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Biomedical Models and Resources: Current Needs and Future Opportunities
ROBERT J. RUSSELL, DVM, MS
Dr. Russell received his DVM degree from the University of Illinois and his MS from Texas A and M University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Since 1985, he has been director of laboratory animal medicine for the worldwide operations of the Harlan Group of companies. His particular interests and experience include the development and provision of laboratory animals with known health, phenotypic, and genetic characteristics for use in biomedical and behavioral research. He collaborates extensively with investigators in the United States and Europe to help meet their specific research requirements and project goals.
PHILIP A. WOOD, DVM, PhD
Dr. Wood is professor and interim chairman of the Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an active investigator involved in understanding the molecular genetics of metabolism and elucidating molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases using animal models, particularly transgenic and gene knockout mouse models. A major interest is the role of aberrant fatty acid metabolism in both rare inherited diseases and more common diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and obesity.