Contact Information

Phone: 517-353-5064

Fax: 517-432-2766



  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Chemistry, Indiana University, 1993
  • DVM, Purdue University, 1997
  • Residency in Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, 1997-2001
  • Microbiology, University of Washington Department of Microbiology & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 2001
  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2002

Research Program

  • Refinements in the care and use of animals involved in research studies, particularly rodent clinical medicine, tail biopsy evaluations, thermoregulation and humane endpoints

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
  • Pravin N. Bhatt Young Investigator Award, AALAS, 2009
  • Total MRO Veterinarian of the Year Award, AALAS, 2013
  • Joseph J. Garvey Management Award, AALAS, 2017

Teaching Interests

  • Laboratory animal medicine, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research


  • Standing Member, MSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Board member, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (Laboratory Animal seat)
  • Board member, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
  • Past President, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • AAALAC Ad-hoc Specialist
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of AALAS and Comparative Medicine
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