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Neal Burke receives 2023 Crimson Spirit Recognition

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We are proudly announcing Neal Burke, Research Technologist Supervisor from the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, a Crimson Spirit Award recipient. According to Neal’s nominator, he has optimized assays that detect genetic mutations in dogs and cats. These mutations predispose the dog or cat to severe adverse drug reactions. The department’s assays were developed for preserved blood or cheek swab samples but they had been asked to test a variety of tissue samples to help determine the cause of death

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