Biomedical Research Awareness Day



April 19, 2016



11 AM - 1 PM

Information Booth 11 AM - 1 PM

Presentation by Dr. Craig Franklin 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch will be provided, but you must RSVP.



LSU SVM Auditorium



Impact of Microbiota on Animal Models of Disease



Dr. Craig Franklin is highly committed to the refinement of animal modeling and facilitation of reproducible translational research using animal models. Since 2011, he has directed the University of Missouri Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MU MMRRC), an NIH-funded cryorepository for genetically valuable mouse lines, and also serve as Co-I for the Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC). As a scientist, he has over 20 years of experience in comparative medicine research and as a board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian and collaborative pathologist. His research background includes 19 years with a world-renowned partially NIH-funded academic rodent diagnostic laboratory (formerly the MU–RADIL, now IDEXX BioResearch) where I gained extensive experience in rodent infectious disease investigation, diagnosis, control and biosecurity. There, he performed numerous projects designed to assess how infectious agents, including opportunistic pathogens that do not cause overt disease, can modulate rodent model phenotypes and hinder reproducibility of results. He also participated in a number of collaborative studies using a wide variety of rodent models. His laboratory recently shifted its emphasis to understanding how several environmental factors can alter intestinal microbiota and what role these differing complex microbiota play in modulation of rodent models of disease and hindrance of study reproducibility.  



Student Chapter of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners and Americans for Medical Progress are hosting.