speakers

We strive to bring you speakers who challenge and inspire us, who change the way we think about our work. Visit our site often to see the exciting additions to our list.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David N. Cook, PhD

Executive Vice President of R&D, Chief Scientific Officer

Seres Therapeutics, Inc

 

Keynote Presentation
Advances, Perils and Pitfalls in Studying the Human Microbiome in Animals and In Vitro

featured speakers

Here are just some of the speakers presenting at Short Course this year.

 

Carolyn Allen
BS, CMAR, RLATG

Enrichment & Operant Conditioning Specialist

AbbVie

Kate BAKER
PhD

Behavioral Biologist

Tulane University

Melvin Balk
DVM, MS, DACLAM

Executive Director

ACLAM

Carrie Barton
BA

Zebrafish Facility Manager

Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory

Diana Baumann
BSc (Hons), RLATG, CMAR

Head, Reptile & Aquatics

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

David Brammer
DVM, DACLAM

Executive Director Animal Care Operations

University of Houston

Michael Brunt
MSc, CMAR, RMLAT

Project Manager

University of Guelph

Cindy Buckmaster
PhD, CMAR, RLATG-AALAS Past Pres, TSBR Pres, AMP Chair

Director, Center for Comparative Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Darin Carroll
PhD

Director of the CDC Occupational Health
and Safety Office

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

(CDC, Atlanta)

Liliana Cesar
DVM

Program Manager

Translational Testing & Training Laboratories
(T3 Labs)

Laura Conour
DVM, DACLAM

Director, Lab Animal Resources & University Attending Veterinarian

Princeton University

Leah Curtin
RLATG, CMAR

Associate Director

Sanofi

Philip Damiani
PhD

Consultant

Charles River

Adrienne  Dardenne Meyers
DVM, MS, DACLAM

Cardiovasular Research Foundation

Louis Dawson
BS

Charles River

Marie Debrue
DVM, MSc, DACLAM

Associate Director Technical & Veterinary Services

Pfizer

Rajeev Dhawan
PhD

Director of Bioassay Services

Charles River

Michael Esmail
DVM, DACLAM

Clinical Veterinarian

Tufts University

Joseph Garner
PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Comparative Medicine

Stanford University

Brianna Gaskill
PhD

Assistant Professor, Animal Welfare

Purdue University

Philip Gerwin
DVM, MS

Clinical Veterinarian

Pfizer

Melanie Graham
MPH, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Surgery Program Director

Preclinical Research Center

University of Minnesota

Patrick  Hayden
PhD

Vice President

MatTek Corp

Debra Hickman
DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW

Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center

Indiana University

Jeff Irelan
PhD

Director of Tissue Application

Organovo

Samer Jaber
DVM, DACLAM

Senior Clinical Veterinarian

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Donna Jarrell
DVM

Director, Center for Comparative Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Velu Karicheti
PhD

Manager, Surgical Technical Services

Charles River

Nick King
BSc, MSc

Director of Operations

Fish Vet Group

Krista La Perle
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Director, Comparative Pathology

Ohio State University

Christian Lawrence
MS

Aquatic Resources Program Manager

Boston Children's Hospital

Cynthia Lockworth
DVM

Assistant Professor, Section Chief ad interim

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joanna Makowska
PhD

Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Calgary

Kathy McCoy
PhD

Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Calgary

Mary Ann McCrackin
DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACLAM, CMAR

Veterinary Medical Officer, Ralph H. Johnson
VAMC Research Service

Medical University of South Carolina

Keely McGrew
BS, CVT, LATG

Behavior Management Specialist

Charles River

Marnie Silverstein Metzler
DVM, PhD

Attending Veterinarian

Charles River

Nicole Monts de Oca
DVM, DACLAM

Clinical Staff Veterinarian

Charles River

Guy B. Mulder
DVM, MS, MBA, DACLAM

Exec. Director, Veterinary & Professional Services

Charles River

Christina Parkinson
BS, MBA, LATG

Manager, Health Monitoring/Bacteriology

Charles River

Cynthia Pekow
DVM, DACLAM

Chief, Veterinary Medical Unit

Seattle V.A. Medical Center

Cheryl Perkins
BA

Scientist II

Charles River

Kate Pritchett-Corning
DVM, DACLAM, MCRVS

Senior Clinical Veterinarian,
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Harvard University

Mary Robinson
DVM, DACLAM

Associate Professor & Executive Director,
Center for Lab Animal Medicine and Care

University of Texas Health Science Center

Clive Roper
BSCH, CBIOL, CSCI, MRSB, PhD

Operational Area Manager, In Vitro Sciences

Charles River

Gina Savastano
CMAR, PhD

Principal Scientist

Merck Research Laboratories

William Shek
 DVM, MSC, PhD

Senior Scientific Director

Charles River

Jennifer C. Smith
DVM, DACLAM

Director

Henry Ford Health System

Jessica Spengler
DVM, PhD, MPH

Veterinary Medical Officer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pamela Straeter
MS, RLATG, CPIA, CMAR

Associate Director, RIA

Princeton University

Camellia Symonowicz
CMAR, RLATG, MS

Operations Manager

Pfizer

Cassandra Tansey
DVM

Clinical Veterinarian

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tasha Thomas
EdD, MS, CMAR, RLATG

Operations/Business Development

Charles River

Jeremy Turner
PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

Turner Scientific

Annie Valusca
PhD

Feeding Behavior Scientist

Nestlé-Purina PTC

Susan Vogel
DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Attending Veterinarian

Charles River

Yehia  Wafa
VB.V.Sc, RLAT

Project Manager

Charles River

Julie Watson
MA VetMB, DACLAM

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular &
Comparative Pathobiology

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

William J. White
VMD, MS, DACLAM, Dip. ECLAM

Senior Veterinary Advisor, Veterinary
and Professional Services

Charles River

Michele Wilkinson
DVM

Director of Enrichment and Behavioral Medicine

Charles River

Christina Winnicker
DVM, DACLAM

Associate Director

Columbia University

Marissa Wolfe
DVM, DACLAM

DLAR Clinical Veterinarian

Medical University of South Carolina

JoAnn Yee
BS, MLS

Pathogen Detection Laboratory Core Manager

California National Primate
Research Center & UC - Davis

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