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    Carrie Finno
    Associate Professor and Associate Researcher
    Population Health & Reproduction

    280 CCAH
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 2739
    cjfinno@ucdavis.edu

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    Research Focus

    My laboratory investigates the molecular basis for genetic diseases in the horse and other companion animals. One of the translational focuses of my research is to investigate the role of vitamin E in neurodegeneration, using a well-established mouse model and a naturally-occurring model of neuroaxonal dystrophy in the horse (eNAD).

    Specialty Focus

    As a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, I have a specialty focus on equine internal medicine. Specifically, my laboratory investigates the genetic basis of neurodegenerative diseases in animal models.

    Education

    1999 BSc Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    2004 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
    2006 Internship Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
    2008 Residency Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, VMTH, Davis, CA
    2012 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
    2013 Post-Doctorate , University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

    Licenses

    Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Licensure, Minnesota

    Active Research Grants

    Principal Investigator, Molecular pathogenesis of alpha-tocopherol associated neuroaxonal dystrophy in animal models, (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Health

    Principal Investigator, Unraveling complex traits by defining genome function (Part I), (Principal Investigator), Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

    Co-Investigator, The effect of alpha-tocopherol supplementation on vitamin E metabolism in healthy horses and horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy, Puschner (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health

    Principal Investigator, Genetic Investigation of occipitoatlantoaxial malformation (OAAM) in Arabian Horses, (Principal Investigator), Arabian Horse Association

    Principal Investigator, Secrets in the bones: how functional genomics will broaden our understanding of catastrophic breakdown in racehorses, (Principal Investigator), Priority Partnership Collaboration Award: University of Sydney and UC Davis

    Principal Investigator, Validation of putative genetic variants for equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, UC Davis

    Principal Investigator, Validation of putative genetic variants for juvenile idiopathic epilepsy in Arabian horses, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, UC Davis

    Co-Investigator, Genetic investigation of idiopathic persistent hypocalcemia in the Thoroughbred, Magdesian (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health, UC Davis

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2017 Finno CJ: Vitamin and mineral assessment, Pusterla N, Higgins R, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics (Chapter 13), Hoboken, NJ. .

    2017 Finno CJ: Equine genetic testing, Pusterla N, Higgins R, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics (Chapter 52), Hoboken, NJ. .

    2015 Finno CJ: Chapter 89: Equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, Sprayberry KA, Robinson NE, (ed), Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th Edition, St. Louis, MO. .

    2015 Finno CJ, Bannasch DL: Chapter 52: Genetic tests for large animals, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, St. Louis, MO. 1530-7.

    2014 Haskell SRR, Loghry BL, Finno CJ, Wegner K, DeFazio J, Gilsenan W, Johnson AL: Chapter 4: Physical exam, Lien L, Loly S, Ferguson S, (ed), Large Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 1st edition. .

    External Links

    Finno Laboratory