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Stacy A. Semevolos
Interim Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs
Large Animal Surgery
209A Magruder Hall
Professional and Research Interests:
Dr. Stacy Semevolos has over 15 years experience in the field of comparative sports medicine and orthopedics, focusing on musculoskeletal disease, osteochondrosis and articular cartilage development of horses. Her studies explore molecular expression changes in osteochondrosis, a disease of young fast-growing horses, including two funded by the American Quarter Horse Foundation. She is also interested in orthopedic diseases affecting llamas and alpacas, including suspensory apparatus breakdown (dropped fetlocks) and the use of platelet rich plasma in treating ligament and joint injuries, with several studies funded by the Northwest Camelid Foundation.
Semevolos SA, Strassheim LM, Haupt JL, Nixon AJ. 2005. Expression patterns of hedgehog signaling peptides in naturally acquired equine osteochondrosis.. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 23(5):1152-9.
Semevolos SA, Cope RB. 2005. Determination of the anatomic communications among compartments within the carpus, metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints, stifle joint, and tarsus in llamas.. American journal of veterinary research. 66(8):1437-40.
Fortier LA, Deak MM, Semevolos SA, Cerione RA. 2004. Insulin-like growth factor-I diminishes the activation status and expression of the small GTPase Cdc42 in articular chondrocytes.. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 22(2):436-45.
Semevolos SA, Brower-Toland BD, Bent SJ, Nixon AJ. 2002. Parathyroid hormone-related peptide and indian hedgehog expression patterns in naturally acquired equine osteochondrosis.. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 20(6):1290-7.
Semevolos SA, Nixon AJ, Brower-Toland BD. 2001. Changes in molecular expression of aggrecan and collagen types I, II, and X, insulin-like growth factor-I, and transforming growth factor-beta1 in articular cartilage obtained from horses with naturally acquired osteochondrosis.. American journal of veterinary research. 62(7):1088-94.