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Petra Werner, Dr.med.vet.


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Section of Medical Genetics, Room 4031
Department of Clinical Studies-Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
Office: 215-898-5703
Fax: 215-573-2162
Education:
DVM (Veterinary Medicine)
University of Basle and University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1989.
PhD (Molecular Genetics)
Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1994.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Myocyte Biology / Heart Failure

CVI Research Description:
We are currently studying canine models with various congenital heart diseases including conotruncal defects, juvenile cardiomyopathy, TVD (Epstein's anomaly), and mitral valve disease, in order to identify and study the gene or genes involved in the development of the malformation or disease.

Additional models of congenital heart disease can be investigated due to a large canine and feline patient population here at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
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Last updated: 02/18/2009
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