Associate Professor Honored
Dr. Craig Franklin, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, an
associate professor at the University of Missouri College
of Veterinary Medicine, was recently named the recipient of
the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Excellence
in Research Award 2007. The award honors members of ASLAP
and the American Veterinary Medical Association for scientific
contributions to laboratory animal medicine and comparative
medicine. The organization recognizes individuals for significant
and repeated scientific contributions to animal welfare, animal
husbandry, animal health or the development of animal models.
The award also recognizes studies using laboratory animals
that have resulted in contributions to human health either
through basic of applied research.
“Your peers have recognized your
contributions and resoundingly confirmed your nomination,”
according to the award letter from ASLAP.
Franklin instructs veterinary and graduate
students in immunology, rodent biology, comparative pathology,
and laboratory animal medicine. He is a member of the Research
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides diagnostic, reproductive
and genetic services for the biomedical research community.
His research in the RADIL focuses on two primary areas: the
pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s
disease; and the characterization and study of mutant rodent
animal models for human disease.
Franklin will receive his award during
the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association
to be held July 19-22 in New Orleans. During the conference,
he will present to the attendees an area of his research as
part of the Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Medicine
session. Franklin said he will discuss his current research
on inflammatory bowel disease and how this research evolved.
“We currently study intestinal inflammation
in mice infected with Helicobacter hepaticus as a model for
inflammatory bowel diseases, also known as IBD,” Franklin
said. “I will discuss our current projects that include
estrogen-based modulation of IBD; the search for genes involves
in IBD susceptibility; and the roles of T regulatory cells
and dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of IBD. I will highlight
how this animal model and these studies began in the RADIL
with studies centered on discovery, characterization and diagnosis
of several rodent helicobacters.”
Franklin will receive a plaque, an
honorarium and ASLAP will provide his travel expenses to the
conference as part of the award.
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