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Susan J. Tornquist
Lois Bates Acheson Dean
Professor of Clinical Pathology
200B Magruder Hall
541-737-6943 (voice mail)
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:
- 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.
Dubey JP, Mattson DE, Speer CA, Hamir AN, Lindsay DS, Rosenthal BM, Kwok OC, Baker RJ, Mulrooney DM, Tornquist SJ et al.. 2001. Characteristics of a recent isolate of Sarcocystis neurona (SN7) from a horse and loss of pathogenicity of isolates SN6 and SN7 by passages in cell culture.. Veterinary parasitology. 95(2-4):155-66.
Cebra CK, Tornquist SJ, Vap LM, Dodson LA. 2001. A comparison of coulometric titration and potentiometric determination of chloride concentration in rumen fluid.. Veterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 30(4):211-213.
Forest TW, Abou-Madi N, Summers BA, Tornquist SJ, Cooper BJ. 2000. Sarcocystis neurona-like encephalitis in a Canada lynx (Felis lynx canadensis).. Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 31(3):383-7.