University of Oklahoma. He worked as a staff scientist at Schering-Plough Research Institute prior to his current position. Dr. Bolser is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Physiology, has helped develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough for the American College of Chest Physicians, and has served as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry. His research involves investigations in pathology and physiology of cough as well as the use of rat and feline models to observe spontaneously active and recruited brainstem neurons during cough. He aims to model the configuration of the brainstem neural network controlling airway protection, and to identify the mechanism of action of cough suppressant drugs.
Kelly D. Garcia, DVM, Ph.D., Clinical Veterinarian, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her experience with supervising the care and husbandry of large animals at UIC includes a colony of over 80 dogs in addition to sheep, pigs, cows, rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. She has published several papers in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Neurosciences. Dr. Garcia has collaborated on a research project studying G-protein regulation of ion channels and completed a post-doctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Currently, Dr. Garcia oversees operations at the UIC Biologic Resources Laboratory surgical facility. At UIC, Dr. Garcia has served on numerous committees including as a Council Member on the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Research Resources Committee and as a past president of the Chicago Branch of AALAS. Dr. Garcia currently serves on the ACLAM Foundation Committee and the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Communications and Outreach Committee.
Joseph R. Haywood, Ph.D., is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at Michigan State University. He uses rats and non-human primates to study central and peripheral actions of hormones and drugs that regulate the sympathetic nervous system and blood pressure. His work has specifically targeted the mechanisms of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system as stimuli for sodium- and obesity-dependent hypertension. Dr. Haywood has been an advocate for the humane use of animals in research and education for over 20 years. He served on the Council on Accreditation for the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care for 10 years. He is presently on the Governing Board of the International Council of Laboratory Animal Science representing the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Haywood has served on faculties for national meetings for the American Physiological Society, IACUC