Susan J. Tornquist

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Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs
Professor
Clinical Pathology 

200B Magruder Hall
541-737-6943 (voice mail)
541-737-2098 (reception)
541-737-4245 (fax)
susan.tornquist@oregonstate.edu

Professional Awards: 

Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, 1999
Pfizer Research Award for Research Excellence, 2002
Inducted into Veterinary Honor Roll, Morris Animal Foundation, 2003

Professional and Research Interests: 
  • Hematology
  • Diagnostic cytology and hematology
  • Metabolic disease
  • Medical education/curriculum

 

My research interests are primarily in immune response to infectious disease, hematology and metabolic diseases. We do most of our work with camelids (llamas and alpacas), but also collaborate on studies in a variety of animal species. Our particular interest is in Mycoplasma haemolamae, an organism that affects red blood cells of llamas and alpacas. We developed a PCR assay for the organism and have used it to study multiple aspects of the infection.

Publications

2008
2006
Kutzler MA, Shoemaker M, Valentine BA, Bildfell RJ, Tornquist SJ.  2006.  Bilateral cystic rete testis in an alpaca (Lama pacos).. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 18(3):303-6. Abstract
Waitt LH, Cebra CK, Tornquist SJ, Löhr CV.  2006.  Panniculitis in a horse with peripancreatitis and pancreatic fibrosis.. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 18(4):405-8. Abstract
2005