COVAB Seminar Series (Dr. Kathy Gabrielson, DVM, PhD, DACVP)

Event Date
Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 3:00pm
Event Info

Topic :   Comparison of human and great ape cardiovascular diseases- similarities and fascinating differences.​

Speaker:  Dr. Kathy Gabrielson, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Dr. Kathy Gabrielson, DVM, PhD, DACVP is a comparative pathologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in Baltimore Maryland, USA. Her research is focused on diseases of the heart including, cancer therapy induced toxicity and stress induced cardiac injury. Her research has been funded by NIH, AHA and DOD. She recently discovered the protective properties on receptor tyrosine kinase ErbB2 during beta-adrenergic stress. Her lab is currently studying epigenetic mechanisms of maternal stress on the next generation and progeny heart disease. She has mentored many pre-med and pre-vet students, as well as lab animal and pathology fellows, graduate students and faculty, and part of the goal for her trip to Uganda is to set up a potential research project for one student she mentors. Dr. Gabrielson also directs 2 pathology courses at Johns Hopkins University and has won teaching awards related to the human pathology class she directs.  The topic of her seminar will focus on human compared to great ape cardiovascular diseases, similarities, mostly differences and interesting questions related to etiologies of great ape fibrosing cardiomyopathy that still remains to be answered.​

Event Venue
COVAB Media Hall, Level 2 Room 201, COVAB Main Block
Category by Unit
College of Veterinary Medicine, animal resources and bio-security
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
jnizeyi@yahoo.com, pr@covab.mak.ac.ug
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