Dr. Goodroe attended Texas A&M University where she received a bachelor’s of science in Biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in laboratory animal medicine at Johns Hopkins University in 2017 and is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Dr. Goodroe’s undergraduate work with marine mammals primed her interest in behavior. She enjoys collaborating with specialists in behavior, husbandry, nutrition, and clinical care to create optimum animal welfare environments for primates. She is an active member of the Association of Primate Veterinarians and National Primate Research Centers Consortium Marmoset Working Group in order to maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues.
Dr. Goodroe is particularly fond of working with marmosets, small New World monkeys from South America used for research in areas from Alzheimer’s to Zika. Texas Biomed is merging its marmoset population with marmosets from UT Health San Antonio, creating the largest colony in the country dedicated to aging and infectious diseases on the Texas Biomed campus, housing more than 400 marmosets.
Main Technologies and Methods Used
- Anesthesia support for clinical and research procedures
- Research project and clinical surgery
- Animal model development
- Clinical management of nonhuman primates