CVM Research Symposium 2019

The 21st Annual

College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Symposium

October 24, 2019


Thank you to the students and faculty who participated in this year’s symposium. A big congratulations to our poster competition winners in five categories:  undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, DVM students and interns, and DVM residents.

Undergraduate Students


First: Courtney Klappenbach
Poster titled: Campylobacter jejuni dramatically alters cell motility by modifying the focal adhesion.
Advisor: Michael Konkel, School of Molecular Bioscience

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Second: Henry Harrison
Poster titled: Tissue-specific RNAi of fatty acid desaturase genes.
Advisor: Jennifer Watts, School of Molecular Bioscience
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Third: Hayley Masterson:
Poster titled: A comparison of gene variation between Babesia bovis in North America.
Advisor: Massaro Ueti, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
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Graduate Students


First: Quan Phan
Poster titled: Lef1 expression in fibroblasts induces skin to be regenerative.
Advisor: Ryan Driskell, School of Molecular Bioscience
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Second: Julianna Brutman:
Poster titled: Vapor Cannabis Exposure Promotes Genetic Plasticity in the Rat Hypothalamus.
Advisor: Jon Davis, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience  

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Third: Gregory Bowden
Poster titled: Identifying the mechanism of action of Tartrolon E, a broad spectrum anti-apicomplexan compound.
Advisor: Roberta O’Connor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology 
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Postdoctoral Researchers


First: Giulia Tebaldi
Poster titled: Endocytic trafficking of herpes simplex virus during viral entry.
Advisor: Anthony Nicola, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology 
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Second: Heba Alzan
Poster titled: Conservation of the Claudin-Like Apicomplexan Microneme Protein (CLAMP) in Babesia parasites of human and veterinary importance.
Advisor: Heba Alzan, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology 
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DVM Students and Interns


First: Summer Otto
Poster titled: Comparing Caustic Dehorning Pastes: Pain-Related Behaviors, Cost of Use, and Effectiveness.
Advisor: John Wenz, Veterinary Clinical Sciences 
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Second: Dylan Conradson
Poster titled: Effect of landscape level risk factors on elk hoof disease occurrence.
Advisor: Margaret Wild, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology 
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Third: Brooke Barton
Poster titled: The Efficacy and Toxicity of a Protease Inhibitor as a Novel Contraceptive.
Advisor: Joy Winuthayanon, School of Molecular Bioscience
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