Using animals in labs
Veterinarian to speak on biomedical research
Dr, Pete Gasper, DVM, will speak on the use of animals in biomedical research at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, Gasper’s presentation is free and open to the public.
He will explore the ethics of using animals for research and how do humans differ from other living organisms. What can researchers learn from animal studies that can advance good health for humans?
Gasper is a veterinarian and a board-certified member of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
He has worked extensively in the United States and Canadian research laboratories performing procedures with stem cell transplants on animals such as cats and mice.
In 2000, the National Institute on Aging recruited Gasper to serve as chief of comparative medicine.
Later he assembled his own research team and laboratory.