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Sara M Thomasy- BS, DVM, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Surgical & Radiological Sciences


smthomasy@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Corneal wound healing

Glaucoma

Ocular pharmacology

Antiviral therapy for FHV-1

Specialty Focus

Ophthalmology

Education

2000 BS Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2005 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California
2006 PhD Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of California, Davis, California
2007 Internship Training Small Animal Rotating Internship, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
2010 Residency Training Comparative Ophthalmology, University of California, Davis, California

Honors and Awards

2010 Best Small Animal Presentation, UC Davis House Officer Seminar Day, University of California, Davis Comparative Ophthalmology Residency
2009 Best Clinical Presentation, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
2008 Best Clinical Poster, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
2007 Pfizer Award for Best Paper on Pain in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, University of California - Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
2005 Phi Zeta (top 10% of the class), University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2005 ACVO Student Award, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2005 Wilds Award (for veterinary research) University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2003, 2004 Louis R. Rowan Fellowship in Equine Studies, University of California - Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
2002, 2004, 2005 George H. Hart Scholar (top 10 students in the class), University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2002, 2003, 2004 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Research Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2001-2006 Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2001 Recipient of the Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research, University of California - Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
2000-2005 UC Regents Health Science Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
1997-2000 The Ohio State University • Phi Beta Kappa (1999-2000) • Phi Kappa Phi (2000) • Member of the Honors Program (1997-2000) • College of the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee Research Fellowship (1999-2000) • Bernstein Scholarship (for cancer research) (1999-2000) • Tradition Scholarship (1997) • Sullivan Scholarship (1997) • Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award (1998) • Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Academic Scholarship (1997)

Licenses

California Veterinary Medical License
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Engineering the corneal wound bed to promote healing, (Principal Investigator), NIH-NEI

Principal Investigator, Phenotype and genotype of corneal endothelial dystrophy in Boston Terriers, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Academic Federation Research Grant Program

Principal Investigator, Genetics of corneal endothelial dystrophy in the Boston Terrier, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Collaborator, Genetics of corneal endothelial dystrophy in the German Shorthaired Pointer, Christopher Murphy (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Groth AD, Contreras MT, Kado-Fong HK, Nguyen KQ, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ In vitro cytotoxicity and antiviral efficacy against feline herpesvirus type 1 of famciclovir and its metabolites. Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Morgan JT, Raghunathan VK, Thomasy SM, Murphy CJ, Russell P Robust and artifact-free mounting of tissue samples for atomic force microscopy. Biotechniques,
  • Link Icon 2014 Thomasy SM, Raghunathan VK, Winkler M, Reilly CM, Sadeli AR, Russell P, Jester JV, Murphy CJ Elastic modulus and collagen organization of the rabbit cornea: epithelium to endothelium. Acta Biomater,
  • Link Icon 2014 Wiggans KT, Vernau W, Lappin MR, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis. Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Thomasy SM, Morgan JT, Wood JA, Murphy CJ, Russell P Substratum stiffness and latrunculin B modulate the gene expression of the mechanotransducers YAP and TAZ in human trabecular meshwork cells. Exp Eye Res,
  • Link Icon 2013 Raghunathan VK, Morgan JT, Dreier B, Reilly CM, Thomasy SM, Wood JA, Ly I, Tuyen BC, Hughbanks M, Murphy CJ, Russell P Role of substratum stiffness in modulating genes associated with extracellular matrix and mechanotransducers YAP and TAZ. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2013 Dreier B, Thomasy SM, Mendonsa R, Raghunathan VK, Russell P, Murphy CJ Substratum compliance modulates corneal fibroblast to myofibroblast transformation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2013 Thomasy SM, Cissell DD, Arzi B, Vilches-Moure JG, Lo WY, Wisner ER, Dubielzig RR, Maggs DJ Restrictive orbital myofibroblastic sarcoma in a cat--cross-sectional imaging (MRI & CT) appearance, treatment, and outcome. Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Thomasy SM, Covert JC, Stanley SD, Maggs DJ Pharmacokinetics of famciclovir and penciclovir in tears following oral administration of famciclovir to cats: a pilot study Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Thomasy SM, Whittem T, Bales JL, Ferrone M, Stanley SD, Maggs DJ Pharmacokinetics of penciclovir in healthy cats following oral administration of famciclovir or intravenous infusion of penciclovir Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Thomasy SM: Equine recurrent uveitis, , In Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th edition, Whitehouse Station, NJ. .