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University of Pennsylvania Penn Vet Referral Center for Animal Models of Human Genetic Disease Core Facility

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Kaitlyn Baraldi

Last Updated: 06/15/2022

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Core mission is to discover, create, characterize, treat, and share naturally occurring hereditary disorders in dogs and cats that are orthologous to those found in human patients. Provides expertise in discovering, characterizing, and developing therapies for genetic disease in dogs and cats, which serve as models of same diseases that occur in children. Specializes in molecular discovery of mutations, clinical phenotyping, biochemical and histological characterization, development of therapies which are translatable to human patients and preclinical trials in animal models of human disease.