Sara M Thomasy

Professor

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Office
4303 Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
California Veterinary Medical License
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Education
2000, BS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2005, DVM, University of California, Davis, California
2006, PhD, University of California, Davis, California
2007, Internship Training, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
2010, Residency Training, University of California, Davis, California
2014, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, Respiratory and ocular toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials, Drs. Sara Thomasy, Kent Pinkerton and Laura Van Winkle (Principal Investigator), NIH NIEHS
Co-Principal Investigator, Non-human primate models of cone disorders and other heritable retinal diseases, Jeffrey Rogers, Rui Chen, Timothy Stout, Ala Moshiri (Principal Investigator), NIH-NEI
Co-Investigator, Biophysical cues and corneal wound healing, Murphy (Principal Investigator), NIH-NEI
Co-Investigator, Cognitive, Socioaffective, and Neural Development Following Fetal Zika Virus Infection, Eliza Bliss-Moreau (Principal Investigator), NIH
Co-Investigator, Suprachoroidal delivery of viral vectors in non-human primate models of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Glenn Yiu (Principal Investigator), California National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Program
Principal Investigator, The genetics of primary angle closure glaucoma in American Cocker Spaniels, (Principal Investigator), AKC Canine Health Foundation OAK Grant
Principal Investigator, The genetics of primary angle closure glaucoma in American Cocker Spaniels, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Matching Program
Principal Investigator, Genomics of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration in Miniature Schnauzers, (Principal Investigator), Gray Lady Foundation
Principal Investigator, Genomics of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration in Miniature Schnauzers, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Matching Program
Principal Investigator, Descemetorhexis Without Endothelial Keratoplasty and Ripasudil for Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health Grant
Principal Investigator, Genomic based profiling of canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome in Brittanys , (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health Grant
Co-Investigator, Comparison of longitudinal changes in chromatic pupillometry in normal dogs and dogs with sudden acquired retinal degeneration or optic pathway disease , Cooper (Principal Investigator), ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation
Co-Investigator, Comparison of longitudinal changes in chromatic pupillometry in normal dogs and dogs with sudden acquired retinal degeneration or optic pathway disease , Ann Cooper (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Matching Program
Principal Investigator, The Heidelberg Spectralis, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Equipment Grant Program
Co-Investigator, Topcon TRC-50DX Mydriatic Retinal Camera with Imagenet, Kathryn Koehler (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Equipment Grant Program
Co-Investigator, 3 Kowa SL-17 Portable Slit Lamp Biomicroscopes, Kathryn Koehler (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Equipment Grant Program
Principal Investigator, Infrared and Fluorescein Cameras, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health Equipment Grant Program
Principal Investigator, Is sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome an endocrine disease?, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health, UC Davis
Co-Investigator, Unraveling, diagnosing and modulating the role of wound bed associated fibronectin and collagen in vision-impairing corneal scar formation, Simon Pot (Principal Investigator), Velux Stiftung
Principal Investigator, Porcine cadaver eyes for microsurgical training of vet Ophthalmology residents, (Principal Investigator), Cello
Principal Investigator, Normative in vivo ultrasound biomicroscopy data for the assessment of the cornea and anterior segment of adult horses, (Principal Investigator), Cello
Principal Investigator, Genomic profiling of Jack Russell Terriers with Corneal endothelial dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Phenotype and genotype of novel, heritable progressive retinal atrophy in racing greyhounds, (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, In Vivo inhibition of tissue transglutaminase 2 (TGM2) to prevent corneal stromal haze , (Principal Investigator), CCAH
Principal Investigator, Efficacy and safety of netarsudil for canine corneal endothelial dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), CCAH-Matching
Principal Investigator, Efficacy and safety of netarsudil for canine corneal endothelial dystrophy, (Principal Investigator), AKC
Principal Investigator, Chromatic pupillometry as a screening tool for heritable retinal disease in rhesus macaques, (Principal Investigator), Cello
Principal Investigator, Chromatic pupillometry as a screening tool for heritable retinal disease in rhesus macaques, (Principal Investigator), ACVO
Honors and Awards
1997 Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Academic Scholarship
1997 Sullivan Scholarship
1997 Tradition Scholarship
1997-2000 Member of the Honors Program
1998 Phi Beta Kappa Freshman Book Award
1999-2000 Bernstein Scholarship (for cancer research)
1999-2000 College of the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee Research Fellowship
1999-2000 The Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa
2000 Phi Kappa Phi
2000-2005 UC Regents Health Science Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2001 Recipient of the Floyd and Mary Schwall Fellowship in Medical Research, University of California - Davis, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
2001-2006 Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2002, 2003, 2004 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Research Scholar, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2002, 2004, 2005 George H. Hart Scholar (top 10 students in the class), University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2013 Thomasy SM : Equine recurrent uveitis, , Merck Veterinary Manual, 11th edition, Whitehouse Station, NJ. .
Research Focus
Corneal wound healingLarge animal models of ophthalmic diseaseGlaucomaAntiviral therapy for feline herpesvirusOcular pharmacology and toxicology
Specialty Focus
Ophthalmology