Petit Institute Seminar, Co-Hosted by VentureLab

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday February 27, 2018
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Room 1128
  • Phone: 4048946228
  • URL: Petit Institute website
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
Contact

Harold Solomon

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "The Role of Pet Dogs in Veterinary Clinical Trials in Preparation for Human Clinical Trials in Neuroscience" - Simon Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS - University of Georgia

Full Summary: No summary paragraph submitted.

Media
  • Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
    (image/jpeg)

"The Role of Pet Dogs in Veterinary Clinical Trials in Preparation for Human Clinical Trials in Neuroscience"

Simon R Platt BVM&S MRCVS
Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology), Dipl. ECVN
Professor Neurology & Neurosurgery
Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia 


Much of the progress made in neuroscience has relied on rodent models. Although these models have helped tremendously advance the understanding of neurologic disease pathogenesis, treatment breakthroughs have been hampered by the fact that these models do not truly translate to what is seen in humans. The bases for this 'lost in translation' has been suggested to be due to different brain white and grey matter composition, different brain structure and size, a lack on a natural immune systems in many rodent models as well as a lack of heterogeneity in these models which are often induced rather than naturally occurring. Dogs have a similar genetic make up to humans, a similarly structured nervous system and a exhibit the same type of naturally occurring diseases - does the pet dog then represent the perfect model for treatment trials which will finally translate into successful therapies in humans?
 

Related Links

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Feb 7, 2018 - 10:10am
  • Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018 - 3:32pm