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Anne Avery
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology

Mechanisms of autoimmune and immune-mediated disease, infectious diseases and cancer of the hematopoietic system. BA, Mount Holyoke Colllege, 1982
VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1991 
Phone: (970) 491-6138
Barb Biller
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

Innate immunity and cancer effects of chemotherapy on the immune system BA, University of California, San Diego, 1985
DVM, University of Wisconsin, Madision, 1993
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1997
Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1997
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2007 
Phone: (970) 297-4228
Seth Donahue
Associate Professor
Osteoporosis drug development, Drug delivery systems for fracture healing treatment, Bone mechanics and metabolism in hibernating mammals Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1999
M.S., University of California at Davis, 1997
B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1992
Phone: (970) 297-5050
Steven Dow
Professor, Immunology

Role of innate immunity in the development and progression of cancer and he use of novel immunotherapeutics to treat or prevent cancer and in the development of new vaccine adjuvants BA, University of Virginia, 1978
DVM, University of Georgia, 1982
Residency (SA Internal Medicine), Colorado State University, 1984-1987
MS, Colorado State University, 1987
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1992
Post-doc, National Jewish Research Center, 1992-1996
Phone: (970) 297-4014
Dawn Duval
Assistant Professor, Molecular Oncology

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and metastasis in breast cancer and canine osteosarcoma; Regulation of cell-specific gene transcription that governs pituitary development and contributes to tumorigenesis  BS, University of Nevada, 1989
Ph.D., University of Nevada, 1994
Postdoctoral, Colorado State University, 1995-1999
Postdoctoral, University of Colorado Health Sciences, 1999-2000 
Phone: (970) 297-4064


Nicole Ehrhart
Professor, Surgical Oncology

Osteoneogenesis, Limb Salvage, Allograft Science, Cytokine Therapy BS, Rutgers University, 1986
VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
Internship, Animal Medical Center, NY, NY 1990-1991
Residency, Surgery Colorado State University, 1991-1994
MS, Colorado State University, 1994
Post Doc, Colorado State University, 1994-1995
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Colorado State University, 1995-1996
Phone: (970) 297- 1218
Dan Gustafson
Professor, Pharmacology Research Director, Flint Animal Cancer Center; Shipley University Chair in Comparative Oncology

Pharmacology of cancer therapeutics, PK/PD, optimization of drug use, drug combinations, dosing and scheduling BS, Santa Clara University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Nevada, 1992
Post Doc, Colorado State University & University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1993-1996
Phone: (970) 297-1278
Amanda Guth
Research Scientist

Role of innate and adaptive immune cells in cancer, cancer vaccine development, flow cytometry, mouse tumor models BS, University of New Mexico, 1997
Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences, 2003
DVM, Colorado State University, 2007
Post Doc, Colorado State University, 2007-2010
Phone: (970) 297-1278
Ryan J. Hansen
Scientist II

Orthotopic mouse models of metastatic cancer, PK/PD, Small molecule quantitation Post Doc, Colorado State University, 2007-2010
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2006
B.A., St. John's University, 2000
Phone: (970) 297-4057
Sue Lana
Associate Professor, Medical Oncology; Section Head Clinical Oncology

Molecular characterizations of hematologic malignancies; tumor archiving; the interactions of complementary therapies and traditional cancer therapies, clinical trials coordinator BS, University of Iowa, 1986
DVM, Colorado State University, 1993
Internship, Texas A&M University, 1994
Residency, Colorado State University, 1997
MS, Colorado State University, 1997
Phone: (970) 297-4591
Susan LaRue
Professor, Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy, tumor cytogenetics, experimental therapeutics, stereotactic radiosurgery, tumor physiology and heterogeneity BS, University of Maryland, 1977
DVM, University of Georgia
MS, Colorado State University, 1986
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1992
Phone: (970) 297-0334
Angela Marolf
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging BA, University of Colorado, 1996
DVM, Colorado State University, 2002
Diagnostic Imaging Residency, University of Florida, 2007
Phone: (970) 297-5074
Rodney Page
Director, Flint Animal Cancer Center; Professor, Medical Oncology

Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer for all species BA, University of Colorado, 1975
MS, Georgetown University, 1977
DVM, Colorado State University, 1981
Residency, Internal Medicine/Oncology, The Animal Medical Center, 2007
Phone: (970) 297-4175
Elizabeth Ryan
Assistant Professor

Modulation of humoral immune responses, Role for bioactive plant food components in cancer control and prevention. "Crops for Health" program BS, Bowling Green State University, 1996
MS, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2003
Ph.D.,University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2006
Phone: (970) 491-1536
Bernard Séguin
Associate Professor

Surgical oncology, sarcomas and particularly osteosarcomas, clinical trials and translational research DVM, University of Montreal, 1992
Internship, University of Illinois, 1993,
Residency Surgery, Washington State University, 1998
MS, Washington State University, 1998
Fellowship Surgical Oncology, Colorado State University, 2000
Phone: (970) 297-5301
Douglas Thamm
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

Tyrosine kinase signaling in animal cancer cells, validation of biomarkers for novel therapeutics, targeted therapy to enhance chemosensitivity BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1990
VMD, University of Pennsylvania
, 1995
Internship, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital 95-96
Medical Oncology Residency, University of Wisconsin, 1996-1999
Post-doc in the Laboratory of Dr. E. Gregory MacEwen 1999-2001
Phone: (970) 297-4075
Stephen Withrow
Professor, Surgical Oncology; Associate Director, Animal Cancer Center; Stuart Chair in Oncology; University Distinguished Professor

Comparative Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Musculoskeletal Biology BS, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1965-68
DVM, University of Minnesota, St.Paul, 1972
Resident, Animal Medical Center, New York, 1973-1975
Post-doc, Mayo Clinic, 1975
Resident Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1986
Phone: (970) 297- 4175
Deanna Worley
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology BS, Montana State University, 1995
DVM, Colorado State University, 1999
Internship, Metroplex Veterinary Centre 1999-2000
Surgical Internship, Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery, 2002-2004
Residency, University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2007
Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Colorado State University, 2008
Phone: (970) 297- 4423