PI Advisory Board Member, Dr. David Kersey, was featured in the Winter/Spring 2014 volume of Veterinary Outlook Magazine published by Western University of Health Sciences. The article summarizes Yingmin Zhou and Xiaoyu Huang’s visit to the university (*funded by PI) last fall to train with Dr. Kersey. The scientists, from CCRCGP, were strengthening their techniques on fecal hormone analysis to improve captive breeding in pandas.
The next step, noted Kersey, is to “build the capacity to develp knowledge, bring it back to China, and apply it to species conservation”. Dr. Kersey took a huge step to that end last month when he traveled to China to help set up the edocrine laboratory in Dujiangyan. We will be spotlighting Dr. Kersey’s journal entries from that trip (funded by PI) over the next couple of weeks here on the blog so stay tuned!