Baker Institute for Animal Health



All seminars are held Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Thaw Lecture Theatre unless otherwise specified. Lunch is provided for those attending the seminar, with advanced sign-up by Monday, 11:00 AM prior to the Tuesday seminar. Email to sign up for lunch. Note: You do not need to sign up to attend the seminar, only to order lunch.

2020 Baker Institute Events

Dr. Coonrod on one knee with his one hand over his canine
Date: January 21, 2020
Speaker: Scott Coonrod, PhD, Judy Wilpon Professor of Cancer Biology Director, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "State of the Institute"

2019 Baker Institute Events

Dr. Travis holding his beagle puppy
Date: September 3, 2019
Speaker: Alexander J. Travis, VMD, PhD, Professor of Reproductive Biology, Associate Dean for International Programs and Public Health, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "Diagnosing Male Fertility: From Basic to Translational Science"
Dr. Cheetham headshot
Date: September 17, 2019
Speaker: Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, PhD, DACVS, Associate Professor, Section of Large Animal Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Title: "Opportunities for Immunomodulation in Peripheral Nerve Injury"
Dr. Brown with her spotted black and white dog
Date: September 24, 2019
Speaker: Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, AKC Canine Health Foundation
Title: TBA
Location: LH 4, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Jennifer Nagashima

Date: October 1, 2019
SpeakerJennifer Nagashima, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Title: "Ice, Ice, Baby": Cryopreservation (+other assisted reproductive technologies) for endangered carnivore conservation

Ian Voorhees

Date: October 15, 2019
Speaker: Ian Voorhees, Graduate Student, Parrish Lab
Title: "Sick as a dog! The evolutionary dynamics of two emerging viruses in canines"

Speaker: Charlotte Marx, Postdoctoral Associate, Van de Walle Lab, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Titles: “Antimicrobial properties of equine mesenchymal stromal cells”

Shao Pei Chou
Date: October 22, 2019
Speaker: Adriana Alexander, Graduate Student, Danko Lab, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: “Clearance of Actively Engaged Pol II Controls Meiotic Transcriptional Repression” 

Speaker: Shao-Pei Chou, Graduate Student, Danko Lab, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: How do DNA sequence differences affect transcription?
Dr Diego Diel
Date: October 29, 2019
Speaker: Diego Diel, DVM, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Title: “Vaccine delivery platforms: from empirical development to rational design”
Dr. Scott Coonrod
Date: November 12, 2019
Speaker: Brooke Marks, Graduate Student, Coonrod Lab
Title: “Use of a CRISPR dCas9 Screen to Identify Novel Endocrine Resistance Pathways in Era+ Brease Cancer"

Speaker: Chinatsu Mukai, Research Associate, Coonrod Lab
Title: "Chasing the Elusive PADI2/PADI4 Double Knock-Out Phenotype”
Dr. Daley-Bauer
Date: November 19, 2019
Speaker: Lisa Daley-Bauer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Emory University School of Medicine
Title: “Harnessing Virus-Induce Cell Dath Properties to Boost Vaccine Immumogenicity”
Date: December 3, 2019
Speaker: TBD
Title: TBD
Dr. Cohen and his beagle puppy, Kiwi
Date: December 17, 2019
Speaker: Roy Cohen, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Travis Lab, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: TBA

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