New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Associate Professor, Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Director of Regulatory Affairs and Co-Director Residency Program, University of Pennsylvania - Laboratory Animal Medicine

Research Areas: laboratory animal medicine
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Duran-Struuck, R., Matar, A. J., Huang, C. A. Myeloid Leukemias and Virally Induced Lymphomas in Miniature Inbred Swine: Development of a Large Animal Tumor Model Front Genet 20: 332, 2015 .

Duran-Struuck, R. Privileged to work with animals Lab Anim (NY) 44: 453, 2015.

Duran-Struuck, R., Huang, C. A., Orf, K., Bronson, R. T., Sachs, D. H., Spitzer, T. R. Miniature Swine as a Clinically Relevant Model of Graft-Versus-Host Disease Comp Med 65: 429-443, 2015.

Matar, A. J., Patil, A. R., Al-Musa, A., Hanekamp, I., Sachs, D. H., Huang, C. A., Duran-Struuck, R. Effect of Irradiation on Incidence of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Miniature Swine Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 21: 1732-1738, 2015.

Guallart, P. A., Zitsman, J., Sondermeijer, H., Woodland, D., Kato, Y., Weiner, J., Griesemer, A., Buehler, L., McMurchy, A., Levings, M., Sykes, M., Duran-Struuck, R. Induction of Durable Mixed Hematopoietic Chimerism and Immune Tolerance in Monkeys Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 21: S46-S47, 2015.

Guallart, P. A., Zitsman, J., Sondermeijer, H., Buehler, L., Ovanez, C., McMurchy, A., Levings, M., Sykes, M., Duran-Struuck, R. Phenotype, Function and Expansion of Regulatory T Cells in the Cynomolgus Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 21: S280-S281, 2015.

Kato, Y., Griesemer, A., Duran-Struuck, R., Wu, A., Woodland, D., Weiner, J., Ohmura, Y., Martinez, M., Alonso, P., Baker, S., Karolewski, B., Lefkowitch, J., Kawai, T., Kato, T., Sykes, M. The First Tolerance Induction Model for Combined Liver and Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation in Cynomolgus Monkey Transplantation 98: 398-398, 2014.

Weiner, J., Duran-Struuck, R., Zitsman, J., Sykes, M., Griesemer, A. Resting and Restimulation after Cryopreservation Restores Regulatory T Cell Phenotype and Function Transplantation 98: 677-678, 2014.

Leonard, D. A., Kurtz, J. M., Mallard, C., Albritton, A., Duran-Struuck, R., Farkash, E. A., Crepeau, R., Matar, A., Horner, B. M., Randolph, M. A., Sachs, D. H., Huang, C. A., Cetrulo, C. L. Vascularized composite allograft tolerance across MHC barriers in a large animal model Am J Transplant 14: 343-355, 2014.

Duran-Struuck, R., Climov, M., Gusha, A., Harrington, E., Matar, A. J., Crepeau, R. L., Spitzer, T. R., Sachs, D. H., Huang, C. A. Immune Modulation of Antibody Responses Induced Through Allogeneic Cell Transplantation Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 19: S286-S287, 2013.

B.S. (Biochemistry) Tufts University, 1998

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Tufts University, 2002

PhD (Immunology) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 2011

Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Florida Veterinary Specialists and Cancer Treatment Center (2002 to 2003)
Intership in Surgery and Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School (2003 to 2006)
Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center- Bone Marrow Transplant Section (2004 to 2007)
Fellowship in Comparative Medicine

Harvard Medical School - Transplantation Biology Reseach Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital (2007 to 2010)
Transplantation Immunology Fellowship