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Susan J. Tornquist
Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs
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.
Tornquist SJ, Boeder L, Rios-Phillips C, Alarcon V. 2010. Prevalence of Mycoplasma haemolamae infection in Peruvian and Chilean llamas and alpacas.. Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc. 22(5):766-9.
Gorman EM, Villarroel A, Tornquist SJ, Flachsbart J, Warden A, Boeder L. 2009. Comparison between manual and automated total nucleated cell counts using the ADVIA 120 for pleural and peritoneal fluid samples from dogs, cats, horses, and alpacas.. Veterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 38(3):388-91.
Tornquist SJ, Boeder L, Cebra CK, Messick J. 2009. Use of a polymerase chain reaction assay to study response to oxytetracycline treatment in experimental Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae infection in alpacas.. American journal of veterinary research. 70(9):1102-7.