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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

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)
2000-2005 UC Regents Health Science Scholar, 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
2001-2006 Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, 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
2002, 2004, 2005 George H. Hart Scholar (top 10 students in the class), 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
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
2007 Pfizer Award for Best Paper on Pain in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, University of California - Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
2008 Best Clinical Poster, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
2009 Best Clinical Presentation, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
2010 Best Small Animal Presentation, UC Davis House Officer Seminar Day, University of California, Davis Comparative Ophthalmology Residency

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, Penciclovir disposition in cats - what's the ideal famciclovir dose, David Maggs (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Investigator, In vivo canine ocular imaging using optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy, Ann Refstrup-Strom (Principal Investigator), ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation - Resident Grants

Principal Investigator, In vivo canine ocular imaging using optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy, Ann Refstrup-Strom (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • 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,
  • Link Icon 2012 Last JA, Thomasy SM, Croasdale CR, Russell P, Murphy CJ Compliance profile of the human cornea as measured by atomic force microscopy Micron,
  • Link Icon 2012 Thomasy SM, Wood JA, Kass PH, Murphy CJ, Russell P Substratum stiffness and latrunculin B regulate matrix gene and protein expression in human trabecular meshwork cells Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 Wood JA, McKee CT, Thomasy SM, Fischer ME, Shah NM, Murphy CJ, Russell P Substratum compliance regulates human trabecular meshwork cell behaviors and response to latrunculin B Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci,
  • Link Icon 2011 Labelle AL, Hamor RE, Townsend WM, Mitchell MA, Zarfoss MK, Breaux CB, Thomasy SM, Hall T Ophthalmic lesions in neonatal foals evaluated for nonophthalmic disease at referral hospitals J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2011 Thomasy SM, Lim CC, Reilly CM, Kass PH, Lappin MR, Maggs DJ Evaluation of orally administered famciclovir in cats experimentally infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Westermeyer HD, Thomasy SM, Kado-Fong H, Maggs DJ Assessment of viremia associated with experimental primary feline herpesvirus infection or presumed herpetic recrudescence in cats Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Lim CC, Reilly CM, Thomasy SM, Kass PH, Maggs DJ Effects of feline herpesvirus type 1 on tear film break-up time, Schirmer tear test results, and conjunctival goblet cell density in experimentally infected cats Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2009 Grimsrud KN, Mama KR, Thomasy SM, Stanley SD Pharmacokinetics of detomidine and its metabolites following intravenous and intramuscular administration in horses Equine Vet J,