‘euthanasia’ methods for lab animals actually humane?

This year’s Program Committee led by Dr. Szczepan Baran, Head of Innovative Animal Technologies and Training at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and composed of over 30 world renowned experts, presented the conference theme titled “Optimizing Design, Conduct and Reproducibility of Animal Studies” with the following tracks:

Optimizing Animal Study Designs
Optimizing the conduct and implementation of animal studies
Optimizing Reproducibility of Animal Studies


Learn more about this virtual event by watching this video.

Lab Animal Sciences brought together scientists, students, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and committee members, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances on the science of animal wellbeing, housing, enrichment and biomethodology. This diverse group of experts produces one, groundbreaking conference, which is absolutely free to all participants. Watch from your office or home, and still be able to attend a first-rate conference with world renowned presentations.

Continuing Educational Credits
The 2016 conference is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to receive CE credits, and will also meet AALAS and CALAS continuing education criteria.

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  • FEB 03, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Javier Guillen, DVM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, DVM, PhD, Animal Welfare Officer, Dipl ECLAM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 07:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Jeremy Turner, PhD
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  • FEB 03, 2016 09:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Malcolm Macleod BSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRCP Ed
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  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM
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  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
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    Linda Toth, DVM, PhD
    Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs, Profess...
    Susan Compton
    Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine; Director, M...
  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Andrea Gay
  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Carlijn Hooijmans, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
    Klas Abelson, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Medicin...
    Jeffrey Everitt, DVM
    Director of Comparative Biology and Medicine, GlaxoSmit...
  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Mandy Horn, MS
    Supervisor, North America, Veterinary Science, Research...
    Sheri Wildt, MS, MBA, CMAR
    Global Manager of Genetic Quality and Breeding, Envigo
  • FEB 03, 2016 01:30 PM PST
    Speaker: Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Annette O'Connor, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, FACVSc
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  • FEB 03, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Jeffrey Everitt, DVM
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Nuno Franco, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
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    Derek Fry OBE, MA, D Phil, MB BCh
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
    Rob de Vries, PhD
    Scientific Researcher & Coordinator, SYRCLE, Central An...
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Ana Valentim, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 07:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Huw Golledge, PhD
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  • FEB 04, 2016 09:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Katie Lidster, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
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    Vatsala Naageshwaran, MS
    Director of Operations, Absorption Systems
    Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW
    Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee,...
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Stephanie Murphy, VMD, PhD, DACLAM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Brianna Gaskill, PhD
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  • FEB 04, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Marilyn Brown, DVM MS ACLAM ECLAM
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  • FEB 04, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Derek Fry OBE, MA, D Phil, MB BCh
  • FEB 04, 2016 01:30 PM PST
    Speaker: Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM
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  • FEB 04, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Elin Weber, PhD, MS
  • Optimizing the conduct and implementation of animal studies
  • FEB 03, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Javier Guillen, DVM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 07:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Jeremy Turner, PhD
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  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM
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  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
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    Klas Abelson, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Medicin...
    Jeffrey Everitt, DVM
    Director of Comparative Biology and Medicine, GlaxoSmit...
  • FEB 03, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Jeffrey Everitt, DVM
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Ana Valentim, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 07:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Huw Golledge, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 01:30 PM PST
    Speaker: Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Elin Weber, PhD, MS
  • Optimizing Animal Study Designs
  • FEB 03, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, DVM, PhD, Animal Welfare Officer, Dipl ECLAM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Carlijn Hooijmans, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 03:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Annette O'Connor, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, FACVSc
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
    Derek Fry OBE, MA, D Phil, MB BCh
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
    Rob de Vries, PhD
    Scientific Researcher & Coordinator, SYRCLE, Central An...
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Stephanie Murphy, VMD, PhD, DACLAM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Derek Fry OBE, MA, D Phil, MB BCh
  • Optimizing Reproducibility of Animal Studies
  • FEB 03, 2016 09:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Malcolm Macleod BSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRCP Ed
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
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    Linda Toth, DVM, PhD
    Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs, Profess...
    Susan Compton
    Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine; Director, M...
  • FEB 03, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Mandy Horn, MS
    Supervisor, North America, Veterinary Science, Research...
    Sheri Wildt, MS, MBA, CMAR
    Global Manager of Genetic Quality and Breeding, Envigo
  • FEB 03, 2016 01:30 PM PST
    Speaker: Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 06:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Nuno Franco, PhD
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  • FEB 04, 2016 09:00 AM PST
    Speaker: Katie Lidster, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 04, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
    Vatsala Naageshwaran, MS
    Director of Operations, Absorption Systems
    Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW
    Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee,...
  • Industry
  • FEB 03, 2016 10:30 AM PST
    Speaker: Andrea Gay
  • FEB 04, 2016 12:00 PM PST
    Speaker: Marilyn Brown, DVM MS ACLAM ECLAM
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Speakers

