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MAY 14, 2020

Laboratory Animal Sciences 2020

LabRoots is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Laboratory Animal Science Virtual Conference which will take place on May 14, 2020. This is a premier online-only conference that will bring together scientists from basic sciences to bioinformatics, clinicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances and challenges within preclinical phases of drug development.

The ability to reproduce animal experiments is a broadly recognized challenge for in vivo research with profound implications for scientific progress and ethical animal use. The cause of reproducibility failure is multifactorial and might be attributed to any number of possible explanations. This year, in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of relevant concepts and encourage the use of available resources to improve reproducibility in your in vivo research, the North American 3Rs Collaborative (NA3RsC), the UK’s National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) have come together with LabRoots to bring you the Laboratory Animal Sciences virtual conference. This year’s theme: How reliable are your animal experiments? Increasing the probability of success and reproducibility.

Learn more at this event about:

The impact of lack of reproducibility on scientific progress and animal use, the cause of reproducibility failure, and strategies you can implement today to improve your experiments tomorrow, including:

  • The importance of robust experimental design
    • Making every subject count
    • Blinding and randomization
    • Introducing heterogeneity
    • Consideration of sex bias in preclinical research
    • Building in statistical power
  • Reporting and guidelines to improve transparency
  • Emerging technology and modeling
    • Optimizing reproducibility through the adoption of translational digital biomarkers
    • Effective therapies and improved reproducibility in the drug safety space through mathematical modeling

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Like the 2019 conference, this event will be produced on our robust platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots' most popular T-shirts.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2020 Laboratory Animal Sciences Virtual Event. You can submit your abstract here, and submission is free.

RACE Continuing Educational Credits
The 2020 conference has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to offer RACE CE credits, and will also meet AALAS and CALAS continuing education criteria.


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POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer-reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

If you are interested in sponsoring a Poster for this virtual event and generate leads, the cost is $250 and you can submit the poster at advertise@labroots.com.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

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Agenda
  • MAY 14, 2020 11:00 AM PDT
    Transparent, reliable and reproducible animal research: the ARRIVE guidelines 2.0
    Nathalie Percie du Sert, PhD
    Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, NC3Rs
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • MAY 14, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    PANEL: Experimental design and the reproducibility crisis: pitfalls, power, and practical best practice
    Joseph Garner, PhD
    Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and, By Cou...
    Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences,...
  • MAY 14, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Sex bias in preclinical research, why it exists and how to drive change
    Natasha Karp, PhD
    Principal Data Scientist, AstraZeneca
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • MAY 14, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Embracing biological variation to improve reproducibility and reduce animal use
    Hanno Würbel
    Division of Animal Welfare
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • Animal Models for Tuberculosis Research
    Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • Automatic Detection and Classification of Behaviour in Laboratory Animals
    Patrick Sweeney, PhD
    Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Naason Science, Inc.
  • Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
    Elizabeth Moore, DVM
    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Compassion Fatigue: Education and Engagement in Animal Research
    Marian Esvelt, DVM
    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
  • Data Collection as Environmental Enrichment: Automated Behavioral Measurement in Voluntary Home Cage Operant Tasks
    Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
  • Evaluation of Analgesia Efficacy in Postoperative Mice Using Novel Cage-Side Measures
    Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
  • The Digitalization of the Vivarium: Past and Present Initiatives that Optimize Animal Care and Welfare
    John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
  • Tissue Chips: Building Confidence Through Independent Experimental Testing
    Ivan Rusyn, PhD
    Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • Automatic Detection and Classification of Behaviour in Laboratory Animals
    Patrick Sweeney, PhD
    Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Naason Science, Inc.
  • Data Collection as Environmental Enrichment: Automated Behavioral Measurement in Voluntary Home Cage Operant Tasks
    Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
  • The Digitalization of the Vivarium: Past and Present Initiatives that Optimize Animal Care and Welfare
    John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
    Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
  • Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
    Elizabeth Moore, DVM
    Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Compassion Fatigue: Education and Engagement in Animal Research
    Marian Esvelt, DVM
    Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
  • Evaluation of Analgesia Efficacy in Postoperative Mice Using Novel Cage-Side Measures
    Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Animal Models for Tuberculosis Research
    Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • Tissue Chips: Building Confidence Through Independent Experimental Testing
    Ivan Rusyn, PhD
    Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • MAY 14, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Embracing biological variation to improve reproducibility and reduce animal use
    Hanno Würbel
    Division of Animal Welfare
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • MAY 14, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Sex bias in preclinical research, why it exists and how to drive change
    Natasha Karp, PhD
    Principal Data Scientist, AstraZeneca
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • MAY 14, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    PANEL: Experimental design and the reproducibility crisis: pitfalls, power, and practical best practice
    Joseph Garner, PhD
    Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and, By Cou...
    Brianna Gaskill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences,...
  • MAY 14, 2020 11:00 AM PDT
    Transparent, reliable and reproducible animal research: the ARRIVE guidelines 2.0
    Nathalie Percie du Sert, PhD
    Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, NC3Rs
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
Speakers

  • Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
    Biography
      Dr. Jamie Ahloy Dallaire received his B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University (2004-2007), in Montréal, Québec, then went on to study fundamental and applied ethology with Dr. Georgia Mason at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. There, his M.Sc. work (2008-2011) pertained to abnormal repetitive behaviors, environmental enrichment, and animal welfare in American mink and in Asiatic black bears. In his doctoral research (2011-2015), Dr. Ahloy Dallaire studied the developmental effects and evolutionary functions of play in mink and in lambs. Since 2015, he has been working on automated behavioral assessment of pain in laboratory mice, with Dr. Joseph Garner in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Since 2017, he has additionally been working on barbering and ulcerative dermatitis in laboratory mice as models of trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder, and planning a first-in-human clinical trial of a therapeutic candidate in collaboration with UCLA clinician researchers. He also frequently collaborates with animal researchers and clinical scientists on aspects of experimental design and statistical analysis, to help them conduct powerful and informative experiments. In terms of fundamental ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's research interests include animal play as well as using behavior to assess emotions, motivation, and welfare in animals. In terms of applied ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's current work aims to decrease the negative impacts of biomedical research on laboratory animal welfare, and to deliver better outcomes for human patients through improved research. He believes that good welfare makes for good science, and that these two goals can be achieved in conjunction through a focus on the 3Rs (hhttp://nc3rs.org.uk/the-3rs).
    • Yong Cheng, PhD
      Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
      Biography
        Yong Cheng, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor in microbiology and immunology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Yong Cheng received a B.S. degree in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. degree in microbiology from Huazhong Agricultural University, China. He completed a postdoctoral training in microbiology and immunology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, followed by a fellowship in the same field at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. His research interests include understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the host-pathogen interactions during an M. tuberculosis infection, and the development of novel anti-TB vaccines and drugs.
      • Marian Esvelt, DVM
        Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
      • Joseph Garner, PhD
        Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and, By Courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center
        Biography
          Joseph Garner, D.Phil., Associate Professor, received his doctoral degree from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, Great Britain, where he studied the developmental neuroethology of stereotypies in captive animals (1995-1999). His postdoctoral research in animal behavior and well-being was undertaken at UC Davis (1999-2004). He served as an Assistant (2004-2010) and an Associate (2010-2011) Professor of animal behavior and well-being in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, where he also held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (2009-2011). Dr. Garner joined the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford in 2011. Here he runs Stanford's Technique Refinement and Innovation Lab, which provides a wide range of support services to assist researchers on campus maximize the efficiency of their work and the well-being of the animals involved. Dr. Garner's research interests include the development of refined methods in behavioral research; abnormal behaviors in animals (including barbering and ulcerative dermatitis) and their relationships with abnormal behaviors in humans; mouse well-being and enrichment; and the scientific impact of well-being problems in lab animals. The goal of this work is to understand why most drugs (and other basic science findings) fail to translate into human outcomes, and how changes in animal research can help resolve this problem. Recognition of Dr. Garner's work includes awards from the National Center for the 3Rs (UK), the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association, and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Dr. Garner serves, or has served, as a council member for the International Society for Applied Ethology, an Editor for Applied Animal Behavior Science, a Special Topics section editor for the Journal of Animal Science, on the AAALAC Board of Trustees, on the SCAW Board of Trustees, on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center, the Tourette Association of America, and the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.
        • Brianna Gaskill, PhD
          Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, College of Agriculture
          Biography
            Brianna received her BS from Kansas State University in 2004 and PhD in Animal Behavior and Well-being from Purdue University in 2011. After graduation, she spent 2.5 years as a postdoctoral research scientist at Charles River. She returned to Purdue University in 2014 and was recently awarded tenure. Her research focuses on developing new animal welfare assessment methodologies, rodent well-being, and elucidating the scientific impact of welfare problems in animal based research. Her previous research has covered behavioral and physiological thermoregulation of mice in laboratories and its impact on mouse well-being. Additionally she has been involved in developing new and improved types of cognitive testing for mice that are used in psychiatric and neuroscience research. Brianna has published in the behavior and well-being, laboratory animal, and experimental psychology literatures and has given presentations on her work nationally and internationally. Her research contributions have been acknowledged by receiving the highly commended paper prize from the NC3R's in 2015, the prize for exceptional service in laboratory animal science from the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association, and the New Investigator Award from the International Society for Applied Ethology in 2013. Recently she was honored to consult with NASA about mouse welfare on the international space station.
          • John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
            Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
            Biography
              John has been part of the Laboratory Animal Community since the early 1970's. Past experiences at academic Institutions, transgenic cores, imaging and phenotyping cores, large pharma, CROs and even being a vendor have provided an extensive amount of exposure to different operating, management and administrative systems for this community. Different roles at these facilities as Associate Professor, Clinician, Manager, Associate Director, Director, Senior Director, Administrator and Owner have given him much greater appreciation of the vast impacts and responsibilities of our community. The hands-on experience and involvement with animal model development, animal health maintenance, surgical model development and maintenance of geriatric animals in both GLP and non GLP (primarily academic) environments has led him to an acute awareness of how dynamic these areas are and how they are consistently evolving. The current challenge of study reproducibility while maintaining high translation science is an area of great interest. Being a Lab Animal Veterinarian (first and foremost) his major focus has been and continues to be looking at how animal research is conducted and to strive to continuously improve and understand the outcomes to the animals, the staff and the research. He has looked extensively at microenvironments and their impacts on the animals as this is a true passion of his.
            • Natasha Karp, PhD
              Principal Data Scientist, AstraZeneca
