Tracy Drazenovich DVM

Staff Research Associate

Population Genetics of Domestic Ferrets with Cancer

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Dr. Drazenovich, from the laboratory of Dr. Michelle Hawkins, is working in our lab with Lisa Goldberg, Holly Ernest and Michelle Hawkins to examine relationships between genetics and the high incidence of cancer in pet ferrets. This work will provide critical information toward reduction of pain and suffering in these pets and also assist biomedical research that benefits human health.  Preliminary seed funding for this work has been provided by the Center for Comparion Animal Health.