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On Friday, September 21, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine invested Indrani C. Bagchi, professor of comparative biosciences, as the next holder of the Field Chair in Reproductive Biology.The work of Dr. Indrani Bagchi significantly informs and advances the field of reproductive biology, both by elucidating the hormonal mechanisms regulating female fertility and by putting basic insights to practical use in novel contraceptives. Spanning basic and applied investigations, her laboratory exemplifies the University's mission to excel in translational biomedical research.
Dr. Melissa Clark , Department of Comparative Biosciences, passed the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Board Certifying Exam and will continue on to complete her Ph.D. in Pharmacology after three years in the Clinical Pharmacology Residency Program.
Katrine Metry and Zaidimar Vargas, students in the Lavergne laboratory, win research awards.
Joe Cacioppo, DVM/PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. CheMyong (Jay) Ko, presented a poster at the 2012 Illinois Symposium on Reproductive Sciences. Out of 85 poster presentations, Joe's presentation was selected as one of the top five.
Wei Wang, postdoctoral associate in Jodi Flaws lab has just published a new study in the Biology of Reproduction.
Helen Sable (U of Memphis) and Rupesh Gupta (Proctor and Gamble), previously postdocs in the department, returned to speak at the Open House.
Comparative Biosciences adjunct faculty member Dr. Safdar Khan was senior author on a retrospective study examining adverse reactions from natural flea products.
On December 13, the department celebrated with its traditional holiday party!
Comparative Biosciences faculty member Suzanne Berry-Miller published research in Stem Cells Translational Medicine detailing the use of stem cells to prevent the onset of dilated cardiomyopathy, a terminal condition in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, in animal models for the disease.
Maggie Blattner completed her PhD in the Neuroscience Program under Comparative Biosciences faculty member Dr. Megan Mahoney. Maggie is now enrolled as 2nd year medical student as part of the Medical Scholars Program at the College of Medicine.
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