  • Andrea Gay
    Regional Sales Manager, The Andersons Bedding Products, USA
    Biography
      Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and learning disabilities. Andrea has been involved in the Lab Animal Industry for 13 years. Prior to working for The Andersons Bedding Products, Andrea worked at Shepherd Specialty Papers. Andrea joined The Andersons Bedding Products in 2008 as Regional Sales Manager. Andrea is a member of National AALAS, LAMA, ATA, District IV and District 7 branches of AALAS, as well as the IAT and ANZLAA international branches. Andrea serves on the Exhibitor Advisory Council for AALAS and also serves as the Awards Chair for the Research Triangle Branch Executive Council in North Carolina, as well as being a member of The National Weights and Measures Southern Branch. Andrea has published an article in The Enrichment Record on Nesting & Thermoregulation.
    • Huw Golledge, PhD
      Senior Scientific Programme Manager, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the Humane Slaughter Association
      Biography

        Huw Golledge is Senior Scientific Programme Manager at the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA). Trained as a neuroscientist, Dr Golledge was formerly an animal welfare researcher at Newcastle University, where he had specific research interests in assessing the welfare impacts of anaesthesia and humane killing techniques for rodents. Dr Golledge is also a member of the UK’s Animals in Science Committee which provides advice to the Government on the use of animals in research and testing.

