The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has recently welcomed many new faculty members to our academic departments, each one bringing a unique set of skills and experience that enriches our college. In this Q&A series, you'll get to know their interests, expertise and more.
This Q&A features Dr. Sarah Caddy, assistant professor with the Baker Institute for Animal Health and in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Q: What has been your path leading to Cornell?
A: I graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2009 and spent a couple of years in mixed practice and emergency small animal practice in the United Kingdom. Whilst I really enjoyed clinical work, I was also fascinated by the potential of a research career, and so I started a virology Ph.D. at Imperial College London in 2011. After this, I spent a brief stint volunteering in a diagnostics lab in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis, and then I moved onto a postdoc at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge. This gave me the expertise and inspiration to successfully apply for my own independent research funding from the Wellcome Trust. With this fellowship I have been a clinical research fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and now I am excited to be crossing the Atlantic to continue my research at Cornell.