Baker Institute for Animal Health



Spring 2022 Seminar Series

Baker Seminars that are open to the general public are listed below. 
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Date Presenter Format

October, 18, 2022

Sponsored by the
Cornell Feline Health

Gisela Soboll Hussey, DVM, MS, PhD, Dept. of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

Title:  ’Felid Herpesvirus-1:Problems, Prevention and possible Solutions’


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April 19, 2022

Diego Diel, DVM, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Title:  “The human-animal interface of SARS-CoV-2: a zoonotic virus with a broad host range”.


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Fall 2021 Seminar Series recordings below: 

Speaker:  Karin Hoelzer, DVM, PhD, Senior Director, Public Health, Maximus Federal, VA
Title: Of Microbes and Men - Public Health in Practice
View the recorded seminar HERE

SpeakerGilad Barshad, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Danko Lab
Title: “The loop of fortune: on the relationship between chromatin loops and transcriptional regulation”
View the recorded seminar HERE

SpeakerKyeong-Ok Chang, DVM, MS, PhD, Professor, Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
Title: “Coronavirus 3C-like protease as a therapeutic target“
View the recorded seminar HERE

Spring 2021 Seminar Series recordings below: 

SpeakerLaura Goodman, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Cornell University, Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
Title: “Pathogen discovery in a one health context”
View the recorded seminar HERE

SpeakerAnne 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

SpeakerSarah 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

Speaker: 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!"
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Speaker: Floryne Buishand, DVM, PhD, Lecturer, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery; The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Title: “Improving the diagnosis, treatment and prognostication of canine and human endocrine cancers”
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SpeakerKelsey 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."
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Fall 2020 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" 
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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” 
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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” 
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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”
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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”
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