      • Katie Lidster, PhD
        Science Manager, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
        Biography
          Katie Lidster is Science Manager at the National Centre for the 3Rs. Katie obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, followed by an MSc in Drug Discovery Skills at Kings College London with an industrial placement at GlaxoSmithKline. She then completed a PhD in Neuroimmunology in 2010 developing a refined animal model to study neuroprotective therapies for multiple sclerosis and continued working in the lab as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Katie joined the NC3Rs in 2013 and works within the Research Management and Policy group and is currently the lead for the ARRIVE guidelines aimed at improving the reporting of animal research.
        • Malcolm Macleod BSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRCP Ed
          Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
          Biography
            Malcolm Macleod is Professor in Neurology and Translational Neuroscience at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, and Head of Neurological Diseases and Stroke at NHS Forth Valley. After undergraduate medicine (including an intercollated degree in Pharmacology) he trained in Internal Medicine before a PhD in the Butcher lab investigating the neuroprotective actions of FK506. This was followed by post-doctoral work in the Seckl lab defining a neuroprotective role for increased expression of the mineralocorticoid receptor. While this work continued he completed his training in Neurology, including a pivotal sabbatical year with Donnan at the National Stroke Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. During this time he began an involvement with stroke clinical trials, and it was in an effort to identify suitable drugs for such clinical trials that he started to develop techniques to allow the systematic review and meta-analysis of data from animal studies. This led to the founding of the Collaborative Approach to Meta-analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies (CAMARADES) in 2005. Since then these approaches have found application in a diversity of models, and the CAMARADES group, under his leadership, have build up considerable expertise in this area. He was on the writing committee for the Landis guidelines, contributed to the Lancet "Waste in Research" series, and is an investigator on the MultiPART program developing structures for multicentre animal studies. He is a member of the UK MHRA Commission for Human Medicines and the UK Home Office Animals in Science Committee, and is co-Chief Investigator of EuroHYP-1, a European RCT of brain cooling for stroke.
          • Jeremy Turner, PhD
            CEO, OtoScience Labs, Professor of Psychology, Illinois College
            Biography
              Jeremy Turner, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of OtoScience Labs, a company that conducts noise and vibration measurement, 24-hour monitoring services, and consulting for animal facilities. His research focuses on rat and mouse models of hearing, the impacts of noise on the ear and brain, and the neuroscience of hearing loss and tinnitus. His research has been supported by the United States National Institutes of Health, the Tinnitus Research Consortium, and most recently a grant from the US Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Program to OtoScience Labs.
            • Klas Abelson, PhD
              Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Copenhagen
              Biography
                Klas Abelson is an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. He obtained a Master of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University in 2001, where he also graduated as a PhD in Comparative Medicine in 2005. Klas is doing research in animal welfare and model refinement, especially with focus on pain and stress. He is also responsible for his departments teaching and training activities for technicians as well as PhD-students and other academics.
              • Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
                Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
                Biography
                  Dr. Szczepan Baran is the Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr. Baran received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Delaware, a Veterinary Medical Doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a Master of Science in Comparative Medicine from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. In 2005, he joined Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center where he was a member of the team that discovered the first canine embryonic stem cells. Then in 2007 Dr. Baran founded and became COO of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute before his current employment at Novartis. Dr. Baran founded the LinkedIn group "Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine," the largest group in this field. He also served as, Graduate Course Director, Drexel University College of Medicine, Assistant Professor at Delaware Valley, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Wake Forest School of Medicine and most notably as Director at Large for the Academy of Surgical Research as well as a Board Member of Americans for Medical Progress. His research interests include use of microfluidics in safety pharmacology and toxicology, the development and validation of online surgical training programs, and the development and validation of rodent endoscopic procedures. Dr. Baran's hobbies include boxing, micro-facial expressions and psychology of adolescent communication.
                • Marilyn Brown, DVM MS ACLAM ECLAM
                  Corporate Vice President, Global Animal Welfare, Charles River Laboratories
                  Biography
                    Dr. Brown is currently Corporate Vice President, Global Animal Welfare, at Charles River. She is board certified in laboratory animal medicine with both ACLAM and ECLAM. From 1982-1990, Dr. Brown directed a large experimental surgical facility at the University of Illinois/Chicago, where she also served as Associate Director of the Biologic Resources Laboratory. She was the Director of the Dartmouth College Animal Care and Use Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology of the Dartmouth Medical School from 1990-2002. While at Dartmouth, she served as Chairperson of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Ethics Institute. Dr. Brown has over 30 publications in various areas of laboratory animal care and use, including several chapters in the National Agriculture Library's publication "Essentials for Animal Research" and has served as author and editor in the ACLAM Book Series. She served on the AVMA Panel on Research Animal Surgery and was on the ILAR committee to revise the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in 1996. She has been particularly interested in the areas of surgery, anesthesia, IACUC functions, humane endpoints, ethics and animal welfare. Since beginning her work in the field of lab animal medicine she has worked closely with many local and national organizations. These include, AVMA; APV; AALAS; Association of Women Veterinarians (past president); ASLAP (Board of Directors); ACLAM (Board of Directors, Certification Oversight Committee, ACLAM Foundation Advisory Committee), ECLAM (Foundation Board of Directors, Credentials Committee); ESLAV (Board of Directors), Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (Advisory Board), Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (Board of Trustees); and AAALAC (Council on Accreditation and Board of Trustees). Dr. Brown is also one the foundation faculty of the highly successful IACUC 101.
