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Scientist Spotlight

Dr. Dorothee Bienzle

Dr. Dorothee Bienzle

"Dr. Bienzle's work is leading to better ways to diagnose and treat inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma as well as blood cell disorders and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), which is almost identical to HIV in humans. "
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Dr. Byram Bridle
Dr. Byram Bridle 

"Bridle's research combines the cancer-fighting abilities of the immune system with oncolytic viruses to kill cancer cells with high specificity leaving normal cells alone."
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Dr. W. A. King

"His lifelong fascination with genetics has translated into significant contributions in animal reproductive biotechnology. While King's long-term research interests revolve around genetics of food producing livestock, his research and that of his graduate students has much broader comparative applications as well."
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Dr. Brandon Lillie

Dr. Brandon Lillie

"Lillie's research is focused on identifying proteins involved in innate disease resistance in pigs, cattle and horses. He's also assessing the role that defects in the genes involved in immune function play in the wide variation in resistance to infectious diseases observed in livestock."
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Dr. Tami Martino
Dr. Tami Martino

"Prof. Tami Martino, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is generating new insights into how critical proteins and hormones are governed by molecular "clocks" in tissues that run on the natural 24-hour circadian cycle."


 

 

Dr. Tony Mutsaers

Dr. Anthony Mutsaers

"There are so many strengths to the clinical oncology we practice with dogs and a growing awareness of the potential for our research to answer questions of broader clinical relevance," Mutsaers says. "It's exciting to be right in the centre of it."
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Dr. Jim Petrik

"Research into ovarian cancer at the Ontario Veterinary College has yielded some promising advances in fighting the advanced stages of this lethal disease."

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe

Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe

"Good nutrition means good health, and good quality of life. The results of this study may eventually lead to new perspectives for cancer prevention and treatment in dogs and perhaps people."




Dr. Alicia Viloria-Petit

Dr. Alicia Viloria-Petit

"OVC research that is connecting the dots between the expression of certain proteins, cancer metastasis and patient survival may one day help scientists develop new drugs that fight cancer by targeting those proteins."