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Jamie Ahloy Dallaire
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Comparative Medicine
Bio Dr. Jamie Ahloy Dallaire received his B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University (2004-2007), in Montréal, Québec, then went on to study fundamental and applied ethology with Dr. Georgia Mason at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. There, his M.Sc. work (2008-2011) pertained to abnormal repetitive behaviors, environmental enrichment, and animal welfare in American mink and in Asiatic black bears. In his doctoral research (2011-2015), Dr. Ahloy Dallaire studied the developmental effects and evolutionary functions of play in mink and in lambs. Since 2015, he has been working on automated behavioral assessment of pain in laboratory mice, with Dr. Joseph Garner in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. He frequently collaborates with animal researchers and clinical scientists on aspects of experimental design and statistical analysis, to help them conduct powerful and informative experiments.
In terms of fundamental ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's research interests include animal play as well as using phylogenetic questions to answer questions at a comparative level. In particular, he is fascinated by the long-standing question of why a behavior so seemingly frivolous as play was selected and maintained by evolution. His research on mink suggests that, at least for this species, rough-and-tumble play in young animals may serve as crucial preparation for adult sexual behavior. In terms of applied ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's current work aims to decrease the negative impacts of biomedical research on laboratory animal welfare, and to deliver better outcomes for human patients through improved research. He believes that good welfare makes for good science, and that these two goals can be achieved in conjunction through a focus on the 3Rs (hhttp://nc3rs.org.uk/the-3rs).
Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's work has been recognized with awards from organizations including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He has presented his work at international meetings of the Animal Behavior Society, the International Ethological Congress, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, and the International Society for Applied Ethology. His research has been published in journals such as Animal Behaviour, PLoS One, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Behavioural Brain Research, Lab Animal, and Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
Donna M. Bouley
Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research interests: ocular pathology, host-pathogen interactions in infectious disease, infectious disease in frogs, phenotypic characterization of tg and ko mice, histopathology of minimally-invasive radiological ablation techniques (focused ultrasound, cryoablation).
Paul Buckmaster, DVM, PhD
Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mechanisms of epilepsy, especially temporal lobe epilepsy.
Thomas L. Cherpes
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Conducts basic, translational, and clinical research exploring host defense against cancer and microbial pathogens. Specific focus on: 1) effects of exogenous sex steroids on basic mechanisms of anti-virus host defense; 2) role of Type 2 immunity as defense against Chlamydia trachomatis infection; and 3) developing cellular immunotherapies to combat infectious disease and cancer
Linda C. Cork
Professor of Comparative Medicine, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests focus on inherited neurologic disease in animals and on animal models of aging and neurodegerative diseases such as Motor Neuron Disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) and Alzheimer's disease.
Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My lab looks at the organization and function of central neural pathways that underlie directed manual behavior. We are specifically interested in how these pathways adapt following injury, and use a combination of approaches in monkeys to identify mechanisms mediating neural reorganization and behavioral recovery.