              Biography
                Dr Natasha Karp is a Principal Data Scientist who leads a team of statisticians with a preclinical focus within AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK. Dr Karp has over fifteen years' experience spanning biosensors, proteomics, drug-discovery and genotype-phenotype mapping and has worked in both commercial and academia settings, including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge. Dr Karp has published widely; with 26 first or senior author and 44 co-author international peer reviewed journal articles. Dr Karp is driven to finding practical solutions to the challenges of in-vivo research with a particular interest in improving replicability, reproducibility and generalizability of the studies. Recently, Dr Karp has focused on the potential of change management theories to help the scientific community make the changes needed to improve the quality of our science.
              • Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
                Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
                Biography
                  Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, where she provides clinical veterinary support, protocol review, mentorship, and lecture support to residents. Dr. Lofgren also serves as the Associate Attending Veterinarian of Practice Standards and Enrichment and as the Faculty Advisor for the Enrichment and Social Housing Committee, where she helps animal use protocols meet or exceed laboratory animal science standards and regulations to achieve scientifically sound animal welfare excellence. In partnership with fellow U-M faculty veterinarian Dr. Jean Nemzek, Dr. Lofgren founded the Refinement & Enrichment Advancements Laboratory (REAL) at the U-M in 2015. As one of the country's only laboratories dedicated to optimizing biomedical research efforts through improved animal well-being, REAL seeks to understand the relationship between the animal's lived experience and scientific results. As part of this work, Dr. Lofgren has received three grants, including both the American College Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM Foundation) and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS), to support nociceptive and behavioral research to identify pain behaviors and effective alleviation of pain in rodent species. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Lofgren completed a visiting research fellowship at Newcastle University, where she learned how to conduct scientifically rigorous studies that isolate and evaluate pain behavior in rodents. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2011 after completing post-doctoral training in Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, Dr. Lofgren engaged in infectious disease and cancer research, as well as refining husbandry and veterinary care to improve animal welfare. Dr. Lofgren completed a dual degree Masters in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.
                • Elizabeth Moore, DVM
                  Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
                  Biography
                    Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky in 2008. She then completed a DVM at Cornell University in 2012 and is currently a veterinary resident in laboratory animal medicine with the Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education. She is concurrently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences.
                  • Nathalie Percie du Sert, PhD
                    Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, NC3Rs
                    Biography
                      Nathalie Percie du Sert is Head of Experimental Design and Reporting at the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), which she joined in 2010. Her programme of work includes the development of the Experimental Design Assistant, an online tool to guide researchers through the design of in vivo experiments and dissemination of the ARRIVE guidelines to improve the design and reporting of animal research. She holds a PhD from St George's University of London and worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the field of nausea and emesis at the University of California, San Francisco and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she developed expertise in in vivo research and systematic reviews and meta-analysis of animal models.
                    • Ivan Rusyn, PhD
                      Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University
                      Biography
                        Ivan Rusyn is Professor in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, he was Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also served as an associate director of the Curriculum in Toxicology and deputy director of the Superfund Research Program. His laboratory has an active research portfolio with a focus on the mechanisms of chemical toxicity, the genetic determinants of susceptibility to toxicant-induced disease, and computational toxicology. He has served on many US national scientific committees and is currently a member of the National Research Council Committee on Toxicology. In addition, he is serving on the Board of the Scientific Councilors of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Science Advisory Board for the NC Department of Environmental Quality. Dr. Rusyn served on seven World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer monograph working groups (as an overall chair, or a chair of "Mechanistic and Other Relevant Evidence" sub-group) and an expert for WHO-JMPR. His other service commitments include membership on the Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute in the United States. Dr. Rusyn received a doctor of medicine degree from Ukrainian State Medical University in Kiev and a Ph.D. in toxicology from UNC-Chapel Hill. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, where he was a DAAD fellow. Dr. Rusyn's laboratory has been funded by the grants and cooperative research agreements from the National Institutes of Health and US Environmental Protection Agency, and contracts with the American Chemistry Council and the European Petroleum Refiners Association (Concawe division).
                      • Patrick Sweeney, PhD
                        Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Naason Science, Inc.
                        Biography
                          Patrick is co-counder and COO of Naason Science Inc. He has served as CEO, Managing Director of Neurology and Director of Business Development at Charles River Finland. Prior to that he founded a CNS focussed CRO which got acquired by Charles River. He has unparalleled experience in the discovery and development of new drugs, with a particular focus on the CNS.
                        • Hanno Würbel
                          Division of Animal Welfare
                          Biography
                            Hanno Würbel studied Biology at the University of Bern in Switzerland and obtained his PhD in Animal Sciences at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. Supported by a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship he moved to the University of Bristol (UK), before returning to the ETH Zürich. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethology at the University of Giessen in Germany, and since 2011, he is Professor of Animal Welfare at his Alma Mater, the University of Bern. Besides, he serves as the president of the Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and as the 3Rs coordinator of the University of Bern. His main line of research focuses on phenotypic plasticity and its implications for animal welfare, scientific validity and reproducibility of animal research. For his 3R research on Refinement and Reduction he received numerous awards, including the Animal Welfare Research Award 2009 by the Felix Wankel Foundation, the Creativity Award 2015 by the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), the Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award 2017 and the 3R award for Reduction 2019 by the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV).
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                          • Szczepan Baran

