2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program


Brina Lopez

Brina LopezColorado State University

Background:

I was born and raised in Colorado where I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2005. After graduation, I took a couple of years off to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician and work in the field of small animal emergency and medicine. I enrolled in the Veterinary Medical Program at CSU in 2008 and was introduced to research as a participant in the Merck Merial Summer Research Program during in the summer of 2009. My research examined the osteoblastic induction potential of genetically modified stem cells and its clinical applications to facilitate bone growth.

 

Interests:

In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, in particular stadium jumping. I also enjoy running, bicycling, and spending time with my friends and family.

Career Goals:

My career aspirations include completion of an internship in large animal medicine and surgery, followed by a combined PhD/Residency program in Equine Surgery. I would like to pursue a career in academic veterinary medicine. My research interests include equine orthopedics and sports medicine. I aspire to contribute to these fields through increasing our understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases in these areas and devising therapeutic applications to speed recovery and improve healing for common ailments affecting the performance horse.