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Carrie Finno
Assistant Professor and Researcher
Population Health & Reproduction

280 CCAH
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2739
cjfinno@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

My laboratory investigates the molecular basis for genetic diseases in the horse and other companion animals. One of the translational focuses of my research is to investigate the role of vitamin E in neurodegeneration, using a well-established mouse model and a naturally-occurring model of neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) in the horse.

Specialty Focus

As a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, I have a specialty focus on equine internal medicine. Specifically, my laboratory investigates the genetic basis of neurodegenerative diseases in animal models.

Education

1999 BSc Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2004 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
2006 Internship Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
2008 Residency Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, VMTH, Davis, CA
2012 PhD Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
2013 Post-Doctorate , University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Licenses

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Licensure, Minnesota

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Molecular pathogenesis of alpha-tocopherol associated neuroaxonal dystrophy in animal models, (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Health

Principal Investigator, Molecular pathogenesis of alpha-tocopherol associated neuroaxonal dystrophy in animal models, (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Health

Principal Investigator, Identification of putative genetic mutations associated with equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health

Co-Investigator, Genetic investigation of juvenile idiopathic epilepsy in Arabian horses, Aleman (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health

Principal Investigator, Establishment of normal myelographic findings at the cervico-thoracic junction to the seventh cervical vertebra in non-neurologic horses, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Carrie Finno: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid a-Tocopherol and selenium concentrations in neonatal foals with neuroaxonal dystrophy 2015 Finno CJ, Estell KE, Katzman S, Winfield L, Rendahl A, Textor J, Bannasch DL, Puschner B Blood and cerebrospinal fluid a-Tocopherol and selenium concentrations in neonatal foals with neuroaxonal dystrophy J Vet Intern Med,
  • Carrie Finno: SERPINB11 frameshift variant associated with novel hoof specific phenotype in Connemara ponies 2015 Finno CJ, Stevens C, Young A, Affolter V, Joshi NA, Ramsay S, Bannasch DL SERPINB11 frameshift variant associated with novel hoof specific phenotype in Connemara ponies PLoS Genet,
  • Carrie Finno: Risk of false positive genetic associations in complex traits with underlying population structure: a case study 2014 Finno CJ, Aleman M, Higgins RJ, Madigan JE, Bannasch DL Risk of false positive genetic associations in complex traits with underlying population structure: a case study Vet J,
  • Carrie Finno: Applied equine genetics 2014 Finno CJ, Bannasch DL Applied equine genetics Equine Vet J,
  • Carrie Finno: Clinical presentation, response to treatment and outcome in Weimaraner dogs diagnosed with Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy: 53 cases (2009-2011) 2013 Safra N, Johnson EG, Lit L, Foreman O, Wolf ZT, Aguilar M, Karmi N, Finno CJ, Bannasch DL. Clinical presentation, response to treatment and outcome in Weimaraner dogs diagnosed with Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy: 53 cases (2009-2011) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Carrie Finno: Pedigree analysis and exclusion of a-tocopherol transfer protein (TTPA) as a candidate gene for neuroaxonal dystrophy in the American Quarter horse 2013 Finno CJ, Famula T, Aleman M, Higgins RJ, Madigan JE, Bannasch DB. Pedigree analysis and exclusion of a-tocopherol transfer protein (TTPA) as a candidate gene for neuroaxonal dystrophy in the American Quarter horse J Vet Intern Med,
  • Carrie Finno: A comparative review of vitamin E and associated equine disorders 2012 Finno CJ, Valberg SJ. A comparative review of vitamin E and associated equine disorders J Vet Intern Med,
  • Carrie Finno: Electrophysiological Studies in American Quarter horses with Neuroaxonal Dystrophy 2012 Finno CJ, Aleman M, Ofri R, Hollingsworth S, Madigan JE, Winfield L, Bannasch DL. Electrophysiological Studies in American Quarter horses with Neuroaxonal Dystrophy Vet Ophtho,
  • Carrie Finno: Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy in Lusitano horses 2011 Finno CJ, Higgins R, Aleman M, Ofri R, Hollingsworth S, Bannasch DL, Riley C, Madigan JE. Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy in Lusitano horses J Vet Inter Med,
  • Carrie Finno: Evaluation of epidemiological, clinical, and pathological features of neuroaxonal dystrophy in
Quarter Horses 2011 Aleman M, Finno CJ, Higgins R, Puschner B, Gericota B, Gohil K, LeCouteur RA, Madigan JE. Evaluation of epidemiological, clinical, and pathological features of neuroaxonal dystrophy in Quarter Horses J Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Finno CJ: Chapter 89: Equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, Sprayberry KA, Robinson NE, (ed), Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 7th Edition, St. Louis, MO. .

2015 Finno CJ, Bannasch DL: Chapter 52: Genetic tests for large animals, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, St. Louis, MO. 1530-7.

2014 Haskell SRR, Loghry BL, Finno CJ, Wegner K, DeFazio J, Gilsenan W, Johnson AL: Chapter 4: Physical exam, Lien L, Loly S, Ferguson S, (ed), Large Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 1st edition. .

2013 Finno CJ, Aleman M: Chapter 14: Genetics of equine neurologic disease, Chowdhary BP, (ed), Equine Genomics, 1st edition, UK. 217-40.

2013 Mickelson JR, Valberg SJ, Finno CJ, McCue ME: Chapter 11: Genomics of muscle disorders, Chowdhary BP, (ed), Equine Genomics, 1st edition, UK. 171-86.