The Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, located in the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, supports the clinical arm of the veterinary stem cell program. Lab personnel process, culture and store stem cells that have been collected from equine or canine patients for treatment.
- Dori Borjesson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, Associate Professor
Dr. Borjesson has clinical expertise in clinical pathology and cell biology. Research focus on hematopoiesis and mesenchymal stem cells derived from cord blood, umbilical cord tissue, adipose tissue and bone marrow. Our research emphasizes how Mesenchymal stem cells 1) alter the immune system (immunomodulation) and 2) function in an inflammatory environment.
- Larry Galuppo, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Professor and Chief - Equine Surgery
Dr. Galuppo's clinical expertise is in equine orthopedic surgery including tendon and ligament injuries, and joint disease, with special interest in traumatology and fracture repair. His research emphasis is on biomechanics of fracture generation, implant design and fracture repair, with focus in novel healing methods for musculoskeletal injuries utilizing regenerative medicine technology.
- Sean Owens, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Assistant Professor
Following an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed a fellowship in small animal transfusion medicine at the University of Pennslyvania's Penn Animal Blood Bank. Dr. Owens completed his residency training in clinical pathology at UC Davis in 2004, and worked as a clinical pathologist with IDEXX Reference Laboratories, Inc., for two years prior to coming back to UC Davis. His research interests include red cell compatibility issues, blood banking, and transfusion medicine.
- Julie Burges, BS, MS - Laboratory Supervisor
- Patty Beaver, CLS - Lead Technician
- Brittany Elizondo - Technician