Q&A with graduate student Cameron Coyle

Cameron Coyle is pursuing a PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases as she explores innate immune memory in the American deer tick, which is of major public health concern as it transmits Borrelia burgdorferi (the causative agent of Lyme disease) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum (the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis). She is being mentored by Dr. Dana Shaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

Cameron Coyle holds vials of ticks in a lab.

Meet the researchers: Dr. Kyle Taylor

Since joining the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, Dr. Kyle Taylor has dedicated his career to advancing wildlife disease research and welfare. His extensive research portfolio includes studies on elk hoof disease, moose mortality, bighorn sheep pneumonia, and diseases affecting bile-farmed Asiatic black bears.

Kyle Taylor, a clinical associate professor in the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department in Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, looks through a microscope in his office.

Q&A with graduate student Chris Akinsulie

Dr. Chris Akinsulie is pursuing a PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Noh in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research could help to identify vaccine candidates to protect cattle from Anaplasma marginale, a common tick-borne bacteria that can cause disease and death in herds.

Welcome Lipi Turner-Rahman, our new director of development

Israt (Lipi) Turner-Rahman is the new director of development in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Lipi comes to the college after holding a similar position at the WSU Libraries, where she worked for 28 years. In her new role, Lipi will focus on elevating the college’s undergraduate, research, and graduate programs.

Lipi Turner-Rahman

Undergraduate students receive $61,000 in 2024–25 research fellowship funding

Forty WSU undergraduates engaged in mentored research have received fellowships to support their research, scholarship, and creative activity for the coming academic year.

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