Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Equine Surgery
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Liara Gonzalez DVM, DACVS-LA, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Equine Surgery at North Carolina State University with a clinical and research focus on intestinal disease. Dr. Gonzalez' research has been aimed at developing and utilizing large animal models to translate lab bench findings into clinically relevant, therapeutic interventions to benefit both human and veterinary patients. She is particularly interested in identifying improved means of determining tissue viability following severe intestinal injury, as well as studying the role of intestinal stem cells in modulating mucosal barrier repair following ischemic damage. To date, much of her research has helped develop the techniques necessary to utilize large animal model systems for the study of intestinal stem cells that include equine and porcine crypt isolation and 3D culture. Other work has helped to develop tests to evaluate intestinal tissue viability to improve prognostic accuracy in clinical cases of large colon volvulus. Dr. Gonzalez hopes to apply her knowledge and expertise in advanced laboratory techniques to solve clinically significant problems and further elucidate therapeutic targets to ultimately improve patient survival.
Friday, October 18
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 19
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM