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    Horace Walcott
    Horace Walcott
    Educator/Scientist at NYC DOE
    Greater New York City
    LocationGreater New York City
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  • Biography
    For the past seven years, I have been spear-heading pioneering investigations to develop and test drone aircrafts and boats powered by solar hydrogen electricity. The drone crafts will be used for ecological and environmental monitoring. My...
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  • Professional Experience
    08/2002 - Present
    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY
    Coach Science Olympiad Club
    Mentor for after-school authentic Scientific Research conducted by students
    Volunteer Coach Fencing Club
    01/2004 - 12/2010
    Co-Chair, Historian Committee
    Part of my mission as an AAZV Member is to have more youth become interested in careers in zoological medicine. My current research focus is the development of a new and emerging sub-discipline called sHe-BioME.
    01/2001 - 12/2004
    I am conducting studies in bio-mechanics and bio-mimetics to develop a mechanical Thresher Shark tail.
    12/1991 - 08/1994
    Developed a carcinogenic bioassay system using the life cycle stages of the Japanese medaka fish and methodologies for culturing such life cycle stages.
    Benzene, a class A carcinogen, was demonstrated to induce pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions in adult medaka fish which were exposed to this agent.
    12/1991 - 08/1994
    Developed a carcinogenic bioassay system using the life cycle stages of the Japanese medaka fish and methodologies for culturing such life cycle stages. Benzene, a class A carcinogen, was demonstrated to induce pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions in adult medaka fish which were exposed to this agent.
    07/1986 - 09/1990
    Responsible for the Georgetown Zoological Park (1986 to 1988) (1989 to 1990 - consultant)
    Managed successfully the clinical treatment and rehabilitation of a four week old septicemic, orphaned manatee. (This manatee is now a 23 year old adult at the Guyana Zoo).
    Conducted an epidemiological and risk assessment investigation of thallium poisoning at the Guyana Zoo where more than 90% of the animals were saved even though more than 80% of those sampled had toxicologically significant thallium levels in their blood.

    Responsible for the West Demerara and Essequibo Islands (1988 to 1990)
    Controlled an epidemic of rabies infection by effective immunoprophylaxis among cattle in a remote region.
    Managed a highly successful private in-hospital and ambulatory service in Guyana.
    Investigated and resolved an outbreak of leptospirosis in a herd of prized Holstein cows at a ranch near Georgetown.
    Supervised 6 animal health assistants.
    In charge of preventive health care of all livestock in the region (11,000 square miles total area); this is one of the most agriculturally productive provinces in the country.
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  • Educational Background
    1996 - 1997

    M.Sc. Wild Animal Health, Royal Veterinary College, University of London & Zoological Society of London, September 1997, Zoological Medicine & Wild Animal Health (major), Ecological Toxicology & Chemical Pathology (concentration), Thesis: “A Toxicological Pathology Study of the Thyroids and Cochleae of Harbour Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) Exposed to Organochlorines in British Waters: Qualitative Morphopathology, Histomorphometry and Bioanalysis”

    Extra-activity: University of London Karate ClubScientific Fellow Zoological Society of LondonAVTRWAVTRW Platform Presentation 1997Acute Thallotoxicosis in a Margay (Leopardus wiedi) at the Guyana Zoo: Epidemiology and Risk Assessment,” Association of Veterinary Teachers and Researcher Workers (AVTRW), England, Scarborough, Yorkshire, March 1997.

    1996 - 1997

    Activities and Societies: University of London Karate Club Scientific Fellow Zoological Society of London AVTRW AVTRW Platform Presentation 1997 Acute Thallotoxicosis in a Margay (Leopardus wiedi) at the Guyana Zoo: Epidemiology and Risk Assessment,? Association of Veterinary Teachers and Researcher Workers (AVTRW), England, Scarborough, Yorkshire, March 1997.

    1994 - 1996

    Society of Toxicological Pathologists

    Extra-activity: Pfizer Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Toxicological PathologyResponsible for developing a bioinformatics model for the identification and classification of oral lesions.•Developed protocols for studying the effects of PCB on biosonar in bats and marine mammals.Developed bioinformatics model for investigating cases of wild life forensic toxicology.

    1994 - 1996

    Activities and Societies: Pfizer Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Toxicological Pathology Responsible for developing a bioinformatics model for the identification and classification of oral lesions. ? Developed protocols for studying the effects of PCB on biosonar in bats and marine mammals. Developed bioinformatics model for investigating cases of wild life forensic toxicology.

    1991 - 1994

    Activities and Societies: Society of Toxicolog American Society for Neuroscience American Society for Cell Biology Tulane Karate Club

    1991 - 1994

    “The Macro- and Micro-Morphology of the Life Cycle Stages of the Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes) Exposed to Benzene,” Society of Toxicology (SOT) Abstract #1632, USA, Dallas, Texas, English, March 1994.

    Extra-activity: Society of ToxicologAmerican Society for NeuroscienceAmerican Society for Cell BiologyTulane Karate Club

    1978 - 1984

    Activities and Societies: SAVMA Society For Ancient Medicine Designed A Mini-Course On Caged Bird Medicine Laboratory Assistant in the Avian Virology Laboratory of Dr. Yung Cho 1980-1984 Senior Externship Under Dr. Tom Vice and Dr. Mary Mainster at Broadway Animal Hospital, San Antonio Texas Summer 1983 Visiting Studentship Cardiovascular Research Institute, UC San Francisco Medical Center Summer 1980 Research Assistant Caprine Reproduction, Tuskegee Summer 1979

    1978 - 1984

    King, H and H.E. Walcott “Clinical Evaluation, Restraint and Surgical Sexing in Caged Bird Medicine,” Tuskegee Veterinarian, Tuskegee, 1983, volume number 3, pages 10 and 18.H E Walcott The Unrecognized Fathers of Cardiovascular Science, Tuskegee Veterinarian, 1981H E Walcott The Entropy of Consciousness In Veterinary Medicine, Intervet Fall 1981

    Extra-activity: SAVMASociety For Ancient MedicineDesigned A Mini-Course On Caged Bird MedicineLaboratory Assistant in the Avian Virology Laboratory of Dr. Yung Cho 1980-1984Senior Externship Under Dr. Tom Vice and Dr. Mary Mainster at Broadway Animal Hospital, San Antonio Texas Summer 1983Visiting Studentship Cardiovascular Research Institute, UC San Francisco Medical Center Summer 1980Research Assistant Caprine Reproduction, Tuskegee Summer 1979

    1977 - 1983

    I was interviewed by Kim Davis on FOCUS on TV 12 on the psychophysiology of meditation in May 1983I also conducted lectures and workshops on yoga meditation

    Extra-activity: Published articles on the psychophysiology of yoga meditation in the Tuskegee News, the University of Wisconsin Madison Student News Paper, Purity Magazine and Confluence Magazine.

    1977 - 1983

    Activities and Societies: Published articles on the psychophysiology of yoga meditation in the Tuskegee News, the University of Wisconsin Madison Student News Paper, Purity Magazine and Confluence Magazine.

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