Ramsey Lecture Series

The Ramsey Lecture Series is named after Dr. Frank Ramsey (1910-1992), a former head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, who established an endowment in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 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.

All Ramsey Lectures begin at 12 noon in 2226 Vet Med unless noted.

Thursday, April 1
"Good Dogs, Bad Lymphocytes"
Dr. Anne Avery
Director, Clinical Hematophathology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Professor of microbiology, immunology and pathology, Colorado State University

Wednesday, April 28
"Using a One Health Approach to Chart a Healthier Future"
Dr. Jonna Mazet
Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology, University of California-Davis One Health Institute

Past Lectures

"Antimicrobial Therapy in an Antimicrobial Resistant World. How Do We Balance Antimicrobial Stewardship and Animal Care?
Dr. Scott Weese
Director, University of Guelph Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses
Chief of Infection Control, Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital
March 2021

"Update on Canine Osteosarcoma: The Colorado State Experience"
Dr. Douglas Thamm
Director of Clinical Research, Colorado State University Flint Cancer Center
February 2020

"Genetic and Structural Basis for Human Antibody Response to Viruses"
Dr. James Crowe
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
November 2019

Dr. Albert Osterhaus
CDO, Artemis One Health Foundation
October 2019

"Discovering a New Infectious Disease: No Guts, No Glory"
Dr. Jody Gookin
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

"Early Life Stress Can Permanently Damage Your Gut, But How? Studying Piglets and Mice May Shed Light"
Dr. Adam Moeser
College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

“Pigs and People: Economics, Behavior and Biology”
Dr. John Deen
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Tracking Dangerous Pathogens: Molecular Epidemiology in the Age of Genomics
Dr. Paul Keim
Cowden Endowed Chair in Microbiology, Northern Arizona University

A Comparative Approach to Metastasis Biology and Therapy
Dr. Chand Khanna
Chief Science Office, Ethos Veterinary Health

One Health in Action: Confessions of a Veterinary Epidemiologist Working in the Field
Dr. Jan Sargeant
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Compliance Dilemma: The Quest to Treat Chronic Ocular Disease
Dr. Brian Gilger
North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuberculosis: A One Health Approach to a (Re) Emerging Disease
Dr. Michelle Miller
Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Kruger National Park

Primary Immunodeficiencies and Associated Infections in Companion Animals: A Veterinary Clinician Scientist
Dr. Urs Giger
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

Disease and Morphology in Domestic Dogs: Tales from the Canine Genome
Dr. Elaine Ostrander, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health

Is One Healthy: A Veterinary Life – From Parasites to Peers
Dr. Alexander John Trees
House of Lords

Vaccinology 3.0: An Evolving Paradigm in the 21st Century
Dr. Gregory Poland
Director, Vaccine Research Group, Mayo Clinic

Discovery and Immunopathogenesis of a Previously Undetected Theileria n. sp. in the Horse
Dr. Don Knowles
Research Leader, USDA Animal Disease Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service

Strategies for Enhancing the Safety and Efficacy of Recombinant Vaccines and Technology Transfer to Developing Countries
Dr. Tilahun Yilma
University of California-Davis School of Medicine

Pigs, Pork and Pathogens: MRSA Outside the Clinic
Dr. Tara Smith
Associate Professor, Kent State University College of Public Health

The Critical Role for Veterinary Medicine in Global Health
Dr. Guy Palmer
Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Washington State University

Dogs are Man's Best Friend: A Comparative Approach to Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. Rosanna Marsella
Professor, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

T Cell Trafficking in Chronic Gut Inflammation: Terms of Engagement
Dr. Matthew Grisham
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, Texas Tech University

Dr. Tetsuo Ashizawa
Director, Neuroscience Research Program, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston

Dr. Niels Pedersen
Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of California-Davis

The BIG Impact of Little Things
Dr. Christopher Murphy
Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California-Davis

Natural Host Models of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Dr. Richard Bowen
Professor, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

What Can Modern Pharmacokinetics Do for You?
Dr. Jim Riviere
Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Antibiotic Perturbation of the Early Life Microbiome Affects Metabolic and Immunologic Development
Dr. Martin Blaser
Director, Human Microbiome Program at New York University

Influenza: Tracking a Moving Target in a Rapidly Changing World
Dr. Nancy Cox
Director, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

My Dog's Breed Doesn't Respond Well to that Drug: Myth or Opportunity?
Dr. Michael Court
Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Pathophysiology of Immune Thrombocytopenia: From Humans to Animal Models
Dr. John Semple
Senior Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada