John Peroni


John

 

Peroni

Professor
Primary School/Department: 
UGA Department of Large Animal Medicine
Title 2: 
DVM, MS, DACVS

Email: 
University: 
University of Georgia

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests:

Research in the Peroni laboratory focuses on the use of regenerative therapies ranging from cellular to blood derived products to treat musculoskeletal injuries, with a concentration on minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy.

Current research project: The surgery, performed in May, is the second successful feline kidney transplant using feline adult stem cells performed at the hospital. "To the best of our knowledge, UGA is the only veterinary facility in the world to use adult stem cells in feline kidney transplantation," said Dr. Chad Schmiedt, a board-certified small animal surgeon who heads UGA's feline kidney transplant program.

The service laboratory is managed by research professionals Merrilee Thoresen and Jenny Mumaw, who is enrolled in the college's doctor of veterinary medicine program and will graduate in 2016. The service is headed by Dr. John Peroni, a board-certified large animal surgeon and associate professor whose research focus includes stem cell therapeutics.