Additional MCM Cummings Faculty and Guest Lecturers

AyresSandy Ayres, DVM
Assistant Professor, Section of Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: sandra.ayres@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/sandra-ayres

Dr. Sandy Ayres is an Assistant Professor at Cummings School. Her general research interests are Caprine Reproduction: Advanced reproductive techniques, particularly in relationship to transgenics and cloning. She received her BS and MA from Duke University and a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.


BainPerry J. Bain, DVM, PhD, DiplACVP
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: perry.bain@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/perry-j-bain

Dr. Perry Bain received his Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia and his PhD from the University of Florida.


CourchesneSarah Courchesne, DVM
SEANET Project Coordinator
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: Sarah.Courchesne@tufts.edu
URL: http://vet.tufts.edu/seanet/seanet-staff/
http://seanetters.wordpress.com/

Sarah Courchesne, DVM, is SEANET’s Project Coordinator. She received her BA in English from UMass Amherst, and then abruptly changed course to pursue her interest in avian species. A veterinarian with a degree from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Sarah is particularly interested in causes of mortality in seabirds.


DadarahAkram Da’darah, MSc, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: Akram.Da_darah@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/akram-dadarah

Akram Da’darah, M.Sc. Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine who joined the Molecular Helminthology Laboratory in 2010. His main research focuses on Host-Parasite interaction in order to understand how schistosome parasites are able to survive in the host for several years. The overall objective of his research is to identify novel candidates that can be used as drug targets and/or vaccine candidates. Prior to joining Tufts University, Akram has worked at the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases/Harvard School of Public Health for twelve years as a post-doctoral fellow, a research associate and a scientist. He has extensive experience in studying schistosome parasites. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology in 1997 from Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine/Hamburg University, Germany. His Ph.D. research focused on polyamine metabolic pathway as a drug target for human parasitic diseases. He also obtained a Master’s degree in cytogenetics.


Donohue-RolfeArthur Donohue-Rolfe, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus, Infectious Diseases
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Email: arthur.donohue-rolfe@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/arthur-donohue-rolfe

General Research Interest: My general research interest is the pathogenesis of enteric bacterial pathogens. My particular current interest is understanding the pathogenesis of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). EHEC produces two toxins, Shiga toxin 1 and Shiga toxin 2. My laboratory has studied the basic structure of these toxins and is continuing to study their role in disease and the effects of immune therapy directed against the toxins may have in ameliorating the disease.


Betsy Like
Library Manager and instructor
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: betsy.like@tufts.edu

Betsy Like is the Library Manager at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She coordinates educational services for Cummings School students, faculty and staff; provides reference services; and manages day-to-day library operations. Betsy has been at Cummings School since 2003. Prior to coming to Cummings School, Betsy worked at NELINET, a non-profit company providing library services to academic, public, and special libraries in New England. Betsy has also worked as a reference librarian at Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and as a librarian for Itek Optical Systems. Betsy has an MLS from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.


Jean M. Mukherjee, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Vaccines, Infectious Disease
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: jean.mukherjee@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/jean-mukherjee

Dr. Jean M. Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She received her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and her PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her general research interests are development of immune-based methods for diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of infectious and toxin-mediated diseases of human, veterinary and/or zoonotic concern; animal model development; in vivo evaluation of candidate therapeutics; veterinary microbiology and parasitology.


MurrayMaureen Murray, DVM, DiplABVP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Wildlife Medicine
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: maureen.murray@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/maureen-murray

Dr. Maureen Murray is a graduate of Tufts Veterinary School and has been Staff Veterinarian at Tufts Wildlife Clinic since 2003. She is board-certified in avian medicine and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health doing research on rodenticide poisoning in birds of prey at the Clinic. She also has a strong interest in turtle medicine and conservation and avian orthopedics.


tina_riceTina Rice
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and instructor
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: tina.rice@tufts.edu


 

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Allen Rutberg, PhD
Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: allen.rutberg@tufts.edu
URL:  http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/allen-t-rutberg

A behavioral ecologist and urban wildlife specialist, Dr. Allen Rutberg evaluates wildlife management practices and focuses primarily on white-tailed deer ecology and conflicts. He researches fertility management and contraception to manage deer and wild horse populations, while investigating Lyme disease control and extending his contraception work to other countries. He earned his PhD from the University of Washington.


Saila-NgitaDiafuka Saila-Ngita, DVM, MS, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: Diafuka.Saila_Ngita@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/diafuka-saila-ngita

Dr. Saila-Ngita joined the faculty of Tufts University in 2010. Currently based at the School of Public Health of the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, he provides technical support to schools of public health and veterinary medicine members of OHCEA (One Health Central Eastern Africa) – an African university network supported USAID|RESPOND. Dr. Saila-Ngita is a trained veterinarian and an economist with several years of experience working in human, animal and environmental projects in Africa and in the United States. A 1982 graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Université de Lubumbashi, Dr. Saila-Ngita moved to the United States in 1990 where he received a Masters’ degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wyoming and a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut specializing in health economics.


david-lee-parritz-7939879889David Lee-Parritz, DVM, ACLAM
Chair, Department of Environmental and Population Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: david.lee-parritz@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/david-lee-parritz
http://svffoundation.org/ – Swiss Village Farm Foundation
http://azulunabrands.com/ – Azuluna Brands

David Lee-Parritz DVM, DACLAM is Director of the Laboratory Animal Medicine Service (LAMS) and Clinical Professor and Chair in the Department of Environmental and Population Health. Dr. Lee-Parritz received the DVM degree from Tufts University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He has extensive experience with research animal care and use in the academic and biotechnology setting. His interests include clinical medicine, research animal model development and laboratory animal welfare.


SheoranAbhineet S. Sheoran, BVSc&AH, MVSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, The Usen Family Career Development
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: abhineet.sheoran@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/abhineet-sheoran

Dr. Sheoran’s general research interests are Microbial pathogenesis, immune response against microbial pathogens, immunotherapy, vaccine development, and equine immunology. The focus of research is on bacterial and protozoan pathogens of zoonotic importance that induce enteric disease. He is investigating the nature of host-parasite interaction of Cryptosporidium spp. with respect to disease manifestation, pathogenesis, and immunity. He is also investigating the pathogenesis of disease caused by Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC), and developing immunotherapy for prevention of hemolytic-uremic syndrome, a complication of STEC infection and a leading cause of acute renal failure in young children. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Cambridge, England.


SkellyPatrick Skelly, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: Patrick.Skelly@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/patrick-skelly

Dr. Patrick J. Skelly jointly runs the Molecular Helminthology Laboratory at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with Professor Charles B. Shoemaker. A major focus of the laboratory is using newer molecular technologies, notably RNAi, to study helminth molecular and cell biology. Before coming to Tufts, Patrick was on the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Biochemistry in 1986 at the Australian National University from his work on the cuticle of the ectoparasite, Lucilia cuprina. Patrick is currently the Secretary of the New England Association of Parasitologists and a member of the Tellers Committee of the American Society of Parasitologists.


TelfordSam Telford, SD, MS
Professor
Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Email: sam.telford@tufts.edu
URL: http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/sam-r-telford-iii

General research interests: Research Ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne infections, particularly Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, tickborne encephalitis, and tularemia; wildlife parasitology.