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Student Research Symposium - 2012

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Student Research Symposium
Oct. 24 2012


Students who were engaged in research in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 presented a poster session on October 24 detailing their work. Forty-eight posters were displayed.

The poster contest was divided into an advanced category for students who have been working on their projects for >2 years, and a second category for starting graduate students, DVM students and undergraduate students who are participating in research within the College of Veterinary Medicine The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health

A major purpose of this event is to recognize (and learn from) the efforts of students and trainees–veterinary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and residents/interns – who contribute to the research mission of the college and profession.

Category 1 Poster Awardees


Adam Lesiak: "The Environmental Neurotoxicant, PCB 95, Promotes Synaptogenesis Via Ryanodine Receptor-Mediated Activation of CREB-Dependent miR132 Upregulation." Advisor: Dr. Gary Wayman, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience.


Regan Bell: "Serum Aldolase: a useful biochemical marker for the detection of muscle disease." Advisor: Dr. Annie Chen-Allen, Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Regan Bell

Gucan Dai: "CNGA3 achromatopsia-associated mutation potentiates the phosphoinositide sensitivity of cone photoreceptor CNG channels by altering intersubunit interactions." Advisor: Dr. Mike Varnum, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience.

Gucan Dai

Category 2 Poster Awardees


Petronella Hove: "The Arp Lipoprotein of B. burgdorferi Contributes to the Pathogenesis of Murine Lyme Arthritis." Advisor: Dr. Troy Bankhead, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

Petronella Hove

Michael Gonzalez: "Identification and Characterization of a Genome-wide Significant Region Associated with Red Blood Cell Phenotypes in Domestic Sheep." Advisor: Dr. Stephen White, USDA-ADRU and Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.


Dor Dor Vang: "Inhibitory peptides derived from the Nipah virus F sequence inhibit fusion and entry." Advisor: Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

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