News : 2018 : July

New PLoS ONE Publications

Thanks to our collaborators for the opportunity to contribute to three new wonderful publications in PLOS ONE. These studies were headed up by adjunct professor Dr. Nicole Stacy, visiting scholar Dr. Guillaume Desoubeaux, and colleague Dr. Emma Hooijberg.

Translational proteomic study to address host protein changes during aspergillosis summarized the use of a mass spectrometry protocol to study proteomic changes in humans, rats, and penguins with aspergillosis. Great inter-species variation was observed. It is hoped that some of the markers identified in penguins will lead to further research of their application in diagnostics and prognostics of aspergillosis in this special species. Dr. Desoubeaux was a visiting scholar in our laboratory when this work was completed.

Serum protein electrophoresis in healthy and injured southern white rhinoceros summarized an investigation of electrophoresis in the white rhinoceros species with focus on changes in animals with varied degrees and chronicities of tissue trauma. This study was led by Dr. Emma Hooijberg of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Chronic debilitation in stranded loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the southeastern United States: morphometrics and clinicopathological findings defined clinicopathological variables important to the rehabilitation of debilitated loggerhead sea turtles. This large study was authored by Dr. Nicole Stacy of the Aquatic Animal Health program at the University of Florida. Dr. Stacy also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami.