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Fern Tablin- BA, PhD, VMD
Professor and Researcher
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

4329 VET MED 3A
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 8259


Research Focus

My laboratory focuses on platelet physiology and the role of platelets in health and disease. We are particularly interested in the contribution of platelets to the systemic, cardiac and pulmonary proinflammatory responses to air pollution. Additionally we are focused on the use of platelets and platelet rich plasma in therapeutic regenerative medicine.

Specialty Focus

Cell Biology/Hematology


1973 BA , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
1980 VMD , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
1984 PhD , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,

Honors and Awards

2012 Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
2001 Elected Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science
1987 Frederik B. Bang Fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Biomarker assessment in feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Karl Jandrey (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Principal Investigator, Co-exposure to PM and Ozone: pulmonary C-fiber and platelet activation in decreased HRV, (Principal Investigator), California Air Resources Board

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Hoareau GL, Jandrey KE, Burges J, Bremer D, Tablin F Comparison of the platelet-rich plasma and buffy coat protocols for preparation of canine platelet concentrates Vet Clin Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Textor JA, Murphy KC, Leach JK, Tablin F Ultrastructure and growth factor content of equine platelet-rich fibrin gels Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2014 Tablin F, Schumacher T, Pombo M, Marion CT, Huang K, Norris JW, Jandrey KE, Kittleson MD Platelet activation in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy J Vet Intern Med,
  • Link Icon 2013 Textor JA, Willits NH, Tablin F Synovial fluid growth factor and cytokine concentrations after intra-articular injection of a platelet-rich product in horses Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2013 Textor JA, Tablin F Intra-articular use of a platelet-rich product in normal horses: clinical signs and cytologic responses Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2012 Tablin F, den Hartigh LJ, Aung HH, Lamé MW, Kleeman MJ, Ham W, Norris JW, Pombo M, Wilson DW Seasonal influences on CAPs exposures: Differential responses in platelet activation, serum cytokines and xenobiotic gene expression. Inhal Toxicol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Textor JA, Tablin F Activation of Equine Platelet-Rich Plasma: Comparison of Methods and Characterization of Equine Autologous Thrombin Vet Surg,
  • Link Icon 2012 Field CL, Tablin F Response of Northern Elephant Seal Platelets to Pressure and Temperature Changes: A Comparison with Human Platelets Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol,
  • Link Icon 2011 Tablin F Proplatelet Formation flex required Blood,
  • Link Icon 2011 Raheja LF, Galuppo LD, Bowers-Lepore J, Dowd JP, Tablin F, Yellowley CE Treatment of Bilateral Medial Femoral Condyle Articular Cartilage Fissures in a Horse Using Bone Marrow Derived Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Journal of Equine Veterinary Science,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2006 Crowe JH, Crowe LM, Wolkers W, Tsvetkova NM, Oliver AE, Torok Z, Kheirolomoom Z, Norris J, Satpathy G, Ma X, Tang M, Auh J-H, Zhu S, Banerjee M, Ravindran R, Leidy C, RickerJ, Jamil K, Walker N, Looper S, RussellJ, Fisk E, Bali R, Clutter D, Dwyere D, Tablin F: Stabilization of mammalian cells in the dry state, Buast JG, Baust JM, (ed), Advances in Biopreservation. .

2004 Shrimpton CN, Gousset K, Tablin F, Lopze JA: Isolation and Analysis of Platelet Lipid Rafts, JM Gibbins and MP Mahaut-Smith, (ed), Platelets and Megakaryocytes Volume 2: Perspectives and Techniques, Totowa, NJ. .

2002 Crowe JH, Crowe LM, Tablin F, Wolkers W, Oliver AE, Tsvetkova NM: Stabilization of cells during freeze-drying: the trehalose myth, E. Benson, B. Fuller and N. Lane, (ed), Life in the Frozen State, London. .

2000 Tablin F: Platelet structure and function, B.F. Feldman, J.G. Zinkl and N.C. Jain, (ed), Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, 5th Edition, Philadelphia. 448-52.

1999 Oliver AE, Tablin F, Crowe JH: Organ and tissue preservation: preventing damage due to low temperature and freezing, , Pharmaceutical News. 12-8.