Shelby Gasson, DVM
Shelby Gasson, DVM (Grant 02526-E)
Mentor: William Brian Saunders, DVM, PhD; Texas A&M University
Dr. Gasson received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science as well as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Gasson completed a rotating small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Gasson is now pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and hopes to pursue a small animal surgical residency following completion of graduate school.
This is Dr. Gasson’s third year as the AKC Canine Health Foundation GCHP Hill Country's Let's Get Ready To Rumble “Rumble” Clinician-Scientist Fellow (akcchf.org/rumble). Her research project focuses on the development of tissue engineering constructs in combination with canine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of osteochondral defects (small cartilage injuries). Osteochondral defects are a common problem and leading cause of lameness, arthritis, and morbidity in dogs. Dr. Gasson’s long-term goals are to continue developing regenerative therapies for treatment of challenging orthopedic conditions in dogs.
Dr. Gasson’s mentor, Brian Saunders, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, has received CHF funding in regenerative medicine research. Read more about his research: 02078: Development of a Regenerative Medicine Technique to Treat Cartilage Disorders in Dogs
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