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Vet Med Announces Spring 2012 Ramsey Lecture Series

February 3, 2012

Tracy Ann Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-4602

Three guest lecturers will participate in the spring 2012 Ramsey Lecture Series at the College of Veterinary Medicine. All lectures begin at noon and are open to the public. A research poster session will precede each seminar at 11:15 a.m. in the college's west (fish tank) lobby.

Following is the Ramsey lineup for spring semester:

• Feb. 15, 1226 Vet Med “Tuberculosis & Diabetes: The Convergence of Two Epidemics,” Randall J. Basaraba, DVM, PhD, Colorado State University. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in several animal models, particularly the pathogenesis of lesion formation and necrosis. Cosponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

• March 28, 2532 Vet Med “H3N8 Canine Influenza Virus Epidemiology,” Cynda Crawford, DVM, PhD. Dr. Crawford led the team that first identified the divergence of the H3N8 canine virus from the equine virus. Cosponsored by Center for Advanced Host Defense Immunobiotics and Translational Comparative Medicine and BIVI.

• April 11, 1226 Vet Med “The Art of the Soluble Cyclodextrin and Niemann-Pick Type C Disease,” Steven U. Walkley, DVM, PhD. He will discuss Niemann-Pick type C, a fatal cholesterol-glycosphingolipid lysosomal storage disorder of children. Cosponsored by the Neurosciences Interdepartmental Program, Iowa Center for Advanced Neurotoxicity, and Biomedical Sciences.

The Ramsey Lecture Series is named for Dr. Frank Ramsey (1910-1992), a former head of the department of veterinary pathology, who established an endowment in the college. The series is intended to bring accomplished and leading animal and human health researchers to campus to share their work and experiences with faculty, staff and students.