Stacy Semevolos

Director, Graduate and Professional Programs

Professor, Large Animal Surgery

Dr. Semevolos focuses her research on comparative orthopedics, particularly postnatal cartilage development and osteochondrosis in horses. She has discovered molecular expression changes in osteochondrosis and has explored the quantitative and spatial alterations of matrix molecules, growth factors, and cell-to-cell signaling in this important disease. In addition, she has discovered age-related changes in gene and protein expression patterns of matrix molecules, growth factors and paracrine factors in articular cartilage of normal growing horses throughout postnatal development. She has also investigated musculoskeletal disorders of llamas and alpacas, using molecular, biochemical, and histological techniques to evaluate suspensory apparatus breakdown in these species