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In this edition of Genome Barks Lee Arnold, Vice President of the AKC Canine Health Foundation welcomes Dr. Matthew Breen of the North Carolina State University Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Breen, recent winner of Asa Mays DVM, Excellence in Canine Health Research Award, gives us insight into Lymphoma and other canine cancers and explains the usefulness of the canine model for human research. Dr. Breen played a key role in the mapping of the canine genome and now uses his skills and resources to focus on the molecular cytogenetic evaluation of canine tumors as a means to discover the genes involved in the initiation and progression of cancers. In addition to his activities at NCSU, Dr. Breen was a founding member and now serves on the Board of Directors of the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium, Inc (CCOGC).
In this podcast we hear from Kayce Cover, an animal behavior consultant and coach, about her approach to training. Syn Alia Training System, or SATS for short, is an extension of bridge and target training. Ms. Cover is a professional animal trainer who has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a Masters of Science in Education. Cover trained as a research scientist, but prefers to work in applied communication and motivation – working to get results with people teamed with animals. Cover has worked for a number of highly prestigious institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and a number of universities. In this podcast she discusses her training methods and philosophy that have led to phenomenal success with multiple species.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust.