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October 12, 2020

Kristen Messenger to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar

Submitted by Gail Eyestone

Kristen Messenger, assistant professor of pharmacology in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, will present, "NSAID-Induced GI Injury: Mechanisms and New Modulators of Inflammation" at the next Anatomy and Physiology Seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, via Zoom, passcode A&P.

Messenger completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State and an internship in emergency and critical care at Louisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in Kentucky. She completed a residency in anesthesiology, followed by a combined Doctor of Philosophy-residency in clinical pharmacology, at NCSU. She is board-certified in both anesthesia and clinical pharmacology and currently works with each of these specialty services at NCSU. Messenger's research interests are in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic and anesthetic drugs, with a special focus on NSAIDs and opioids in companion animals.

Outside of work, she spends her time taking care of two retired research beagles and one retired research cat, one geriatric, but perfect, corgi and one Anglo-Arabian horse.