Frances is Head of Veterinary Translational Medicine at Cellular Longevity, dba Loyal. She oversees the design and execution of clinical and translational studies to develop tools for measuring aging and healthspan in companion dogs. Frances works collaboratively with the preclinical R&D team to advance target discovery and candidate pipelines, establish collaborative relationships with veterinary clinician-scientists and thought leaders, and align experimental plans to meet regulatory requirements for FDA’s Center of Veterinary Medicine. Frances graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Combined Degree DVM/PhD program under an NIH Ruth Kirchstein-NRSA F30 fellowship for clinician-scientist training. Frances has particular interests in dogs as a comparative and translational model and working dog genetics and behavior.