VGL's Ann T. Bowling Fellowship Supports Graduate Students Studying Heritable Disorders in Animals

The Ann T. Bowling Fellowship was established by the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) in memory of Dr. Ann Bowling, who was a pioneer in veterinary genetics. In line with the VGL’s mission to promote and enhance research and education in animal genetics, this fellowship provides one year of support to full-time graduate students in UC Davis Ph.D. programs whose research is directed at identifying and understanding the genetic basis of heritable disorders that afflict animal species.

Check out this video of Isabel Casanova, a recipient of the fellowship! Under mentorship of Dr. Sara Thomasy, professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Casanova's PhD research focused on the identification of genetic factors for corneal endothelial dystrophy in dogs and the therapeutic effects of topical Rho-associated kinase inhibitors for treating the condition.

Dr. Casanova is a board-certified veterinary pathologist who is completing her PhD in the Integrative Pathobiology Graduate Group this fall.

Congratulations, Dr. Casanova!

Visit our fellowship page to learn more about the Ann T. Bowling Fellowship and previous recipients.

For students interested in applying for the fellowship, please visit the School of Veterinary Medicine's fellowship page.