Research Summary

My primary research interest is related to canine cervical spondylomyelopathy, also known as wobbler syndrome. This is the most common disease of the cervical spine of large breed dogs and it bears considerable similarities to the human disease called cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Although we have made significant advances in the understanding of this disease in the last few years, much is yet to be known. We plan to continue our work investigating key issues related to its pathogenesis, progression, diagnosis and treatment. Only with a thorough knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of this disease, we will be able to provide the best care to dogs with wobbler syndrome.

My secondary research interests are related to neuroimaging, primarily using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuro-oncology and epilepsy.