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Department Personnel

  • Nancy R. Cox
    Professor, Pathobiology
    Interim Director
    Research focuses on  pathologic changes in diseases of the central nervous system of cats and dogs to identify, characterize and develop therapies for these diseases.  Participant in interdisciplinary research to identify and characterize genetic abnormalities of cats that result in neurologic diseases such as the gangliosidoses.  Participant in research to develop new injectable and oral contraceptives to control overpopulations of dogs, cats, and other species.
  • Douglas Martin
    Associate Research Professor
    Research focuses on therapeutic strategies for the neuropathic lysosomal storage diseases known as GM1 and GM2 gangliosidosis in well-characterized feline models. [Media]
  • Tatiana Samoylova
    Associate Research Professor
    Research focuses on development of contraceptive vaccines for feral and wild animals using phage display technology.
  • Bruce F. Smith
    Professor, Pathobiology
    Research interests are focused on gene therapy of inherited muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, gene therapy of cancer and nucleic acid immunization.

Clinical Veterinary Fellow


Post Doctoral Fellows


Emeritus Faculty

  • Steven F. Swaim
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Clinical Sciences
    Research directed toward development and evaluation of new reconstructive surgical procedures to correct problem wounds encountered by veterinary practitioners and research on the prevention and treatment of problem wounds in both humans and animals.
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