                            Szczepan Baran is a comparative medicine veterinarian & scientists turned technology geek who currently heads Global Emerging Technologies (GET) within Comparative Medicine at Novartis. In this position, he leads integrated enterprise strategy for portfolio driven growth in ...

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                          • Natalie Bratcher

                            Natalie serves as 3Rs Scientific Liaison and Animal Welfare Specialist within AbbVie's Office of Global Animal Welfare. She earned a Master's degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from Illinois State University with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis. She's been with ...

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                          • Megan LaFollette

                            Megan LaFollette is currently a 3Rs Fellow with The North American 3Rs Collaborative. She has her PhD in Animal Behavior & Well-Being from Purdue University, where she also received a Master of Science in Animal Welfare. Her primary interests lie at the intersection of ...

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                          • Tom Leach

                            Tom Leach is an experienced biomedical research advocate, lobbyist, and non-profit association manager. Tom serves as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research and the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research. Tom has more than 20 years ...

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                          • Nathalie Percie du Sert

                            Nathalie Percie du Sert is Head of Experimental Design and Reporting at the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), which she joined in 2010. Her programme of work includes the development of the Experimental Design Assistant ...

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                          • Laura Schaevitz

                            Laura Schaevitz, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience working with animal models of disease. Laura is passionate about leveraging advanced sensor technology and machine learning capabilities to improve reproducibility and translatability of animal models. Drawing upon her ...

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                          • Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM

                            Mary Ann Vasbinder, DVM, DACLAM, is the Global Head of Laboratory Animal Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline in Upper Providence, PA, in the In Vivo Biological Platform Technologies group. She oversees the global veterinary program for the US and UK sites. In this role she has led ...

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