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Sara M Thomasy- BS, DVM, PhD
Associate Researcher
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

4306 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 1770
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

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
2000 Phi Kappa Phi
1999-2000 Bernstein Scholarship (for cancer research)
1999-2000 College of the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee Research Fellowship
1999-2000 The Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa
1998 Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award
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)
1997-2000 Member of the Honors Program
1997 Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Academic Scholarship
1997 Sullivan Scholarship
1997 Tradition Scholarship

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

Co-Investigator, The use of a heat shock protein inhibitor (17AAG) to decrease corneal stromal haze in vivo, Cartiff (Principal Investigator), ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation – Resident Grants,

Co-Investigator, The use of a heat shock protein inhibitor (17AAG) to decrease corneal stromal haze in vivo, Cartiff (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health, Matching Funds

Collaborator, Canine Health Foundation Grant 2105-A, Murphy (Principal Investigator),

Collaborator, The genetics of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in West Highland White Terriers, Murphy (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health, Matching Funds

Principal Investigator, CCAH Equipment Grant, Kathryn Koehler (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Investigator, UC Davis Center for Equine Health, Effects of brimonidine and brimonidine-timolol on intraocular pressure in normal equine eyes, Lassaline (Principal Investigator),

Principal Investigator, Proteomics and genomics of canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome , Thomasy (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health Grant

Co-Investigator, Prophylactic and therapeutic effects of 2 famciclovir doses in shelter-housed cats, Maggs (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation

Principal Investigator, Genomic based profiling of canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome in Brittanys , Thomasy (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health Grant

Co-Investigator, Biophysical cues and corneal wound healing, Murphy (Principal Investigator), NIH-NEI

Principal Investigator, Genomic profiling of canine corneal endothelial dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), American Kennel Club ACORN Grant

Principal Investigator, Genomic profiling of canine corneal endothelial dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health, Matching Funds

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Sara M Thomasy: Equine glaucoma: Where are we now? 2015 Thomasy SM, Lassaline M Equine glaucoma: Where are we now? Equine Vet Educ,
  • Sara M Thomasy: Clinical and antiviral effect of a single oral dose of famciclovir administered to cats at intake to a shelter. 2015 Litster AL, Lohr BR, Bukowy RA, Thomasy SM, Maggs DJ Clinical and antiviral effect of a single oral dose of famciclovir administered to cats at intake to a shelter. Vet J,
  • Sara M Thomasy: A Comparative Study of Vertebrate Corneal Structure: The Evolution of a Refractive Lens. 2015 Winkler M, Shoa G, Tran ST, Xie Y, Thomasy S, Raghunathan VK, Murphy C, Brown DJ, Jester JV A Comparative Study of Vertebrate Corneal Structure: The Evolution of a Refractive Lens. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Sara M Thomasy: In vivo ocular imaging of the cornea of the normal female laboratory beagle using confocal microscopy 2015 Strom AR, Cortés DE, Thomasy SM, Kass PH, Mannis MJ, Murphy CJ In vivo ocular imaging of the cornea of the normal female laboratory beagle using confocal microscopy Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Sara M Thomasy: In vivo evaluation of the cornea and conjunctiva of the normal laboratory beagle using time- and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography and ultrasound pachymetry. 2015 Strom AR, Cortés DE, Rasmussen CA, Thomasy SM, McIntyre K, Lee SF, Kass PH, Mannis MJ, Murphy CJ In vivo evaluation of the cornea and conjunctiva of the normal laboratory beagle using time- and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography and ultrasound pachymetry. Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Sara M Thomasy: In vitro cytotoxicity and antiviral efficacy against feline herpesvirus type 1 of famciclovir and its metabolites. 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,
  • Sara M Thomasy: Robust and artifact-free mounting of tissue samples for atomic force microscopy. 2014 Morgan JT, Raghunathan VK, Thomasy SM, Murphy CJ, Russell P Robust and artifact-free mounting of tissue samples for atomic force microscopy. Biotechniques,
  • Sara M Thomasy: Elastic modulus and collagen organization of the rabbit cornea: epithelium to endothelium. 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,
  • Sara M Thomasy: Diagnostic utility of aqueocentesis and aqueous humor analysis in dogs and cats with anterior uveitis. 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,
  • Sara M Thomasy: Substratum stiffness and latrunculin B modulate the gene expression of the mechanotransducers YAP and TAZ in human trabecular meshwork cells. 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,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

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