Members

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Judy Arneson

Arneson, Judy

Program Assistant

Role: Provides administrative support and coordination for the MDR1 genotyping service; public liaison.

Neal Burke

Burke, Neal

Research Tech Supervisor

Role: Neal serves as the supervisor of the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory and works closely with Dr. Mealey on all research projects in the laboratory.

nburke@vetmed.wsu.edu

Rebecca Connors

Connors, Becky

Veterinary Technician

Role: Coordinates all aspects of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s DNA Bank.

Ana Costa

Costa, Ana

PhD Graduate Student

Research: Ana is exploring drug-protein binding interactions and their effects on drug disposition in dogs.

Ana.costa@wsu.edu

Jillian Haines

Haines, Jillian

Assistant Professor, VCS

Research: Jillian's current research work is aimed at improving treatments for platelet disorders and megaesophagus in dogs.

JMHaines@wsu.edu

Tom Jukier

Jukier, Tom

Masters Graduate Student

Research: Tom is determining the effect of the ABC transporter ABCG2, which is expressed at the blood brain barrier, on antiepileptic drugs used in dogs and cats.

Tom.jukier@wsu.edu

Pamela Lee

Lee, Pamela

Assistant Professor, VCS

Research: The goal of Pam's research is to improve the effectiveness of clopidogrel for preventing life-theatening blood clots in cats with heart disease.

Pamela.Lee2@wsu.edu

Stephanie Martinez

Martinez, Stephanie

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research: Stephanie is determining the effect of newly discovered genetic polymorphisms in the canine P450 oxidoreducatase gene on drug metabolism in dogs using recombinant enzyme expression techniques.

smartinez@vetmed.wsu.edu

Tania Perez Jimenez

Perez, Tania

PhD Graduate Student

Research: Tania’s PhD thesis work aims to enhance the effectiveness of tramadol for treating pain in dogs through genotype-guided individualization of therapy and by coadministration of drugs that can increase analgesic metabolite concentrations.  

Sol Rivera Velez

Rivera Vélez, Sol

Postdoctoral Research Associate, VCS

Research: Sol’s current research interests include the development/improvement of analytical techniques for measuring different compounds in biological matrices, mass spectrometry, methods for determining albumin glycation, and the study of compounds with anti-glycation activity.

rivera@vetmed.wsu.edu

Rance Sellon

Sellon, Rance

Associate Professor, VCS

Research: Investigating potential mechanisms underlying glucocorticoid resistance and sensitivity in dogs.

rsellon@vetmed.wsu.edu

Jennifer Slovak

Slovak, Jennifer

Assistant Professor, VCS

Research: Jennifer is interested in improving the diagnosis and treatment of immune mediated and inflammatory conditions of the dog and cat with special interest in the gastrointestinal system

jeslovak@vetmed.wsu.edu

Zhaohui Zhu

Zhu, Zhaohui

Research Technologist 3

Role: Zhaohui is the manager of the Court laboratory and works closely with Dr Court on several projects involving genotyping of the WSU DNA bank samples.

zhaohuizhu@vetmed.wsu.edu

Former (alumni)

Marie Andresen

Andresen, Marie

Undergraduate Honors Student

Research: Marie’s honors thesis project involved using recombinant enzymes and liver microsomes to identify the cytochrome P450 enzymes that metabolize propofol in dogs.

marie.andresen@wsu.edu

Janne Lyngby

Lyngby, Janne Graarup

Masters Graduate Student

Research: Janne developed and validated an HPLC-mass spectrometry assay to measure the active metabolite of clopidogrel in cat blood samples and demonstrated it's utility in a pilot study of healthy cats given clopidogrel.

 

Alice Morassi

Morassi, Alice

Masters Graduate Student

Research: Alice explored drug-protein binding interactions and their effects on drug disposition in dogs and cats

 

Ioannis Papageorgiou

Papageorgiou, Ioannis (John)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research: John explored the genetic mechanisms underlying variable drug metabolism, focusing on the regulation of the human UGT1A glucuronidation enzymes by microRNAs.