2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program


Catherine Diggins

 

Diggins

Background:

I graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Tufts University. I then worked as a senior research support specialist at the Center for Functional Genomics (CFG) at SUNY Albany for several years before deciding to pursue a career change into veterinary medicine. During my time working in CFG's Transgenics department, my responsibilities included lending support for research involving pronuclear injection, tissue culture, and laser capture microdissection.

Interests:

At this point my interests lie within small animal medicine (general practice, oncology, and surgery) and lab animal medicine (specifially geared towards cancer research). At Cornell, I currently serve as one of our SCAVMA Social Chairs, and I am active in both the Vet Players (our vet student theatrical group) and the Pet Loss Support Hotline volunteer group.