Student Research Symposium - 2014

The 16th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine
Student Research Symposium
October 30, 2014


The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Student Research Symposium recognizes the efforts of veterinary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and residents/interns who contribute to the research mission of the college and profession. This year there were 61 posters at the event. First, second and third place awards were given in two categories.

Category 1 poster awardees: Resident, post-doctoral, and graduate student projects

First: Tri Komala Sari, poster title "Herpes simplex virus glycoprotein determinants of low pH-triggered fusion and entry." Advisor: Dr. Antony Nicola, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

Second: Jackie Stone, poster title “O-glycans in the Nipah Virus Attachment Glycoprotein Modulate Fusion.” Advisor: Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

Jackie Stone

Third: Marshall Deline, poster title “Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Signaling in the Caenorhabdits elegans Germ Line.” Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Watts, School of Molecular Biosciences

Marshall Deline

Category 2 poster awardees: DVM student, undergraduate, and intern projects

First: Carolynn Fitterer, poster title “Evaluation of goat health and management as a component of a community health program in Indonesia.” Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Kaufman, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

Second: Joanna Redmon, poster title “Is Detoxification of a Common Environmental Contaminant and Endocrine Disruptor (Bisphenol-A) by Glucuronidation Slower in Cats Compared with Other Species?” Advisor: Dr. Michael Court, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Third: Katherine Martucci, poster title "Digit Injuries and Amputations in Agility Dogs." Advisor: Dr. Debra Sellon, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.


Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's symposium. Thanks to Dean Slinker and Zoetis Animal Health for their continuing support of this event and enthusiasm for the poster contest. A very special thank you to Zoetis, who provided financial support for the event, and to Dr. Rocky Bigbie from Zoetis, who was able to attend the poster session and banquet this year. A special thanks also goes to Dr. Suzy Appleyard, chair of the CVM Research Committee, members of the CVM Research Committee, and to the judges that gave of their time to fairly assess all the posters and determine the awardees. And thanks to all the college staff members who helped orchestrate the event.

The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health.

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