- Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
I am an anatomic veterinary pathologist from Bern, Switzerland with broad experience in macroscopical and histological evaluation of tissues from various animal species. I am specialized in Dermatopathology and I provide diagnostic service in the Dermatopathology Speciality Service as well as diagnostic service to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at TAMU. My research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of non-inflammatory alopecia in dogs. I am investigating the molecular pathways involved in the activation of follicular stem cells and the regulation of the hair cycle. Our research group in Bern could establish a method to investigate the colony forming capacity of canine follicular stem cells and transit amplifying cells. In Utrecht, The Netherlands, I established the culturing of canine skin organoids (derived from interfollicular epidermis and hair follicles). This model system recapitulates in vitro skin stratification more faithfully than currently used 2D lines. These organoid lines provide the basis to explore epidermal function, to investigate culture conditions necessary for the development of organoids with a HF signature and to address cutaneous disorders in dogs and potentially human patients.
- Azevedo, C. N., Sterman, A. A., Stranahan, L. W., Taylor, B. M., Wiener, D. J., Davidson, J. R., & Russell, K. E. (2020). Pathologic and flow cytometric features of a case of canine ventral cervical lymphangiosarcoma. JOURNAL OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION. 32(3), 476-480.
- Bannoehr, J., Balmer, P., Stoffel, M. H., Jagannathan, V., Gaschen, V., Kühni, K., ... Roosje, P. J. (2020). Abnormal keratinocyte differentiation in the nasal planum of Labrador Retrievers with hereditary nasal parakeratosis (HNPK). PLoS ONE. 15(3), e0225901-e0225901.
- Batool, M., Hillhouse, A. E., Ionov, Y., Kochan, K. J., Mohebbi, F., Stoica, G., ... Rogovskyy, A. S. (2019). New Zealand White Rabbits Effectively Clear Borrelia burgdorferi B31 despite the Bacterium's Functional vlsE Antigenic Variation System.. INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. 87(7),
- Vail, K. J., Stranahan, L. W., Richardson, L. M., Yanchik, A. E., Arnold, C. E., Porter, B. F., & Wiener, D. J. (2019). Granulomatous Rhinitis in a Horse due to Mycobacterium intracellulare Infection. J Comp Pathol. 169, 30-34.
- Brunner, M., Rüfenacht, S., Bauer, A., Erpel, S., Buchs, N., Braga-Lagache, S., ... Welle, M. M. (2019). Bald thigh syndrome in sighthounds—Revisiting the cause of a well-known disease. PLoS ONE. 14(2), e0212645-e0212645.
- VMTH Clinical Service Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 2019
- Dechra Prize Award conferred by European Society of Veterinary Dermatology - (Maastricht, Netherlands) - Best Laboratory Research (Junior Investigator) 2014