" I read somewhere a saying which was something like, 'Even those “perfect” people do not have all of their boxes checked off, you better work on your strengths to stand out rather than be good at everything'.... I think this is true not only for veterinary applications, but is also true for everything we do in life."
Dr. Koji Yasuda is a veterinary researcher and pathologist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Koji is originally from Japan and moved to the US when he was 15 years old. He received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Cornell and then went on to obtain his DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, followed by a PhD at Harvard University and a three-year comparative pathology residence at the New England Primate Research Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Koji has completed numerous internships with the World Health Organization in the Philippines and Laos in the midst of the H5N1 and H1N1 influenza outbreaks, was involved with a research project at Stanford University School of Medicine on the role of microbial populations in health and diseases, and conducted pathology research at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Click to read more about Dr. Koji and his passion for veterinary research and pathology.
Dr. Castaneda is a laboratory veterinarian at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Castaneda completed his veterinary education at Cornell University. With an interest focused on practicing high-quality medicine and contributing to biomedical research, Dr. Castaneda is involved in a broad range of responsibilities including coordination of all animal research projects, management of a diverse technical workforce, long-range planning and development of physical plant and program changes, and advising investigators on animal models and experimental protocols.
Dr. Daly Russ is a professor and extension veterinarian at South Dakota State University and serves as a State Public Health Veterinarian. Dr. Russ attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and his professional interests include epidemiology of food-animal infectious diseases, zoonotic disease and public health. Click to read more about Dr. Daly Russ.
Dr. Jackson-Jewett is currently an Attending Veterinarian at Chimp Haven, National Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Louisiana. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and has several years of experience working with and studying nonhuman primates in various settings, laboratory to zoological. She is a genuine and passionate leader in her field. Click to read more about Dr. Raven Jackson-Jewett.