Heather M Wilson-Robles
Professor and Assistant Department Head for Research, Texas A&M University
Dr. Heather Robles received her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2003. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota in 2004 and a residency in Medical Oncology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Dr. Robles joined the Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences Department at Texas A&M University in 2007 as a Clinical Assistant Professor, converted to a tenure track position in 2008 and was awarded tenure in 2014. Dr. Robles teaches primarily in the 2nd and 3rd year Veterinary Curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Robles teaches fourth year students and house officers in a small group setting in the hospital. Dr. Robles' research has two main foci- bench based discovery targeting tumor initiating cells while exploiting common druggable pathways between canine and human cancers and clinical research using dogs as a model for human pediatric cancer. She has received over $8.1 million in external funding from a variety of sources. She has written 40 peer reviewed publications, 21 book chapters and authored 35 scientific oral abstracts at national meetings. Dr. Robles was recently awarded the TVMA Medical specialist of the year award and is the President of the Veterinary Cancer Society.