Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell-Ithaca
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I am a veterinary clinical pathologist and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. I received my veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1987 and 1993, respectively. I obtained specialist status in veterinary clinical pathology through board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1995 and have over 15 years of experience in diagnostic clinical pathology. My research interests encompass mechanisms of thrombosis in animals and cancer metastasis in humans and animals. The focus of my cancer studies and my role in the Physical Sciences Oncology Center is to understand how circulating cancer cells interact with vascular endothelium to establish secondary tumors. To facilitate these studies, I have developed a microfluidic model of the microvascular endothelium in collaboration with Dr. Michael Shuler of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This unique microfluidic model will be used to examine the role of specific organ-derived microvascular endothelium, selectin- and integrin-ligand adhesive bonds, vessel geometry, shear stress, chemokines and microtubule-disrupting agents on tumor cell-endothelial interactions.