Through a CTSA Innovation Award from NCATS, U01TR002953, COHA is supporting talented veterinary clinician scientists in pursuing research fellowship training after residency. With this cohort, we will have appointed a total of 12 COHA Translational Research Fellows. We hope to continue similar training opportunities through other funding mechanisms moving forward.
Our COHA TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2023 COHORT!
NADIA SAKLOU, DVM
Residency trained in Large Animal Internal Medicine, current PhD student at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Informatics and One Health Applications
In this postdoctoral training program, Dr. Saklou will apply advanced bioinformatics training to link medical records between veterinary and human patients from shared households.
Mentor Team at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus:
- Tracy Webb, DVM, PhD
- Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM
- Melissa Haendel, PhD
ALANA KRAMER, DVM
Combined Anatomic Pathology Resident/PhD Trainee at Auburn University
Novel combination immunotherapeutics for treating cancer
Dr. Kramer will assess the safety, toxicity, and therapeutic efficacy of novel immunotherapeutic molecules in a mouse melanoma model.
Mentor Team at the Auburn University
- Maninder Sandey, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DACVP
- Amol Suryawanshi, DVM, PhD
- Jey W. Koehler, DVM, PhD
MARIKA KLOSOWSKI, DVM
Combined Clinical Pathology Resident/PhD Trainee at Colorado State University
Losartan-toceranib immunotherapy to disrupt the osteosarcoma tumor microenvironment and improve fibroblast activation protein (FAP) targeted CAR-T cell therapy in canine metastatic osteosarcoma
Dr. Klosowski will be learning to generate canine CAR T cells and evaluating samples of canine and human patients with lung metastatic osteosarcoma for expression of shared biomarkers.
Mentor Team at Colorado State University
- Daniel Regan DVM, PhD, DACVP
- Michael Leibowitz, MD, PhD
- Jenna Burton, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)