Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine; a Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Member, Child Health Research Institute, Stanford UniversityJoseph Garner, DPhil, is an associate professor in the department of comparative medicine, a courtesy associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and a member of the Child Health Research Institute at Stanford University. Dr. Garner runs Stanford’s Technique Refinement and Innovation Lab, which provides 3Rs support services for researchers on campus. The overarching theme of Dr. Garner’s research is understanding why most drugs (and other basic science findings) fail to translate into human outcomes, the role that animal models and methodology play in these failures, and developing new approaches to improve the translation and benefits of animal research while minimizing welfare impacts. Dr. Garner is an internationally recognized expert in the behavior and welfare of laboratory mice, including awards from the National Center for the 3Rs (UK), AALAS, the Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association, and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Dr. Garner also works extensively in human health, both as a researcher and an advocate. Dr. Garner’s current human health research is focused on animal and human studies in autism, and animal work in trichotillomania and skin-picking. The question driving all of this work is “Why does one sibling becomes ill and another does not?,” and the goal is to identify biomarkers leading to screening, prevention, and personalized treatment options. Dr. Garner’s advocacy work includes serving on scientific advisory boards for the Trichotillomania Learning Center, the Tourette Syndrome Association, and the Beautiful You Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Foundation.
Henry Spira Memorial Lecture: Joseph Garner, DPhil
Friday, April 1
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine; a Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Member, Child Health Research Institute, Stanford University
Joseph Garner, DPhil, Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center