Can you create a 3rs culture? Bring on the revolution!
The 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) are an integral part of conducting high quality bioscience.
Please join the Office of Animal Welfare for a presentation by Dr. Graham on how she has incorporated the 3Rs into her research in a revolutionary way by incorporating a behavior management program. At the University of Minnesota, adoption of3Rs technologies has created conditions where animals flourish and scientific outcomes are more reliable.
About the Speaker
Dr. Graham is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Veterinary Population Medicine. Dr. Graham is also the Director of the Preclinical Research Center (PCRC) at the University of Minnesota. She earned her M.P.H in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D from Utrecht University. Her research is centered on the development of cell-based therapies for the treatment of diabetes, specifically extrahepatic delivery of islets. Dr. Graham is also widely recognized for her expertise in the characterization and refinement of animal models of chronic disease to enhance translation to the clinic. This work proved pivotal to the first demonstration of successful long-term diabetes reversal after adult pig islet xenotransplant in nonhuman primates. Dr. Graham is serving on the North American 3Rs Consortium steering committee, the NIAID Nonhuman Primate Transplantation Tolerance Cooperative, and NIAID Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation Cooperative Research Program. Her research is supported by the State of Minnesota, JDRF, and NIH.