Carrie Finno

Associate Professor

Population Health & Reproduction

Office
280 CCAH, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Licensure, Minnesota
Education
1999, BSc, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2004, DVM, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
2006, Internship, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, St Paul, MN
2008, Residency, University of California, Davis, VMTH, Davis, CA
2012, PhD, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
2013, Post-Doctorate, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Impact of vitamin E supplementation on equine muscle mass, morphology and mitochondria, Valberg (Principal Investigator), Michigan State University Freeman Fund for Equine Research
Principal Investigator, Unraveling complex traits by defining genome function (Part II) , (Principal Investigator), Grayson Jockey Club Foundation
Principal Investigator, Genetic investigation of elevated GGT in Thoroughbred racehorses, (Principal Investigator), Southern California Equine Foundation, Inc.
Principal Investigator, Validation of an antemortem diagnostic field test for equine neuroaxonal dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Whole-genome sequencing of Thoroughbred racehorses with isolated serum gamma- glutamyltransferase (GGT) elevations, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health
Co-Investigator, Implications of cytochrome P450 polymorphisms on drug clearance, Heather Knych (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health
Co-Investigator, Investigation of a structural variant associated with KCNQ1 for Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy, Monica Aleman (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Equine Health
Co-Principal Investigator, Annotation of functional regulatory elements in the horse, Jessica Petersen (Principal Investigator), USDA-NIFA-AFRI
Co-Investigator, Transcriptomics for the detection of EPO Micro Dosing, Heather Knych (Principal Investigator), Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Grant Program
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Finno, CJ and Bannasch, DL : Chapter 52: Genetic tests for large animals, Smith, Van Metre and Pusterla, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, St. Louis, MO. 1709-1716.
2017 Finno CJ : Vitamin and mineral assessment, Pusterla N, Higgins R, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics (Chapter 13), Hoboken, NJ. .
2017 Finno CJ : Equine genetic testing, Pusterla N, Higgins R, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics (Chapter 52), Hoboken, NJ. .
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.
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 in the horse (eNAD).
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 using animal models.