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  • Jamie Ahloy Dallaire

    Jamie Ahloy Dallaire

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Comparative Medicine

    BioDr. 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. Since 2017, he has additionally been working on barbering and ulcerative dermatitis in laboratory mice as models of trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder, and planning a first-in-human clinical trial of a therapeutic candidate in collaboration with UCLA clinician researchers. He also 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 behavior to assess emotions, motivation, and welfare in animals. 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 meetings of the Animal Behavior Society, the International Ethological Congress, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, the International Society for Applied Ethology, and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 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

    Donna M. Bouley

    Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch 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

    Paul Buckmaster, DVM, PhD

    Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMechanisms of epilepsy, especially temporal lobe epilepsy.

  • Thomas L. Cherpes

    Thomas L. Cherpes

    Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsConducts 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

  • David Chu

    David Chu

    Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine - Veterinary Service Center

    Current Role at StanfordOversee day to day operations in rodent and aquatic animal health programs including clinical medicine, health surveillance, import / export affairs, and strategic planning spreading across over a dozen facilities on and off campus. Supervise personnel engaged in rodent health surveillance enterprise. Administer appropriate veterinary care to all animals in AAALAC accredited Stanford research colonies and make critical health care decisions in a wide variety of situations. Perform veterinary care physical exams, diagnostic work-ups, medical or surgical treatment, and/or euthanasia, for all species found in the research colony populations. Ensure accuracy of clinical records in compliance with state and federal regulations. Provide veterinary care in the areas of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of research animals. Participate in clinical and didactic training of residents (ACLAM sanctioned), externs, and visiting veterinary students. Provide assessments of animals prior to intrastate, interstate, and international shipments, including physical examination, review of colony history, and pertinent diagnostic tests. Review animal use proposals for the IACUC and coordinate the monitoring of approved research projects. Supervise and training for Animal Care Assistants, Veterinary Technicians, or lower-level Veterinarians as appropriate.