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B.S. Animal Sciences

M.S. Animal Sciences (focus in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)

I’m a native of New Hampshire, but spent most of my childhood in Florida. I’ve had a love for riding horses since the age of 6, and wanted to compete at the Collegiate level. Because of this, I attended Auburn University and was a member of their Equestrian team. While on the team, we won two SEC championships and two National Championships. While taking undergraduate science courses, I realized I had a passion for research, especially in the area of Molecular Biology. After graduating with my Bachelors, I stayed at Auburn for my Masters, and after graduating with my Masters in Science in 2014, I moved over to the Auburn Veterinary School to pursue research.

While studying under my mentor in Auburn, I became interested in Canine Congestive Heart Failure. We did a lot of research, examining the microRNA expression levels in affected canines versus normal dogs. All of this research is particularly interesting, because these microRNA are found in circulating blood, which makes testing very simple and noninvasive.

I moved back to Florida in 2017, where I became a Biology Instructor for South Florida State College. I taught a variety of Biology classes, but my favorite classes to teach were my Selected Topics in Biology, focusing on teaching Molecular Biology techniques, and Anatomy and Physiology I and II. I also was the Honors Director at SFSC, where I encouraged Undergraduate Research. It was very rewarding watching our research students gain confidence and skills that they would then use to present their research at state wide and nation wide conferences.

Recent Courses

Cardiology Physiology

Biochemistry Techniques

Selected Publications

Bohan, A.E.; Purvis, K.N.; Sawyer, J.T.; Bergen, W.G.; Brandebourg, T.D. Sampling Adipose and Muscle Tissue following Post-Harvest Scalding Does Not Affect RNA Integrity or Real-Time PCR Results in Market Weight Yorkshire Pigs. Foods 2022, 11, 1741.

Bohan, A.E.; Purvis, K.N.; Bartosh, J.L.; Brandebourg, T.D. The Proliferation and Differentiation of Primary Pig Preadipocytes is Suppressed when Cultures are Incubated at 37° Celsius Compared to Euthermic Conditions in Pigs. Adipocyte. 2014 Dec 10;3(4):322-32. Doi:
10.4161/21623945.2014.981434. PMID: 26317057; PMCID: PMC4550678

Bohan, A.; Bartosh, J.; Brandebourg, T.D.; Effect of Incubation Temperature on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Pig Preadipocytes in Primary Culture. Conference Paper

Jung, S.; Bohan, A. Genome-wide Sequencing and Quantification of Circulating MicroRNAs for Dogs with Congestive Heart Failure Secondary to Myxomatous Mitral Valve Degeneration. Am J Vet Res. 2018
Feb;79(2):163-169. Doi:
10.2460/aivr.79.2.163. PMID: 29359980

Ewing, C.A.; Ewing, C.W.; Bohan, A.; Circulating MicroRNAs in Canine Congestive Heart Failure – Why Exosomes? FASEB. 2022, 36, S1.