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Welcome New PVM Faculty

Monday, December 16, 2019

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The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the following faculty members during the 2019 academic year. Please join us in welcoming them to the PVM family.

Melinda Anderson, PharmD

Melinda “Mindy” Anderson, PharmD joined the Department of Basic Medical Sciences as a visiting assistant professor of pharmacology effective July 1. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Purdue in 2018 and most recently completed the one-year Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Residency program in the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A familiar face in the College, she earned her Associate of Science degree in veterinary technology at Purdue in 2003, and then served as chief instructional technologist in the hospital before earning her PharmD degree.

Natalie Bullard, DVM

Natalie Bullard, DVM became a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences upon her appointment as clinical assistant professor of mobile surgery/shelter medicine September 3. Dr. Bullard serves as a veterinarian for the Priority 4 Paws mobile surgery unit. She earned her DVM degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to Purdue, she owned and operated a low cost, limited service practice focused on surgical and dental procedures, as well as serving as a shelter veterinarian for Eagle County, Colo.

Emily Curry, DVM

Emily Curry, DVM joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as visiting assistant professor of mobile surgery/shelter medicine effective February 4. Dr. Curry is a mobile unit veterinarian for the Priority 4 Paws mobile surgery unit. She earned her DVM from Purdue University in 2014. Before returning to Purdue, she worked as a small animal veterinarian at an animal hospital in Ohio. She also served as a veterinary surgeon, performing spay and neuter surgeries on shelter animals, while teaching veterinary nursing students anesthetic and surgical skills.

Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam, DVM, PhD

Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam, DVM, PhD was appointed as assistant professor of veterinary parasitology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology effective August 12. Dr. Dangoudoubiyam earned her DVM degree in 2000 at Pondicherry University in India followed by a master’s degree at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in 2002. She later earned a PhD at Purdue University in 2009. Dr. Dangoudoubiyam is board-certified through the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in parasitology.

Caroline Gillespie Harmon, DVM, MS

Caroline Gillespie Harmon, DVM, MS joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as clinical assistant professor of equine community practice effective March 1. Dr. Harmon earned her DVM degree at Kansas State University in 2012. She later came to Purdue where she completed a large animal surgery residency and master’s degree in 2016. She then continued as a post-doctoral research assistant and staff veterinarian for Equine Community Practice. Dr. Harmon is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Christoph Konradt, Dr rer nat

Christoph Konradt, Dr rer nat became a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology upon his appointment as assistant professor of immunology August 12. Dr. Konradt earned his Dr rer nat degree (PhD equivalent) in 2011 from the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg in Germany. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Konradt’s research focus includes the role of endothelial and T cells during infections of the vascular compartment and immune responses at the maternal-fetal interface during infection.

Geoffrey Lossie, DVM, MS

Geoffrey Lossie, DVM, MS joined the Department of Comparative Pathobiology as clinical assistant professor of pathology and avian diagnostician for the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory effective October 14. A graduate of Purdue, Dr. Lossie earned his DVM in 2014. He then stayed on to complete a master’s degree and avian diagnostic medicine residency program. Dr. Lossie most recently served as a faculty instructor and poultry health specialist at The Ohio State University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

Masahiro Murakami, BVSc, PhD

Masahiro Murakami, BVSc, PhD became a member of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences upon his appointment as assistant professor of diagnostic imaging July 15. Dr. Murakami earned his BVSc degree at Rakuno Gakuen University followed by a PhD at Hokkaido University – both in Japan. He spent several years working in private practice in both Japan and in the U.S. He most recently completed a diagnostic imaging residency program at Purdue this summer. Dr. Murakami is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Rafael Neves, DVM, MSc, PhD

Rafael Neves, DVM, MSc, PhD joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences as assistant professor of food animal production medicine effective May 14. Dr. Neves earned his DVM degree in 2008 at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in Brazil. He then completed a master’s degree at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in 2011 and went on to earn a PhD at Cornell University in 2017. Dr. Neves comes to Purdue from Texas Tech University where he served as assistant professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.


Writer(s): Allison Carey | pvmnews@purdue.edu



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