Dr. Liz Sinclair
Supervisor: W.G. Pyle

Program: Ph.D

Academic Background:
Small Animal Internship, Atlantic Veterinary College
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)
B.Sc.H, University of Guelph

Awards:
Atkins Scholarship, Tippy (2012)
OVC-DVM Fellowship
Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular Physiology of Disease
Biomarkers Discovery and Diagnostic Development

Thesis Topic:
Cellular and Molecular Investigation of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Doberman Pinschers

Conferences Attended:
American Heart Association 2010

Abstracts/Publications:
“Retrospective analysis of peri-operative risk factors for cholecystectomy to treat gall bladder mucoceles in dogs at the Ontario Veterinary College and Atlantic Veterinary College” (submitted). Supervisors: Dr. N. Moens ACVS (OVC), Dr. T. Bailey, ACVS (AVC), Dr. Giselle Hosgood ACVS, Ph.D.(LSU)

Sinclair, E. “Epiglottal cyst in a 5 year old Thoroughbred” Canadian Veterinary Journal August 2008. 806-808.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:
Sinclair, E. “Global Warming in Canada.” Pattern Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation. Ed. Mary Lou Conlin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2008. 205-208.

Mini Biography:
Post-graduation in 2008 from the DVM program here at the Ontario Veterinary College, I pursued clinical training in the field of small animal medicine and surgery in both academic referral and primary emergency hospitals. By establishing proficiency in clinical science and practice, I am entering the exciting profession of research as a clinician-scientist.

Our research project is a dynamic collaboration with clinical cardiologists Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan and Dr. Michael O'Grady. By studying myofilament function in the failing Doberman DCM heart, and investigating novel biomarkers of heart failure, we hope to better understand pathophysiology, evaluate current treatments and design diagnostic tests that help our canine friends live longer, healthier lives.

Other Tidbits:
I have a dog named Jack - we both love love running and hiking together! I am also an avid rock climber, however, Jack prefers to stay on the ground.