Diane McConnell

Research Specialist
Personal Statement: 

Responsibilities: 

 

·         Preservation of human & animal tissue

·         Embedding tissue

·         Sectioning

·         H&E

·         Immunohistochemistry

·         Special Stains

·         Assist in troubleshooting laboratory protocols

Also has experience in: 

  • Pathological description and gross dissection of biopsies and surgical specimens
  • DNA analyses including PCR, Southern Blots
  • Western Blots
  • Cell cultures
  • Use of Radioisotopes

Publications: 

  1.        Plegge, S.D., L.L. Berger, G.C. Fahey, Jr and D.D. Wende. 1980.  Utilization of roasted soybean     

meal in sheep.  Abstract for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Animal Science.

 

  1.        Wende, DD, LK Riley, CL Besch-Williford, KA Gardner.  1991.  Application of Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism and Western Blot Analyses for Characterization of the Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus.  AALAS Bulletin, July Vol 39 (4) pp.25

 

  1.        Cundiff, DD and CL Besch-Williford.  1992.  Respiratory Disease in a Colony of Rats:What’s Your Diagnosis?. Lab.Animals. 21:16-19.

 

  1.        Cundiff, DD, LK Riley and CL Besch-Williford. 1992. Characterization and Taxonomic Analysis of the Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus of Rats and Rabbits.  Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.   pp. 197.

 

  1.        LK Riley, CL Besch-Williford and Cundiff, DD. 1994.  The Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus.  Technical Bulletin – Charles Rivers Laboratory.

 

  1.        Cundiff, DD, CL Besch-Williford, RR  Hook Jr., CL Franklin, and LK Riley. 1994. Detection of Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus by PCR.  J Clin Micro. Vol. 32 (8) pp 1930-1934.

 

  1.        Kornegay, JN, DJ Bogan, JR Bogan, MK Childers, DD Cundiff, GF Petroski and RO Scheuler. 1999. Contraction Force Generated by Tarsal Joint Flexion and Extension in Dogs with Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy. J Neurol Sci Vol.166 (2) pp 115-121.

 

  1.        Kornegay, JN, DD Cundiff, DJ Bogan, JR Bogan and CS Okamura.  2003. The Cranial Sartorius Muscle Undergoes True Hypertrophy in Dogs With Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy. Neuromuscular Disorder  Vol.13 (6) pp 493-500.

 

  1.        Campbell J B.S., Miller DC, M.D. Ph.D.,Cundiff D, Ph.D. D.V.M. Feng Q, M.S., Litofsky NS, M.D., F.A.C.S. Neural stem/progenitor Cells React to Non-glial CNS Neoplasms. Springerplus. 2015; 4: 53.

Published online 2015 Feb 3. doi:  10.1186/s40064-015-0807-z

 

  1.      JSHarrison, M.D., SR.Frazier, D.O., DD McConnell, D.V.M, Ph.D., SJ Yasar, M.D., N Melnyk, M.D,. G Salaru, M.D.  Evidence of both von Willebrand factor deposition and Factor V deposition onto AL amyloid as the etiology of a severe bleeding diathesis. Pending publication (submitted to Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis).

 

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

 

Wende, DD.  Application of Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism and Western Blot Analys Characterization of the Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus.  Poster presentation at the American    Association for Laboratory Animal Science 42nd General Meeting, Buffalo, NY October 20-24, 1991.

 

Cundiff, DD.  Characterization and Taxonomic Analysis of the Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus of Rats            and Rabbits.  Poster presentation at the American Society of Microbiology 92nd   General Meeting May         26-29, 1992.