Clinical Pathology

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Kayla Alford

Administrative Professional

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Email: kayla.alford@colostate.edu

Paul Avery

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5423

Email: paul.avery@colostate.edu

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Dr. Avery is Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology. His research involves the use of molecular techniques to enhance the detection and discrimination of feline and canine hematologic malignancies. Recent and ongoing projects include distinguishing reactive from neoplastic lymphocytosis in cats, lineage assessment in canine acute leukemias, improved discrimination of monoclonal proteins in multiple myeloma and the use of gene expression patterns to help subdivide canine lymphoma. Dr. Avery enjoys using clinical, case-based teaching to provide context to foundational knowledge. Providing students with the confidence, tools and guidance to allow them to solve clinical problems is particularly rewarding. Additional areas of interest are the use of digital microscopy in teaching cytology and the development of electronic, self-directed learning cases

Henrietta Bauer-Gately

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: henrietta.bauer-gately@colostate.edu

Andrea Bohn

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5111

Email: andrea.bohn@colostate.edu

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Dr. Bohn's position is heavily weighted in teaching and service, therefore she predominately has interest in collaborations and clinical projects. With an interest in many aspects of veterinary clinical pathology and in working to update and advance the profession's knowledge base and diagnostic capabilities, her most recent project is evaluation of the proteome of dog urine during acute renal failure.

Nicole Dixon

Administrative Professional

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: nicole.dixon@colostate.edu

Debra Herasimtschuk

State Classified Hourly

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Office: 970-297-1290

Email: debra.herasimtschuk@colostate.edu

Christina Jeffries

Post Doctoral - Clinical Pathology Resident

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Email: c.jeffries@colostate.edu

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I am originally from the sunny state of Arizona where I began my veterinary journey as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Soon after graduating and becoming certified I knew I wanted to pursue a higher level of understanding (veterinary school and then clinical pathology). During undergrad I taught in a Veterinary Technology program, which reaffirmed my interest in teaching and sharing my excitement for veterinary medicine. I attended veterinary school at the University of Florida and sought after opportunities to learn within the anatomic and clinical pathology departments. I am so honored to have been welcomed into the CSU residency and PhD program. I look forward to the opportunity to grow and learn. My research interests include cancer biology/immunology and regenerative medicine. In my free time I enjoy nature watching, cooking, crafts, gardening, binge watching television shows, and spending time with my loved ones (furry and not)!

Jen Jensen

State Classified

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Email: jennifer.jensen@colostate.edu

Marika Klosowski

Post Doctoral - Clinical Pathology Resident

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Email: marika.klosowski@colostate.edu

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After growing up in Central New York, my academic interests have taken me on a Westward journey from undergraduate at University of Wisconsin, to veterinary school at University of Minnesota, and finally clinical pathology residency and PhD training here at CSU. I love thinking about the cellular bases of disease, and my research background and primary areas of interest are in cancer biology/immunology, cell signaling, and pharmacology. When not behind the microscope, I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, attempting to rock climb, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Amy MacNeill

Faculty

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Office: 970-297-5112

Email: amy.macneill@colostate.edu

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Dr. Amy MacNeill graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in chemistry in 1994 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1998. Following a year in private practice, she returned to the University of Florida to complete a Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Moyer and a residency in veterinary clinical pathology. She became a board-certified veterinary pathologist in 2004 and was awarded a Ph.D. in virology and immunology in 2005. That same year she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In 2014, she accepted a clinical pathology faculty position at Colorado State University. She coordinates the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology Department Combined Residency Program. Her research interests include isolation and characterization of canine and feline tumor cells and the study of poxviruses as anticancer agents.

Russell Moore

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Office: 970-297-5124

Email: ar.moore@colostate.edu

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Dr A Russell Moore graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in animal science in 2000 and a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2006 from Purdue University. He spent five years in a small animal private practice in western Washington. He completed a residency and master’s degree at University of Illinois in 2014. Following the residency and becoming a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist, Dr Moore began an instructor position at Colorado State University that continued into a faculty position. Dr Moore is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology with interests in the proteomics of lymphoid neoplasia, quality assurance and other clinically relevant projects. Dr Moore’s interests have been largely geared around clinically relevant topics, including laboratory quality assurance and method development. Recent work has been focused in improving clinical the clinical utility of protein electrophoresis and immunofixation techniques to detect, characterize and monitor monoclonal gammopathies and other protein changes associated with lymphoid neoplasia and other diseases. Dr Moore has also been involved in many reference interval, validation and quality assurance projects, cytologic evaluation of hepatic copper and other collaborative works.

Seleta Nothnagel

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Email: seleta.nothnagel@colostate.edu

Christine Olver

Faculty

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Office 2: 970-297-1290

Office: 970-297-5113

Email: christine.olver@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Olver is Professor of Clinical Pathology. Her research interests include: (1) Red blood cell regeneration and reticulocyte maturation: reticulocytes mature into erythrocytes through a series of secretion pathways, including exosomal secretion pathways. Through proteomic and standard biochemical analysis, this work characterizes the molecular mechanism of exosome biogenesis. In the horse, transferrin receptor expression in serum exosomes is upregulated in a model of regenerative anemia. (2) Diagnostic uses of plasma exosomes: Exosomes, subcellular particles secreted by cells into the circulation, provide a snapshot of cellular activity in distant sites, for example in the diagnosis of canine osteosarcoma.

Kelly Santangelo

Faculty

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Office: 970-491-5015

Email: kelly.santangelo@colostate.edu

Faculty Website: https://labs.vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/santangelo/

Biography

The central goal of my research career is to orchestrate an interdisciplinary research program that provides comprehensive and clinically relevant investigations of primary and post-traumatic musculoskeletal conditions in translational animal models. As a board-certified veterinary pathologist with specialized training in applied molecular biology and comparative medicine, I am well equipped to execute and lead these integrated analyses of age and injury-related skeletal tissue degeneration among multiple investigators. Our approach, which focuses on elucidating mechanisms at the molecular/cellular level in combination with advanced imaging and gait analysis, will optimize the information gained from each aim and provide data applicable to human health. Thus, the potential impact of this work, in regards to pinpointing undiscovered pathways underlying the pathogenesis of joint, muscle, bone, and tendon disorders – as well as developing innovative therapeutic protocols – is well poised to lead to continued external funding. We are confident that our designated projects will result in high impact publications and provide the foundation for an innovative and productive program.

Lynne Shanahan

Administrative Professional

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Office: 970-297-0321

Office: 970-297-1290

Email: lynne.shanahan@colostate.edu

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Lynne Shanahan is the supervisor for the Clinical Pathology laboratory. She has been a board-certified medical technologist since 1971, and spent the first 16 years of her career in human medicine working in several large, hospital laboratories and then for a private group of internists. She came to the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1986, and vows to never return to human medicine. The challenges of veterinary medicine in this fun, teaching environment has made for a perfect job.

Tracy Wangler

Administrative Professional

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Office: 970-297-1290

On Call: 970-237-1434

Email: tracy.wangler@colostate.edu