Oliver was a regular contributor to the Royal Veterinary College's schools outreach program, including the 'RVC on Tour' and the BSc (Bioveterinary Sciences) Open Day for school children.
He also volunteers for British Society for Immunology public engagement activities (e.g. The Secret Life of Snot at the Big Bang Fair, ExCel Centre, London).
Communication of Scientific Issues
He passionately believes in the importance of clear communication of scientific issues to the greater public and his research was featured in a recent podcast ('RVC 50') and RVC Annual Research Highlights event. He has lectured to veterinarians and veterinary nurses in the UK, USA and Asia – both general practitioners and specialists.
Oliver's paper on the hematological phenotypes of different dog breeds, published in PLOS ONE, has been featured in a recent Press Release - RVC study provides large-scale analysis of blood cells in dog breeds. This work not only has immediate implications for canine medical practice, but also has far-reaching ramifications for our understanding of the genetic determinants of blood cells in health. This paper has been downloaded over 50 times from Oliver's ResearchGate page.
Members of the Immune Regulation Lab have presented their research at various events and meetings. Recently, Sabina presented at the 2017 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. The symposium, held at the National Institutes of Health headquarters, highlights the ways veterinary scientists advance basic and applied biomedical and environmental research. Sabina and Jie also presented at the Immunology Graduate Group's annual retreat. The group has sponsored an annual retreat for the Penn immunology community since 1987.
This past spring, Sabina started a Research Club at the veterinary school. The club aims to expose current students to the vast research being conducted by Penn’s faculty and to make students aware of the many research opportunities available on and off campus. During its first semester, the Research Club hosted a successful journal club for veterinary students as well as a lunch talk describing summer research opportunities pursued by current students.