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This is a list of all potential mentors for summer, 2013. Students supported by the NIH Training Grant may be mentored only by faculty listed under the 5 thematic areas (Infectious Diseases, Comparative Genomics, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular Physiology, & Reproductive Biology) can mentor students funded by the NIH T35 grant. Those listed under "Other" may mentor students funded by Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, & the William & Doris Klemm Veterinary Research Fellowship.

Infectious DiseasesComparative GenomicsNeurosciences
Cardiovascular PhysiologyReproductive BiologyOther


Infectious Diseases

Adams, L. Garry, DVM, PhD, DACVP
[ VTPB | web ]
Transcriptional and Proteomic Analysis of Host:Pathogen Interactome
[ Previous Students: Tansey, 2013; Binagia, 2012; Worth, 2012Weise, 2011; Marquez, 2010; Montoya, 2010 ]

Cohen, Noah, VMD, MPH, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal)
[ VLCS | web ]
Equine Infectious Diseases
[ Previous Students: Batista, 2011; Martinez, 2011; Wilkerson, 2010; Bennett, 2009Bolton, 2009;  Morrissey, 2007 ]

De Figueiredo, Paul, PhD
[ VTPB/Plant Pathology & Microbiology | web ]
Molecular analysis of human infectious and inherited disease

Ficht, Thomas A., PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
Brucella Virulence and Persistent Survival

Hamer, Sarah, DVM, PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Johnson, 2013; Tenney, 2013 ]

Höök, Mangus, PhD
[ Institute of Biosciences and Technology | web ]
Molecular Characterization of Pathogen Host Interactions

Lawhon, Sara, DVM, PhD, DACVM
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Myers, 2013; Lee, 2012 ]

Leibowitz, Julian, MD, PhD
[ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web ]
Coronavirus Replication and Gene Expression and the Molecular Basis of Coronavirus Pathogenesis

Lupiani, Blanca M. PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Poultry Viral Diseases
[ Previous Students:  Dobek, 2006 ]

Payne, Susan L., PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
Pathogenesis and evolution of equine infectious anemia virus
[ Previous Students: Gebbie, 2010 ]

Reddy, Sanjay M. BVSc, PhD, DACVM
[ VTPB | web ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Poultry Viral Diseases
[ Previous Students:  Brinlee, 2007 ]

Samuel, James, PhD
[ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Intracellular Bacteria
[ Previous Students:  Baxter, 2007 ]

Skare, Jonathan, PhD
[ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Lyme Borreliosis

Tesh, Vernon, PhD
[ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web ]
The Pathogenic Mechanisms of Shiga Toxins

Zhu, Guan, PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Parasitic Diseases
[ Previous Students: Wood, 2010 ]


Comparative Genomics

Chowdhary, Bhanu P., MVSc, MVSc, PhD
[ VIBS | web ] [ Jumper, 2013 ]
Comparative Genomic Analyses of Health and Male Fertility in Horses

Criscitiello, Michael F., PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
Evolution of Adaptive Immunity
[ Previous Students: Heard-Ganir, 2013; Goodroe, 2011 ]

Dindot, Scott V., PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Shotts, 2012Jones, 2011 ]

Gill, Clare, PhD
[ Animal Science | web ]
Beef Cattle Genomics

Murphy, William, PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
[ Previous Students:  Crider, 2008 ]

Raudsepp, Terje, PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
[ Previous Student: Seibold, 2013 ]

Samollow, Paul B., PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
Comparative Functional Genomics and Genome Evolution of Vertebrates


Neurosciences

Ko, Gladys Y., PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
Molecular Mechanisms underlying the Circadian Regulation of Retinal and Cardiac Physiology

Kornegay, Joe, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
[ VIBS | web]
[ Previous Students: Bailey, 2013; Esparza, 2013 ]

Welsh, C. Jane, PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
Mechanisms of Virus-Induced Autoimmunity of the Nervous System
[ Previous Students: Pendergraft, 2013; Spoor, 2012 ]

Winzer-Serhan, Ursula H., PhD
[ Neurosciences & Experimental Therapeutics | web ]
Nicotinic Receptors during Brain Development


