Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
California University Veterinarian License
2005, BS, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2009, DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario Canada
2014, MVetMed, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom
2017, PhD, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Environmental Health Sciences Core Center - Pilot Project Awards, Edward Schelegle (Principal Investigator), NIEHS Core Center for Environmental Health Sciences - NIH
Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation of hypercoagulability in dogs with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension, Lance Vesser (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Resident Grant
Principal Investigator, First Award: Evaluation of shear-induced platelet activation, neutrophil extracellular trap formation and thrombosis in cats using an in vitro microfluidic model of cardiogenic arterial thromboembolism, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Platelet activation and hemosatsis in dogs with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension, (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Co-Investigator, Evaluation of desmoglein-2 autoantibodies in canine arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Joshua A. Stern (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Heme-induced Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in dogs with Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Principal Investigator, Serum intestinal-fatty acid binding protein in dogs with small intestinal foreign body objection, Jamie Burkitt (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Creation and validation of an ELISA for quantification of citrullinated H3 in cats with HCM, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Is Toll-like receptor 4 the silent partner of thrombosis in cats with HCM? Investigating the immunothrombotic interactions between histones and platelets, (Principal Investigator), EveryCat Health Foundation
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Li RHL: Chapter 70: Acquired Coagulopathy, Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper K, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 444-454.
2018 Li RHL, Stern JA: Chapter 42: Pulmonary Thromboembolism, Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper, K, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 266-272.
2013 Li R, Humm K: Chapter 97: Canine parvovirus infection, Silverstein DC, Hopper K, (ed), Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Ed, . .
- My primary research focus centers on understanding the cellular basis and pathobiological roles of platelet signalling, neutrophil-platelet interaction leading to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation in sepsis and sepsis-associated organ failure in companion animals. My research interest also includes platelet activation, thrombosis and anti-platelet therapy monitoring in feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as a large animal model for familial human hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Specialty focus: small animal emergency and critical care, immunothrombosis, thrombosis and hemostasis in critical illness.