Translational Medicine Concentration
Faculty Mentor: Robert Weiss
Amanda grew up in the small town of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. When she was sixteen, she got a job as a kennel assistant at Apple Creek Veterinary Hospital, not knowing she would later fall in love with veterinary medicine. During her undergraduate education at Gettysburg College, Amanda did research in the lab of Dr. Josef Brandauer, investigating how the disruption of circadian rhythms can lead to various metabolic pathologies. She also spent a summer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the lab of Dr. Rani George, where she tested the therapeutic effects of a new class of drugs in neuroblastoma cells. Amanda believes that the perspective of veterinary medicine will give her unique and important tools for her future research career. In her free time, Amanda loves to cook and try new foods and spend time outdoors.
B.S. in Biology, Gettysburg College, 2017
Amanda is interested in comparative oncology—using naturally occurring cancers in pets to learn more about cancer in general. Specifically, she is intrigued by the idea of manipulating the immune system to respond to cancer. She is so excited to use the many resources of the vet school and Cornell University Hospital for Animals in conjunction with her research!
Loehr AR, Dyer NA, Brandauer J. 2016. Tissue-specific and concurrent circadian rhythm of SIRT3 and nicotinamide phosphoribosyl tranferase expression in liver and skeletal muscle. FASEB J. 30: 1243.4
Loehr A, Gao Y, Tan L, Gray N, George R. 2016. Therapeutic Potential of Degronimide-Conjuagted Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Inhibitors in Neuroblastoma Cells. Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Stamford, CT.
Loehr A, Dyer N, Brandauer J. 2016. Tissue-specific and concurrent circadian rhythm of SIRT3 and nicotinamide phosphoribosyl tranferase expression in liver and skeletal muscle. Experimental Biology. San Deigo, CA.