Sarah Culver joined the Breen Lab as a DVM/PhD dual degree student in the Fall of 2009, after graduating from Allegheny College with a BS in Biology. She spent one year working on graduate school coursework and just finished the first two years of vet school. She has now returned to the lab full time to complete her thesis work.
Sarah is focusing on identifying genetic abnormalities in canine leukemias using array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). To date, she has worked on several leukemia case studies and is currently working on a larger study to evaluate a number of leukemias for copy number variation and the comparative value of the tumor in dogs to humans.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys training and playing with her two dogs. She has a 1.5 year old English Bulldog mix named Maxine, and a 7 month old German Shepherd mix named Gilligan.
We are currently recruiting leukemia samples to be part of Sarah’s study. If interested, please contact us at info@BreenLab.org.