Baker Institute for Animal Health



Spring 2021 Baker Institute Virtual Seminar Series: 

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM unless specified otherwise.

Date Presenter Host Track

Gerlinde Van de Walle, DVM, PhD, 
Associate Professor in
Viral Pathogenesis and Stem Cell Biology, 
Baker Institute for Animal Health

Title: “A barry scots story aboot th’
secrets o’ pluripotent stem cells”
(Highlights of Dr. Van de Walle’s Sabbatical in Scotland)


Thaw Lecture Series
2/9/21 The Verge

Laura Goodman, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Cornell University, Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Title: “Pathogen discovery in a one health context”

View the recorded seminar HERE

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle Thaw Lecture Series

Anne Avery, DVM, PhD, Director, Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory and Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. Colorado State University

Title: "“Good dogs, bad lymphocytes”

View the recorded seminar HERE

Dr. Douglas Antczak Thaw Lecture Series
3/9/21 The Verge

William Beltran, DVM, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Title: “Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Diseases: 20 years of success, and ongoing challenges”

Dr. Douglas Antczak Thaw Lecture Series

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky

Title: “Developing a biomimetic platform for equine medicine”

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle Thaw Lecture Series

Sarah Lepage, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph 

Title: “Cartilage tissue engineering for horses: A journey from cell source to osteochondral grafts”

View the recorded seminar HERE

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle Next Generation Veterinary Scientists

Katrin Hartmann, PhD, Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munich, Germany

Title: “SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats and dogs-what do we know so far”

Dr. Bruce Kornreich In partnership with Cornell Feline Health Center
4/13/21 The Verge

Steve Suter, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVIM, Professor of Medical Oncology, Medical Director: Canine Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, North Carolina State University 

Title: "Canine Bone Marrow Transplantation: One Health in Action!"

View the recorded seminar HERE

Dr. Alexander Travis Thaw Lecture Series

Floryne Buishand, DVM, PhD, Lecturer, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery; The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute

“Improving the diagnosis, treatment and prognostication of canine and human endocrine cancers”
View the recorded seminar HERE

Dr. John Parker Next Generation Veterinary Scientists
5/11/21 The Verge

Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Director, DVD-PhD Program, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Title: "Immune-endocrine interactions in equine infection -- new approaches in neonates and beyond."

Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 964 7259 8397
Passcode: 113965

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle Next Generation Veterinary Scientists

Sigríður Jónsdóttir, PhD, Immunologist at Department of Virology and Molecular Biology, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland 

Title:Development of preventive vaccine against insect bite hypersensitivity in horses”

Join via Zoom
Meeting ID: 922 5845 9512
Passcode: 632736

Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle Next Generation Veterinary Scientists

Listen to previous Seminar Series recordings below: 

SpeakerCharles Danko, Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences. Faculty at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "Transcription as a lens for interpreting genome sequence" 
View Presentation Here

Speaker:Rainer Storb, MD, Professor, Head of Transplantation Biology Program Clinical Research Division, Milton B. Rubin Family Endowed Chair, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, “History and Future of Allogeneic Transplantation Driven by Intensive Bench-to-Bedside Research”, & Dr. Ed Sullivan, Bellingham Washington Veterinary Clinic, Washington. Baker Institute 70th Anniversary Seminar, “Bone Marrow Transplantation & Tumor Immunotherapy in humans and dogs” 
View the recorded seminar HERE

SpeakerRaina Plowright, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Montana State University
Title: "Pathogen spillover: lessons learned from emerging bat viruses." 
View the recorded seminar here: 
Part I
Part II

Speaker: Susan Hafenstein, PhD, Director of the Center for Structural Biology; Huck Chair of Structural Virology; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State College of Medicine
Title: "High resolution cryo EM analysis of human papilloma virus describes capsid flexibility and reveals minor structural protein” 
View the recorded seminar HERE

Speaker: Sarah Caddy, VetMB, PhD, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease, Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College
Title: “Unraveling mysterious interactions between viruses and antibodies: Molecular mechanisms and importance in vaccination”
View the recorded seminar HERE

SpeakerLeslie Lyons, PhD, Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine, Dept. of Vet. Med & Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia
Title“Precision Medicine and Genomic Resources for Domestic Cats”
View the recorded seminar here