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Kelly Makielski

Dr. Kelly Makielski is from Michigan. After Kelly graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, she completed clinical training in Small Animal Internal Medicine. During her residency, Kelly performed research in the field of veterinary hematology. She joined the Modiano Lab as a post doc in July of 2016 to gain more research experience in veterinary oncology. Kelly currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Kelly has worked on the VIGOR clinical trial evaluating oncolytic virotherapy in canine osteosarcoma, supported by a Targets of Cancer NIH T32 Training Grant. Kelly’s current focus is the development of biomarkers associated with prognosis of canine and human osteosarcoma. 

Kelly’s hobbies include hanging out with her pets, tending to her garden and many houseplants, and crafts, especially stained glass and knitting. She has two red dogs (Cricket, a pitbull mix, and Archie, a miniature pinscher), three black cats (Digby, Blossom, and Edith), and an orange corn snake named Pierre.

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(Updated 04/13/2023)