Tessa’s preprint on SIV and storage buffer is out!

Looking for field-friendly methods to preserve fecal samples for RNA Virus testing? Check out this preprint on SIV and Storage Buffers by Tessa H.C. Wilde: Simian Immunodeficiency Virus and Storage Buffer: Field-friendly preservation methods for RNA viral detection in primate feces. Bravo to the whole team for all of the efforts that went into this study:

Tessa H. C. WildeRajni Kant ShuklaChristopher MaddenYael Vodovotz, Amit SharmaW. Scott McGraw, Vanessa L. Hale

Two new publications on SARS-CoV-2 and Ohio animals just out!

What did we do during the pandemic? Assemble a huge team of scientists to test for SARS-CoV-2 in animals and the environment – everywhere outside of humans.
Two publications resulting from our animal testing were just released:

SARS-CoV-2 Serological Investigation of White-Tailed Deer in Northeastern Ohio

Lack of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA Detection among a Convenience Sampling of Ohio Wildlife, Companion, and Agricultural Animals, 2020–2021

Pelotonia, Year 2 – Ride Success with the CVM Team!

The Pelotonia is an annual bike ride that raises money for Ohio State University James Cancer Center Research. The Hale Lab is a part of this research, and also a part of the ride! To donate, click here.

OSU College of Vet Med Sunday Riders – 37 miles!

11 miles in and going strong!

Finish lime!

We ride for the people, animals, and science that we love! #OneGoal #EndCancer

37 miles… that’s a wrap until next year!

Vanessa and Zach attend the Bladder Cancer Think Tank 2023

Vanessa and Zach attended the Bladder Cancer Think Tank 2023 in Washington D.C.

We also attended the associated “Urothelial Carcinoma Across Species” Translational Summit put on by the CTSA One Health Alliance. Zach presented a poster evaluating effects of urine sample volume and DNA extraction method (with and without host cell/DNA removal) on urobiome profiles. Vanessa presented a talk about dogs as a translational model for microbiome research in bladder cancer.

We were joined at the summit by Dean Rustin Moore (left) and Duncan Alexander (right) – CVM Supporter, BCAN Board Member, and strong believer in the dog as a model for human medicine!