Dr. Shirley Chu is a veterinary medical oncologist at the University of Missouri – Wentzville clinic. She has a PhD with an emphasis in veterinary genetics. She is also an adjunct instructor in medicine at Washington University. Research Emphasis: Her research focuses on feline and canine translational models of cancer. Areas of research include epidemiology and genetics of feline oral squamous cell carcinoma, genetics of canine osteosarcoma, epigenetics of DLBCL, neoantigens in canine melanoma and viral metagenomics in canine and feline cancers.