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Pfizer Animal Health - MAF Fellowship, Characterization of Alveolar Macrophage Sensitivity and Phenotype in the Pathogenesis of Equine Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO)

Characterization of Alveolar Macrophage Sensitivity and Phenotype in the Pathogenesis of Equine Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO)

A passion for animals prompted Eilidh Wilson, BVMS, to first pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her dedication to healing animals then led her to veterinary research. After working in an equine practice, Wilson became frustrated by a lack of disease knowledge and innovative treatment options.

"Research is an avenue that I find more enjoyable and gratifying than clinical medicine," she explains. "I enjoy questioning existing beliefs and searching for answers [that] benefit animal health."

Wilson, who is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, has conducted research projects in studying respiratory disorders, including investigation of diagnostic imaging modalities, heaves and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. In addition to successful research collaborations, Wilson has conducted independent investigations.

She says the PhD program at Michigan State University, which is partially funded by the Pfizer Animal Health-MAF Fellowship, "not only enhances my training but it may open up new opportunities for me."

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Dr. Margaret E Wilson, BVMS, Michigan State University

Sponsor: Pfizer Animal Health