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New Technologies and Large Animal Models in Biomedical Research

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Exploring new models

Large animal models offer new opportunities to explore important questions in biomedical and dual-purpose research. The symposium held on March 27, 2017, provided a venue to learn about successful research programs that use large animal models, explore ideas and develop collaborations with fellow researchers interested in incorporating these models into their research programs. The symposium was organized by Keith Latham, Asgi Fazleabas and Almudena Veiga-Lopez on behalf of the Reproductive and Developmental Science Program.

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8-8:30 Introductory lecture: 
Perspectives of an old cow wonk: Lessons learned from past workshops and the bovine as a dual purpose model in agriculture and biomedicine, James Ireland (Michigan State University)

8:30-8:45 Discussion
Keith Latham, James Pursley and George Smith (Michigan State University)

8:45-9:50 Session 1: Asthma and Respiratory Disease

9:50-10:05 Coffee Break

10:05- 11:25 Session 2: Musculoskeletal Disease in Large Animal Models
Keith Latham (MSU), moderator

  • 10:05-10:10 Keith Latham (MSU),  moderator
  • 10:10-10:40 Clifford Les (Oakland University) Large animal models for bone materials and remodeling research
  • 10:40-11:10 Lisa Larkin (University of Michigan) Using sheep as a large animal model to test ligament/tendon repairs
  • 11:10-11:25 Andrew Shaver (NuGEN) Solutions for Single Cell NGS and Other Low-Input Applications 

11:25-12:30 Catered light lunch – University Club, Room B106-107 (adjacent to the Heritage Room)

12:30-2:20 Session 3: Environmental Factors Affecting Adult and Fetal Health

Almudena Veiga-Lopez (Michigan State University), moderator

2:20-2:30 Coffee Break

2:30-5:00 Session 4: New Technologies
Ariela Shikanov (University of Michigan), moderator

5:00-6:00 Reception

Please contact Kailey Vincent at (517) 432-4449 or email vince152@anr.msu.edu with any questions.

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