                  • Susan Compton
                    Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine; Director, Molecular, Serological and Virological Diagnostics, Yale School of Medicine
                    Biography
                      Susan Compton received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Uniformed Service University of the Health Science and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr Compton joined the Faculty of the Section of Comparative Medicine in the Yale University School of Medicine in 1991 and has been their Chief of the Molecular, Serological and Virological Diagnostics Unit since 1998. Susan has also held several editorial positions within the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and is currently the Associate Editor for JAALAS. Her research is focused on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, transmission and prevention of viral infections of rodents, in particular coronaviruses, parvoviruses, noroviruses and most recently astroviruses.
                    • Rob de Vries, PhD
                      Scientific Researcher & Coordinator, SYRCLE, Central Animal Laboratory, Radboud University Medical Center
                      Biography
                        Rob studied biology and philosophy and has a PhD in the ethics of animal experimentation. As a postdoctoral researcher, he studied the application of the 3Rs to tissue engineering research. He has been a member of two Animal Ethics Committees. His research has always focused on the intersection between ethics and methodological aspects of animal experiments. He currently works as a scientific researcher and coordinator at SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is mainly responsible for organizing hands-on training in systematic reviews of animal studies and for coaching researchers who are conducting their own systematic reviews.
                      • Jeffrey Everitt, DVM
                        Director of Comparative Biology and Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine
                        Biography
                          Jeff Everitt received his DVM from Cornell University and then completed a residency in comparative pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Illinois. Dr. Everitt served for 17 years on the senior scientific staff of the CIIT Centers for Health Research where he attained Senior Scientist status. At CIIT he led the animal care and use program as well as a multidisciplinary research program that examined the health effects of inhaled fibrous particulate. He currently serves as a Director of Comparative Biology and Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline and as an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. Dr. Everitt is board certified in anatomic pathology (ACVP) and in laboratory animal medicine (ACLAM) and is a Fellow in the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathologists (FIATP). He has served in leadership positions in multiple professional organizations in laboratory animal science, pathology and toxicology during the past twenty years. Dr. Everitt has lectured and published widely on best practices for the control of variability and bias in the conduct of in vivo studies.
                        • Nuno Franco, PhD
                          Post-Doc Researcher, i3S (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde)
                          Biography
                            Nuno Franco is a biologist and postdoctoral researcher at the i3S' Laboratory Animal Science group, and an external advisor for LAS at the Universdity of Lisbon's IMM. His research focuses on laboratory animal welfare, along with ethical, legal, social and scientific issues in animal research. His research interests also include translational science, science communication and education. He is currently setting up a national network of animal welfare bodies in Portugal.
                          • Derek Fry OBE, MA, D Phil, MB BCh
                            Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
                            Biography
                              Dr Fry was Chief Inspector of the UK Animal Scientific Procedures Inspectorate until his retirement in 2008, and since then has had an honorary position at the University of Manchester. Before joining the Inspectorate he was a senior medical academic, but his teaching included elementary statistics for medical students, with the challenge to make the subject interesting and accessible to those with a variety of backgrounds. As an inspector his work involved assessing proposals for 5 year programmes of animal experiments in many different fields and inspecting the experiments and animals on site, as well as advising government on biomedical issues and promoting the application of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in animal-based research and testing. His specialist interest was experimental design. He was on the ECVAM working group on reduction, and is on the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME) Reduction Steering Committee, and the UK National Centre for the 3Rs Experimental Design Working Group. Since retiring his publications include a number on experimental design and he has run or helped run workshops on experimental design in the UK, in several European countries, in Taiwan, China and South Korea, and in Canada and the USA. He has been a tutor on all the experimental design schools run by FRAME and on an MSc module on experimental design at Manchester University. He has contributed to every World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences since 1999, and ran a satellite workshop on experimental design for the 2011 Congress.
                            • Brianna Gaskill, PhD
                              Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare, Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
                              Biography
                                Dr. Gaskill is an Assistant professor of Animal Welfare in the college of Veterinary Medicine and part of the Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University. She received her BS from Kansas State University and her PhD in animal behavior and well-being from Purdue University. She worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at Charles River, studying the behavior and well-being of laboratory rodents. Dr. Gaskill's research program focuses on welfare assessment of laboratory animals. She utilizes natural behavior, physiology, and affective state to assess an animal's overall well-being. She is especially interested how better welfare can translate into better and more robust science. My research interests include: applied ethology, enrichment design and application, improving husbandry techniques, and how environment can affect scientific results when not tailored to the animal's needs and motivations. Additionally she has been involved in developing new and improved types of cognitive testing for mice that are used in psychiatric and neuroscience research. Dr. Gaskill has published in the behavior and well-being, laboratory animal, and experimental psychology literatures. Dr. Gaskill is dedicated to educating the public, investigators, and husbandry staff about the science behind how we house and care for animals in captivity and how this affects laboratory animal welfare. Personal Web Page: http://www.labanimalwelfare.com/ Google Scholar Page: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Z5DZvw4AAAAJ&hl=en Mouse Ethogram: www.mousebehavior.org
                              • Javier Guillen, DVM
                                Senior Director and Director of European Activities, AAALAC International
                                Biography
                                  He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International) Council on Accreditation. He is member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Navarra since its creation in 1997 (now as external member). Current position In 2008 he joined AAALAC International Senior Director and Director of European Activities. Since 2013 he is Senior Director for Europe and Latin America. Other related activities He served first as Secretary (2002-2008) and later as President (2009-2010) of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA). Since 2011 he is member of the ICLAS Governing Board Since 2010 he is representative of the Spanish Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SECAL) to the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). Since 2010 he is member of the Council of Management of the journal Laboratory Animals Ltd. and since 2011, member of the Executive Committee. He is Past-President of SECAL, the Spanish Assocation for Laboratory Animal Science.
                                • Carlijn Hooijmans, PhD
                                  Assistant Professor, SYRCLE and Anesthesiology, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
                                  Biography
                                    Carlijn Hooijmans obtained her biomedical science degree in 2004, and her PhD concerning the impact of nutritional lipids and vascular factors in experimental Alzheimer's disease in 2008. Currently, she is assistant Professor at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen the Netherlands; department of Anesthesiology, and SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation (SYRCLE) in Nijmegen the Netherlands (a unique and innovative research centre focusing on the improvement of scientific quality and transparency of laboratory animal science). Her main research interest involves the translation of results from animal studies to clinical practice. I She is responsible for developing methodology and subsequently tools for conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in preclinical research. She also runs and contributes to workshops on Systematic reviews and meta-analysis and supervise scientists who want to conduct these reviews. In addition I am involved in teaching and developing teaching programs in the FELASA Category C course and various master program regarding experimental design, systematic reviews and meta analyses.
                                  • Mandy Horn, MS
                                    Supervisor, North America, Veterinary Science, Research and Support, Envigo
                                    Biography
                                      Mandy Horn is the Supervisor of the North America Veterinary Science, Research and Support department at Envigo, and also serves on the IACUC. She received her Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University in 2008 with a focus on ruminant nutrition and reproduction, and began her career in the laboratory animal industry shortly thereafter. At Envigo, she is responsible for managing the North America VSRS team, including internal and external project management, model-related technical support, and health monitoring of internal colonies.
                                    • Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM
                                      Director, Animal Welfare & Compliance, AbbVie, Inc.
                                      Biography
                                        Letty Medina earned her BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Laboratory Animal Medicine post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). She is currently the Director of Animal Research & Compliance at AbbVie Inc. Her primary responsibilities are to ensure that AbbVie adheres to all animal regulations, adopts the most ethical animal research practices, and continues to enhance an ethical culture for animal research with innovative 3Rs initiatives. She served as chair of the 3Rs Leadership Group of the Innovation and Quality Consortium in 2014 and served as a co-editor for the 3Rs Special Topic Journal published by JAALAS in March 2015. She is dedicated to promoting more transparency about ethical animal research to ensure public understanding and support for biomedical research. She is a frequent speaker at national meetings about animal welfare, the 3Rs and the need for public outreach.
                                      • Stephanie Murphy, VMD, PhD, DACLAM
                                        Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, National
                                      • Vatsala Naageshwaran, MS
                                        Director of Operations, Absorption Systems
                                        Biography
                                          Vatsala Naageshwaran is Director of Operations of Absorption Systems. Prior to joining Absorption Systems she has worked for several biotechnology / pharmaceutical companies as a research scientist with experience in drug discovery, assay validation, and product development. As Director of Operations Vatsala manages the West Coast facility of Absorption Systems located in San Diego. She oversees scientific and business operations for the Medical Device, Ocular, PK and Toxicology business verticals offered at this site. She continues to also oversee and expand business operations in India. Previously as Associate Director of Scientific Operations she has collaboratively helped drive research and expansion of CellPortTM, Absorption Systems' exclusive drug transporter technology. As Associate Director she managed a team of account and business managers while maintaining oversight of key high value company accounts. Since she joined the company in 2008, Vatsala has made presentations and performed workshops on behalf of Absorption Systems at various conferences and scientific forums including the 2011 Fall Symposium organized by the Delaware Valley Drug Metabolism Group (DVDMG), IQPC's Clinically Relevant Drug Transporters Conference in 2011 and 2012 and Disso India in 2013. She is on the scientific committee of SPDS (Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science) and involved with various scientific organizations in San Diego. Prior to joining Absorption Systems, Vatsala made significant contributions at Supergen in the development of several drug candidates. Her research has been featured at national conferences such as AACR and EORTC and she has authored publications submitted to peer-reviewed journals. Prior to this Vatsala worked at Myriad Genetics focusing on BRAC clinical data analysis for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and as a senior data reviewer of CODIS for forensic DNA analysis. Vatsala has a Masters degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Mt Holyoke College.
