Sandra M Bechtel

Sandra M Bechtel,

Associate Professor, Medical Oncology Service Chief

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: sbechtel@ufl.edu

Research Profile

Improving the lives of companion animals with naturally occurring cancer; providing translational models for research in cancer causation, progression, and treatment Investigating innate immune system function in dogs with cancer; and nanoparticle therapeutics in dogs with cancer

Publications

2021
Analysis of canine myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) utilizing fluorescence-activated cell sorting, RNA protection mediums to yield quality RNA for single-cell RNA sequencing.
Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 231 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vetimm.2020.110144. [PMID] 33278779.
2020
Molecular diagnosis using RNAscope in-situ hybridization in canine malignancies.
Canadian journal of veterinary research = Revue canadienne de recherche veterinaire. 84(4):319-323 [PMID] 33012982.
View on: PubMed

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Characterization of Expression and Prognostic Implications of GD2S and GD3S in Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma
Role: Other
Funding: VETERINARY CANCER SOCIETY
Apr 2019 – Dec 2020
Development of RNA in-situ hybridization (RNAscope) to identify T regulatory cells and their function within the tumor microenvironment of canine oral malignant melanoma.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU
Feb 2019 – Aug 2021
A pilot study to determine the safety and efficacy of CBD oil use during chemotherapy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ELLEVET SCIENCES
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Melanocortin 4 receptor antagonist in the treatment of canine cachexia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TENSIVE CONTROLS PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS

Education

Diplomate – Internal Medicine (Oncology)
2008 · American College of Veterinary Medicine
Residency – Medical Oncology
2005-2008 · Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Rotating Internship – Small Animal Medicine/Surgery
2004-2005 · Mississippi State University
DVM
2004 · Michigan State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
VEM5200 Pnt Care Clin Skill 1
2020-2021
VEM5872C Veterinary Medical & Radiation Oncology Clerkship
2018-2021
VEM5308 Vet Med Oncology
2019-2021
VEM5008 Personal/Prof Develop
2018-2020
VEM5873 Oncology Clrkshp Elec
2019-2020
VME6905 Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences
2021
VEM5874C Veterinary Surgical Oncology Clerkship
2021
VEM5286 Vet Clin Pharmacology

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
sbechtel@ufl.edu