Kari V. Lunsford, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Translational Biomedical Research center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39759-6100
DVM – University of Minnesota
Internship – Mississippi State University
Residency – Mississippi State University
Research – Research interests include topics in hematology, immunology, acquired coagulation disorders, hemostasis and angiogenesis with emphasis in the areas of comparative and translational medicine. Specific areas of interest include the pharmacokinetics of coagulation and platelet active drugs in dogs and cats, investigations into the role of the platelet in angiogenesis and tumor metastasis and novel drug delivery systems.
Teaching – A special interest in careful integration of basic physiology and pathology in the discussion of disease mechanisms and therapies with an emphasis on the clinical applications of classroom concepts.
Clinical – General interest in all diseases and conditions relevant to the specialty of internal medicine with particular interest in oncology, disorders of hemostasis and inflammatory and immune mediated disease.
Primary Area of Expertise
Particular areas of research and expertise include: thromboembolic diseases and therapies in dogs and cats, platelet cyclooxygenase expression, canine platelet responses to anti-platelet therapies, the platelet proteome, platelet-endothelial interactions, pharmacodynamics assays of immunosuppression, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory therapies and novel sustained-release drug delivery systems.