College of Veterinary Medicine - Ithaca
Interests: Brain, Myocarditis
The goals of our work are to improve understanding of cardiac diseases in veterinary species, particularly infectious disease. The diagnosis of myocarditis or sudden death in veterinary species is frustratingly incomplete due to a lack of available or feasible tools to identify the cause. As the standard of care of veterinary medicine improves, the diagnosis of cardiac infectious disease in companion animals is an area that substantially lags behind human medicine. We use a combination of retrospective/ prospective observational studies directed by pathology and integrating molecular testing of tissue to investigate veterinary heart disease.