August 17, 2023
The College of Veterinary Medicine presented a variety of awards and scholarships during the CVM Research Day held Wednesday, Aug. 16.
CVM Research Day highlights current research efforts in the College and features students who participated in the Summer Scholar Research Program.
Awards and scholarships presented included:
CVM Summer Scholar Poster Awards
1st - Jessica Payne, "Treatment of Fungal Keratitis in Vitro using Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light: A Pilot Study"
2nd - Adam Steffensmeier, "Evaluation of Normal and Pathogenic Flora of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract of Goats"
3rd - Paulina Garcia, "Utilizing 3D Organoid Technology to Model Bovine Mastitis in Vitro"
4th - Jordan Schroeder, "Does Social Buffering Enhance Animal Welfare and Performance When Beef Calves are Commingled in Feedyard Environments?"
5th - Hsin Chen, "Effect of Age, Season and Scrotal Circumference on Cryotolerance of Small Ruminant Semen"
CVM Summer Scholar Manuscript Awards
1st - Hsin Chen, "Effect of Age, Season and Scrotal Circumference on Cryotolerance of Small Ruminant Semen"
2nd - David Lee, "Mechanism of Therapeutic Molecules for the Treatment of Genetic Disorders"
3rd - Jordan Schroeder, "Does Social Buffering Enhance Animal Welfare and Performance When Beef Calves are Commingled in Feedyard Environments?"
4th - Chloe Brown, "Construction of a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Containing a Stable Reporter
5th - Mikayla Adams, "Prevalence and Predisposition of Cutaneous Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases in Dogs and Cats in a Tertiary Hospital"
Graduate Student Poster Awards
1st - Maria Hakimi, "Comparative Phylogenomic Analysis of Brachyspira Hyodysenteriae Isolates from Diverse Geographical Regions"
2nd - Maria Chaves, "Nanopore Sequencing: Evaluation of Enrichment Methods for Avian Influenza Virus Recovery from Clinical Samples"
3rd - Molly Kroeger, "Insights into the Cellular Tropism of Porcine Circovirus Type 3 Using an Infectious Clone with and Without the Expression of the Antigenic GP5 Epitope IV of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus"
4th - Christina Meyer, "The Effects of NADPH Oxidase Inhibitor, Mitoapocynin-Encapsulated Nanoparticles in a Rate DFP Model of Epilepsy"
5th - Megan Neveau Thomas (not pictured), "Nucleoprotein Reassortment Enhances Transmissibility of H3 C-IVA Clade Influenza A Virus in Swine"
Post-Doc Poster Awards
1st - Andrew Noel, "T Cell Mediated Clearance of PRRSV in the Naive Porcine Lung in the Absence of Neutralizing Antibodies"
2nd - Fabian Diaz, "NRF2 Agonists have Antiviral Activity Against Bovine RSV in Vitro and Reduce RSV Disease Severity in Rodents"
3rd - Ashenafi Beyi, "Horizontal Transfer of the Highly Potent Multidrug Resistant Efflux Pump RE-cmeABC between Campylobacter Strains"
Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Research Graduate Scholarships Winners
Christina Meyer and Suraj Sundara Vasanthi
Livestock and Respiratory Diseases Graduate Scholarship
Lora and Russ Talbot Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine
Pictured, from the left, Henry (Onyekachukwu) Osemeke, Jinji Pang, Russ Talbot, Lora Talbot, Belen Hernandez, Nikhil Sanjay Rao, Daniel Moraes