Veterinarians are playing and important role in protecting the nation's food supply. Dr. Hullinger will describe how scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working to develop tests and computer disease models to detect toxins and keep our national livestock safe from foreign diseases.

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Dr. Pam Hullinger

Dr. Pam Hullinger holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. She has been a volunteer in South and Central America to help build lasting veterinary infrastructure for livestock and horses in undeserved countries, and is the first female veterinarian in dairy/large animal practice in the Northern California Bay Area dairy shed. In 2001, she assisted the British government in 2001 with the eradication of Foot and Mouth disease from the United Kingdom.

Erin McKay

Erin M. McKay is a Biology teacher at Tracy High School in Tracy, CA. She received her BS in Biology with an emphasis in Plant biology in 2001 and her Science teaching credential in 2002 from University of California Davis.  While attending UC Davis she interned at a small startup, AgraQuest, in their microbiology department. After finishing her education, she began teaching at Tracy high in 2002, and began participating in Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Teacher Research Academy. As of the summer of 2011, she and three other west coast teachers began collaborating with Rutgers University's Waksman Institute's student scholar program.  This program trains teachers and students how to do genuine Molecular Biology research in the classroom.  In the summer of 2012, Erin helped organize and instruct the student scholar program at Lawrence Livermore Lab's Teacher Research Academy.