Welcome Tamara Morrill

Tamara joins us from the University of Ottawa, where she completed a BSc in biology (animal physiology). As part of her co-op, Tamara completed placements at the School of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa (UoO), the Department of Biology, UoO and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Tamara will be investigating the utility of […]

Welcome Siobhan O’Sullivan

Siobhan comes to us with a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology and a DVM from Guelph. Siobhan is doing a Doctor of Veterinary Sciene (DVSc) degree in anatomic pathology. This 3-year program combines training in gross and microscopic anatomic pathology and a doctoral thesis. Siobhan will characterize immune repertoires in inflammatory central nervous system […]

Welcome Skyler!

Haiyang ‘Skyler’ Chang initially joined us for her Masters of Bioinformatics (M.Binf.) degree and recently switched to a Masters of Science, Bioinformatics (M.Sc.) within the Bioinformatics graduate group. Skyler has a Bachelor of Biotechnology and a Master of Biology from the Dalian Polytechnic University, China. Skyler will focus on the clustering, storage and visualization of […]

Meeting of the European Canine Lymphoma Network

In June I had the pleasure to be an invited speaker at the 3rd Conference of the European Canine Lymphoma Network in Lugano, Switzerland. The organizers had assembled an excellent line-up of speakers highlighting the most recent developments in canine lymphoma including gene expression profiling, methylation and clinical trials as well as indolent B cell […]

Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Pathologists took place on our home turf – here in Guelph. Dr. Maria Spinato from the Animal Health Laboratory had organized a diverse set of talks covering a wide spectrum of veterinary pathology topics. Dr. Brandon Plattner gave an overview of the immunology of the […]

CFI-JELF Infrastructure Grant

Posted March 20, 2017 by Stefan We are one of  six U of G research projects that are funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). We will receive $74,135 for infrastructure to investigate adaptive immune responses in animals. Thank you to the Department of Pathobiology and […]

Dog Jog

Posted March 19, 2017 by Stefan Last weekend, Dorothee Bienzle and myself joined the 7th Annual OTS Dog Jog in the Guelph Arboretum. More than $11,000 were raised in support of Pet Trust. A big thank you to the OVC veterinary students for putting on this event, to Loka & KC for dragging us around […]

Mei successful at 3MT

Posted March 3, 2017 by Stefan 2017 OVC 3MT College Heat. Present your research to a lay audience in 3 minutes using a single, static slide, no props, no animation. Mei won and will represent OVC at the University Final. Congrats Mei! Mei in the OVC Bulletin.

Lab outing

After escaping the escape room and setting a negative record score at the local bowling alley, we stepped up the intensity level for our next lab outing. Mei had offered to take us along for her weekly fencing practice. After an intro on technique and etiquette, we got to gear up and take a stab at […]

Lucas Down Under

Congratulations to Lucas for being accepted to dental school in Australia. Lucas successfully completed his Master of Biomedical Sciences investigating the utility of the immunoglobulin heavy chain kappa (IGK) locus for clonality testing in dogs. All the best Lucas!