Division of Applied Veterinary Research
Lax Devireddy obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from India, his master’s degree in molecular virology from Canada, and his doctoral degree in veterinary virology from the University of Nebraska. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Michael Green at the University of Massachusetts from 2000 to 2006. He was a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University from 2007 to 2014. He joined the US FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in 2015 as a research biologist.
Dr. Devireddy’s research activities focus on developing bioassays that can predict the efficacy of veterinary stem cells. An integral part of these efforts is to formulate a synthetic medium void of animal sera to isolate and culture veterinary stem cells. The purpose of the defined medium is to set a standard baseline medium for reproducible isolation and cultivation of veterinary stem cells. The ultimate goal of these efforts is to develop biological/analytical assays that can reliably predict potency of veterinary stem cells in in vitro and in in vivo assays. Dr. Devireddy’s research efforts are in part funded by a challenge grant from the Office of the Chief Scientist. He also collaborates with researchers at NCTR and MIT.
Devireddy, L.R., Boxer, L., Myers, M.J., Skasko, M. and Screven, R. 2017. Questions and challenges in the development of mesenchymal stromal/stem cell-based therapies in veterinary medicine. Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews. Epub ahead of print.
Devireddy, L. R., Myers, M.J., Screven, R. Boxer, L. M., Skasko, M. 2016. A serum-free medium formulation efficiently supports isolation and propagation of canine adipose-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. Submitted.
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