                                        • Annette O'Connor, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, FACVSc
                                          Professor of Epidemiology, Iowa State University
                                          Biography
                                            Dr. O'Connor is a veterinarian, epidemiologist and research synthesizer. The work on research synthesis means that Dr. O'Connor regularly appraises primary research in all areas that involve animal based research : from veterinary to biomedical. Translation of animal based research and approach to improving reporting of animal based research are all areas of interest for Dr. O'Connor. Dr. O'Connor is also co-author of a recent special issue of Zoonoses and Public Health on conduct of systematic reviews in veterinary science. Information about how to conduct systematic reviews, tutorials and reviews conducted by Dr. O'Connor can be found at the site -SYstematic Reviews for Animals and Food --SYREAF (www.syreaf.org). Dr. O'Connor is an author of the REFLECT statement (www.reflect-statement.org ), a reporting guideline for interventions involving livestock and food safety outcomes (similar to the CONSORT statement). Dr. O'Connor recently published papers on assessing biases in biomedical studies that use animals. Dr. O'Connor received a Bachelor Of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from the University of Sydney in 1993, a Masters of Veterinary Science (MVSc) from the University of Queensland in 1997 and a Doctoral of Veterinary Science (DVSc) from the University of Guelph in 2001. In 2009, Dr. O'Connor was admitted as a Fellow of Epidemiology to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Dr. O'Connor is Professor of Epidemiology at Iowa State University. Dr. O'Connor teaches epidemiology methods and inference in the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Program at Iowa State University the MPH program at the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
                                          • Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW
                                            Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center
                                            Biography
                                              Dr. Stacy Pritt is the Director of the IACUC Office at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. In this capacity, she oversees regulatory compliance for one of the largest animal research programs in the United States. Dr. Pritt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science degree in Managerial Science and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. She is a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) and a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW). During her career, Dr. Pritt has held numerous positions in both academia and industry. She has been on faculty at the Harvard Medical School where she served as Associate Director for Animal Care, Training, and Operations and was the Director of Regulatory Compliance and Animal Welfare at Covance, Inc. Dr. Pritt is a nationally recognized authority on regulatory compliance including IACUC operations, adherence to federal regulations and policies, maintenance of Good Laboratory Practice procedures as dictated by the US FDA, and managing the audit process. She has authored more than 25 publications on management and regulatory compliance, including book chapters. In 2012 she was awarded the TurnKey Animal Facility Leader of the Year Award and in 2014 she served as Program Chair for the University of Texas System IACUC Symposium focusing on process improvement. In 2015, she was Awarded the Ron Orta Memorial Award for the most outstanding presentation at a meeting of the Laboratory Animal Management Association and the Founder's Award for exceptional education in the field of laboratory animal science by the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange. She serves in numerous leadership positions within organized veterinary medicine.
                                            • Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, DVM, PhD, Animal Welfare Officer, Dipl ECLAM
                                              Professor, Laboratory Animal Science, Managing Director, Central Animal Laboratory (CDL), Radboud University Medical Center
                                              Biography
                                                Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga is Professor in Laboratory Animal Science and head of the central animal laboratory CDL at Radboudumc (university medical center) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She is dedicated to education and research aimed at achieving better science ánd better laboratory animal welfare simultaneously. She was FELASA president, FELASA vice-president of the working groups and chair of Laboratory Animals Limited. She is now secretary elect of ECLAM. She has founded SYRCLE, Systematic Review Center on Laboratory animal Experimentation (www.SYRCLE.nl), focussing on systematic reviews of animal studies. Systematic reviews aid in (1) making evidence-based choices for an animal model, (2) making publication quality transparent (3) implementing the 3Rs, and, last but not least, (4) making an evidence-based overview of the results of relevant animal studies when preparing for clinical trials. SYRCLE is dedicated to the development of teaching and training, of methodological tools and the execution of systematic reviews of animal studies. SYRCLE has established international collaboration with the following international networks: CAMARADES, Cochrane Collaboration, GRADE, Evidence Synthesis International, Evidence-based Toxicology and Evidence-based research network.
                                              • Linda Toth, DVM, PhD
                                                Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
                                                Biography
