She has been studying a novel dystrophin-deficient animal model, the Labradoodle. Preliminary cardiac imaging, necropsy, and histopathology data indicate that dystrophin-deficient Labradoodles develop cardiac and skeletal pathology that mimics the disease seen in people with DMD. Dr. Shrader is also performing cardiac transcriptomic analyses on this model; understanding the cardiac manifestation of DMD at the level of gene expression may allow for future development of targeted therapeutics.

Dr. Shrader has additional interests in toxicologic pathology, medical device pathology, and ocular pathology.

DVM, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine , 2008
BS, Wilson College, Biological Sciences , 2006