Cardiovascular Physiology

Clubb, Fred, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Williams, 2011; Frazee, 2010; LaRue, 2010; Edelman, 2009Robinson, 2009 ]

Heaps, Cristine L., PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
Exercise training, chronic coronary artery occlusion and vascular adaptations
[ Previous Students: Torkildsen, 2011; Montes, 2010 ]

Stallone, John, PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
Rapid (Nongenomic) and Long Term (Genomic) Actions of the Gonadal Steroid Hormones on Vascular Function
[ Previous Students:  Crawford, 2006 ]

Wu, Guoyao, PhD
[ Animal Science | web ]
Cardiovascular Protein Metabolism and Nutritional Biochemistry


Reproductive Biology

Hinrichs, Katrin, DVM, PhD, DACT
[ VTPP | web ]
[ Previous Students: Norris, 2012Roberts, 2011; Reynolds, 2009Torrance, 2009Thornton, 2008;  Sulik, 2007 ]

Kraemer, Duane, DVM, PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
[ Previous Students: Merchant, 2013 ]

Long, Charles, PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
Application of genomic technologies during early embryonic development
[ Previous Students: Garcia, 2013; Marsh, 2013; Furtado, 2012Hicks, 2011; Bullock, 2009Cupples, 2009Kraft, 2009Glover, 2008Maloney, 2008;  Kowalski, 2007;  Solomon, 2007;  Wingo, 2007 ]

Love, Charles, DVM
[ VLCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Brinkerhoff, 2009 ]

Varner, Dickson, DVM, DACT
[ VLCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Karkula, 2012Brehm, 2009Robson, 2009 ]

Westhusin, Mark, PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
Development and Application of Animal Biotechnology
[ Previous Students:  Clinton, 2006 ]


Other Research Areas

(for TVMA/TVMF, Merial Scholars, & Klemm Fellowship)

Barr, James, DVM
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students:  Villanueva, 2012 ]

Bissett, Wesley Jr., DVM, PhD
[ VLCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Burnham, 2011; Hanselman, 2008;  Smith, 2007 ]

Carroll, Gwendolyn, DVM, MS
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Williams, 2013 ]

Golding, Michael, PhD
[ VTPP | web ]
[ Previous Students: Wegenast, 2013 ]

Heatley, J. Jill, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DACZM
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Ratliff, 2013; Gentry, 2008 ]

Holman, Patricia, PhD
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Ramos, 2009 ]

Hoppes, Sharman, DVM, DAVBP (Avian)
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Daugette, 2011 ]

Kerwin, Sharon, DVM, MS, DACVS
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Johnston, 2010; Sheen, 2009Pike, 2008 ]

Kier, Ann, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: France, 2013; Li, 2012; Roberts, 2012;  Harrell, 2008 ]

Matthews, Nora S., DVM, DACVA
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students:  Land Dugat, 2008 ]

Musser, Jeffrey, DVM, PhD, DABVP
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Koinis, 2013; Loewinger, 2013; Daigneault, 2012 ]

Nabity, Mary DVM, PhD, DACVP
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Kovarsky, 2013; Crawford, 2012 ]

Porter, Weston, PhD
[ VIBS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Filliben, 2009 ]

Saunders, Brian, DVM, PhD, DACVS 
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students:  Scholl, 2012 ]

Saunders, Ashley B. DVM, DACVIM  (Cardiology)
[ VSCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Whiteman, 2011 ]

Tizard, Ian, BVMS, BSc, Phd
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Burke, 2010; Patson, 2010 ]

Tomberlin, Jeff, PhD
[ Entomology | web ]
[Previous Students: Littlefield, 2010 ]

Washburn. Kevin E., DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal), DABVP (Food Animal)
[ VLCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Campbell, 2009Houser, 2008;  Miga, 2007 ]

Watts, Ashlee, DVM, PhD, DACVS
[ VLCS | web ]
[ Previous Students: Hurst, 2013 ]

Brad Weeks, DVM, PhD, DACVP
[ VTPB | web ]
[ Previous Students: Masse, 2013 ]