                                                  Dr. Toth received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and her DVM degree from Purdue University in 1986. Since 2004, she has held the position of Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM), where she is also a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology. From 2000 to 2006, she was Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at SIUSM. She has also held positions as clinical veterinarian and Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Memphis (1986 - 1992) and as clinical veterinarian and Associate Member in Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (1992 - 2000). Dr. Toth became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) in 1991 and served for 4 years as an elected member of the ACLAM Board of Directors. She was also an elected member-at-large of the AAALAC International Executive Committee. She is also an active member of AALAS, the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for that organization's two peer-reviewed two journals - Comparative Medicine and JAALAS. Finally, she is an appointed member of an NIH study section, served on an NIEHS advisory committee, is a steering committee member and past Chair of the Group on Research Advancement and Development of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and is an advisor to the Executive Leadership In Academic Medicine (ELAM) program of Drexel University. Dr. Toth's research interests focus on the genetic modulation of sleep propensity in healthy and disease, the impact of sleep loss and diurnal disruption on susceptibility to and recuperation from infectious and inflammatory disease, and the impact of environment on research animals and data.
                                                • Ana Valentim, PhD
                                                  Post-doctoral Researcher, i3S (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde)
                                                  Biography
                                                    Ana is a researcher with a degree in Biology from University of Coimbra (2005) and a PhD in Veterinarian Sciences from ICBAS, University of Porto (2012). Her research line started right after her graduation, in the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC), where she intended to understand if different depths of anaesthesia could induce behavioural changes in rodents. This research continued in her PhD and during one year as a post-doc in a project. The gap between the increasing use of zebrafish models and the lack of appropriate knowledge of some procedures in research, such as anaesthesia, led Ana to apply her research line to zebrafish. She was funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) as Principal Investigator of a project regarding the effects of anaesthesia in zebrafish development using behavioural tasks, and assessment of morphology, genetic expression, and cellular alterations (IBMC, UTAD, CNBC). Currently, she has got a post-doctoral fellowship to optimize zebrafish anaesthesia using a clinical and animal welfare perspective. Besides this line of research, she is also particularly interested in finding better euthanasia methods and refining other situations in laboratory animals. Since 2007 she is also a trainer in the Laboratory Animal Science course FELASA (category C) at IBMC.
                                                  • Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM
                                                    Director, Office of Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline
                                                    Biography
                                                      Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM, DACLAM works in the Office Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy at GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia, PA. She is responsible for the team providing oversight of animal studies conducted on behalf of GSK external to the company. The other piece of her work includes strategic planning for national advocacy efforts through work with organizations such as the IQ Institutional Official Consortium (IOC), Americans for Medical Progress, One Health Research and collaborations with European and Asian partners. Mary Ann received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 1995. She attended a residency training program at North Carolina State University from 1995-1997. She served as the Attending Veterinarian at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for the Research Triangle Park program from 2006-2010. Her professional interests lie in animal housing, global animal care and use programs, animal behavior, enrichment, training and advancement of US 3Rs strategies.
                                                    • Elin Weber, PhD, MS
                                                      Postdoctoral Research fellow, Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
                                                      Biography
                                                        Elin Weber is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University. She has a MSc in Biology from Gothenburg University and received her PhD in Ethology at the Dept. of Animal Environment and Health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2015. Dr Weber's research focus on welfare of laboratory animals. She has worked with laboratory animals since she did her master in 2005 at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology in Porto, Portugal. Her main research interest is applied ethology, especially how knowledge about the animals' natural behavior can improve well-being of the animals. Previous work has mainly focused on maternal behavior and problems with reproduction in laboratory mice, with emphasis on the effect of housing environment. Her present research on welfare in laboratory mice includes designing housing that meets the behavioral needs of laboratory mice within the restrictions of the laboratory environment. Dr. Weber is regularly involved in educating researchers in ethology and welfare of laboratory animals. Besides ethology and animal welfare, her research also involves animal ethics. Mouse Ethogram: www.mousebehavior.org
                                                      • Sheri Wildt, MS, MBA, CMAR
                                                        Global Manager of Genetic Quality and Breeding, Envigo
                                                        Biography
                                                          Sheri Wildt, MS, MBA is the Global Manager of Genetic Quality and Breeding for Envigo RMS. She attended Purdue University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Science in Molecular Genetics. Sheri also received her MBA with a concentration in Project Management. Prior to coming to Envigo, Sheri worked as a Research Scientist at Endocyte in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she was one of the primary scientists working on a folate-targeted molecular imaging agent used to identify tumors that express folate receptors. She has worked at Envigo RMS as their global breeding and genetics expert for 14 years. Her primary areas of expertise are in animal breeding, population genetics and oncology research.
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                                                        • Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS

