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Sherry Kay Cox
Clinical Professor
Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

Research interests

Research interests include studies on the detection, actions, uses and effects of drugs, especially in companion and exotic animals and the development of improved analytical procedures for the detection of drugs.


  • B.S. 1985, Major - Chemistry, Minor - Biology, Lincoln Memorial University
  • M.S. 1988, Pharmacology/Toxicology, East Tennessee State University
    Thesis Title: Toxicokinetics of 1,3-Butylene Glycol versus Ethanol in the Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
    Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Ferslew, Ph.D
  • Ph.D. 2003, Comparative & Experimental Medicine, University of Tennessee
    Dissertation Title: Effects of Ciprofloxacin on P450 Drug Metabolic Pathways in Pigs
    Advisor: Dr. JoeBartges, D.V.M., Ph.D


Twenty-five years of experience in providing analytical services to detect and quantify the concentration of compounds in serum, plasma, whole blood, urine and tissues.