Tatiana Samoylova Receives Coveted Michelson Grant from Found Animals FoundationTatiana Samoylova, an associate research professor at the Scott-Ritchey Research Center at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a two-year, $412,106 Michelson Grant from the Found Animals Foundation.
The grant will fund Samoylova to continue her research to develop immunocontraceptive vaccines with a long lasting effect for use in both male and female cats and dogs.
“To control the overpopulation of unowned animals, my laboratory, in collaboration with Drs. Nancy Cox, Valery Petrenko, Bettina Schemera, Frank Bartol, and Mark Carpenter, is developing immunocontraceptive vaccines that are based on phage-GnRH constructs via phage display technology,” said Samoylova. “Such vaccines are designed to be used primarily by animal shelters as cost-effective alternatives to surgical neutering.”
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