                                                          Dr. Szczepan Baran is the Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr. Baran received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Delaware, a Veterinary Medical Doctoral degree from the ...

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                                                        • Klas Abelson, PhD

                                                          Dr. Klas Abelson obtained a degree of Master of Medical Sciences in 2001 and a PhD in Comparative Medicine and Lab Animal Science in 2005, from Uppsala University, Sweden. The area of his research was originally focused on the development of experimental models for studying pain ...

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                                                        • Cynthia Alvarado,DVM, MS, DACLAM

                                                          Dr. Cynthia G. Alvarado is a clinical veterinarian at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary. She completed residency training in the Comparative Medicine Program and earned a MS in ...

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                                                        • Sylvie Cloutier, PhD

                                                          Sylvie Cloutier is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Animal Well-being, Department of VCAPP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman WA. She received her PhD in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal ...

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                                                        • Joanna Cruden, PhD

                                                          Joanna Cruden currently works at GSK in the role of Animal Welfare Office and Named Information Officer. She has worked with laboratory animals for over 25 years, her work experience ranges from mouse breeding, academia and pharmaceutical. The main species has been mice and she ...

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                                                        • Nicole Duffee, DVM, PhD

                                                          Dr. Nicole Duffee is the Director of Education & Scientific Affairs for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She leads the AALAS Learning Library development team for the online learning platform and courses in laboratory animal science. She oversees and ...

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                                                        • Brian Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM

                                                          Brian L. Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM is the Director, Animal Resources Center at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. He also serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). In ...

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                                                        • Jeffrey Everitt, DVM

                                                          Jeff Everitt received his DVM from Cornell University and then completed a residency in comparative pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Illinois. Dr. Everitt served for 17 years on the senior scientific staff of ...

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                                                        • Sandor Fekete, PhD, DSc

                                                          Prof. Sandor Gyorgy Fekete was born 1951 in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, where he attended to basic schools. He studied vet. med. (1969-74) at the Univ. Vet. Sci. Budapest and obtained his DVM degree in 1974 with the distinction "Sub auspiciis rei publici popularis". In 1983 he ...

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                                                        • Mathew Flegal, BS, SRS

                                                          Matt entered the research field over 24 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. Since then, he has worked at contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well as in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Biogen ...

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                                                        • Sheera Gaskin, MLAS, GVT, CPIA

                                                          Sheera Gaskin serves as the IACUC and Compliance Director at Temple University. She is responsible for overseeing the IACUC and IBC offices. She ensures all regulatory requirements for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act ...

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                                                        • Andrea Gay, BS

                                                          Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and ...

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                                                        • Javier Guillen, DVM

                                                          He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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                                                        • Robert Gunnels, DVM, MS, ACVPM, ACLAM

                                                          He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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                                                        • Nancy Halpern, DVM, Esq.

                                                          Dr. Nancy Halpern represents animal owners, animal-related businesses, veterinarians, animal research facilities, and nonprofit associations in support of their interests in the humane use of animals, and to promote animal and public health at Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law ...

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                                                        • Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM

                                                          Dr. Lara Helwig is currently serving as the Director of Animal Care at Brown University. In this capacity she serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Brown University and provides oversight for the AAALAC accredited animal care and use programs at the affiliated teaching ...

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                                                        • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM

                                                          Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN. She obtained her veterinary degree and completed residency training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Illinois at ...

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                                                        • Nikolaos G Kostomitsopoulos, DVM, PhD

                                                          Dr Kostomitsopoulos graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1985 and obtained his PhD on Laboratory Animal Science from the Medical School of the University of Athens (1992-1997). During 1996 he attended a four months training ...

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                                                        • Christian Lawrence, MS

                                                          Christian Lawrence is currently the Manager of the Aquatic Resources Program (ARP) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). ARP administers the zebrafish program at BCH, which is one of the largest and most active of its kind in the world. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a faculty ...

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                                                        • D. Lee, DVM

                                                          I am a licensed laboratory animal veterinarian with over 25 years of experience supporting biomedical research that improves human and animal health. I provide innovative solutions to the challenges in managing the resources and services essential for the conduct of critical ...

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                                                        • Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM

                                                          Letty Medina earned her BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Laboratory Animal Medicine post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory ...

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                                                        • Kuldip Mirakhur, DVM, MVSc, PhD

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                                                        • Ann Murray, LVT, LATG

                                                          Ann graduated from Newbury College in Boston MA with a Veterinary Technology degree in 1984. She worked in clinical veterinary practice for three years and then joined Georgetown University Research Resources Facility in Washington DC from 1987-2000, with increasing ...

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                                                        • Anna Olsson, PhD

                                                          Already as an undergraduate student in Animal Sciences, I realized that there was more to animal science than making cows give more milk. When graduating in 1994, I had settled for ethology and animal welfare as my professional habitat, which I haven't left since. Having ...

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                                                        • Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS

                                                          Dr. Perret-Gentil serves as University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as well as Attending Veterinarian for the South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics. His experience involves a ...

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                                                        • Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW

                                                          Dr. Stacy Pritt is the Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. In this capacity, she oversees regulatory compliance for one of the largest animal research programs in ...

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                                                        • Kathleen Storves, DVM, DACLAM

                                                          Dr. Storves attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia and completed her laboratory animal medicine residency in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine and the University of Michigan. She completed a comparative medicine fellowship in the Jobst Vascular Laboratories ...

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                                                        • Patricia V Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc

                                                          Patricia V. Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc, is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Program Leader of Laboratory Animal Science at the University of Guelph. She also manages the university laboratory animal diagnostic pathology core and provides consultative laboratory ...

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                                                        • Jennifer Wilk, DVM, DACLAM

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