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VMSRTP Fellows: Summer, 2014

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Mía Aguilar

Dr. Mary Nabity

Methods for discovery and validation of kidney, urinary, and serum microRNAs as biomarkers of chronic kidney disease in dogs


Jessica Anderson

Dr. Magnus Höök (Texas A&M Institute for Biosciences & Technology)

Effects of Designer Collagen Protein Variables on Wound Healing


Melissa Bean

Dr. Sara Lawhon & Dr. Renata Ivanek

Drinking water management to reduce E. coli O157:H7 shedding in finishing cattle: Intervention trial


Juan Manuel Diaz

Dr. Joe Kornegay

Toll-like Receptor Expression in Golden Retriever Neonates with Muscular Dystrophy


Kimberly Doll

Dr. Jill Heatley

Effect of Profender® on Oxyuridae Infestation in captive Texas tortoises (Gopherus berlandieri)


Beverly Finneburgh

Dr. Karen Snowden

Genomic Exploration of Heterobilharzia americana with Correlation to Host and Geographic Distribution


Shelby Gasson

Dr. Brian Saunders

Effect of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins on proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of canine marrow Multipotent Stromal Cells (cMSCs)


Angela Harrington

Dr. Louise Abbott

Effect of zinc exposure on methylmercury toxicity in zebrafish embryos


Ashley Heard-Ganir

Dr. Michael Criscitiello

A novel analysis of MHC class I and II genes in the Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis)

  • B Breaux, A Heard-Ganir, L Sena, M Hunter, R Bonde, M Criscitiello. Understanding manatee immunogenetics and the implications for conservation. J Immunol May 1, 2015, 194 (1 Supplement) 146.9. (Abstract) [link]

Kristen Horsley

Dr. Shannon Washburn

The minimum alveolar concentration of desflurane in sheep and the MAC sparing effects of adding hydromorphone and oxymorphone

  • RS Sayre, MA Lepiz, KT Horsley, MB Pashmakova, JW Barr, SE Washburn. Effects of oxymorphone hydrochloride or hydromorphone hydrochloride on minimal alveolar concentration of desflurane in sheep. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2015. 76 (7): 583-590. [link]

Alyssa Kasiraj

Dr. Jan Suchodolski

The effects of feeding and withholding food on the canine small intestinal microbiota

  • AC Kasiraj, J Harmoinen, A Isaiah, E Westermarck, JM Steiner, T Spillmann, JS Suchodolski. The effects of feeding and withholding food on the canine small intestinal microbiota. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2016 June. 92 (6): fiw085. [link]

Rachael McPhail

Drs. Charles Love and Dickson Varner

Characterization of DNA damage in cooled extended equine spermatozoa using SCSA and comet assay


Alicia Nye

Dr. Ann Kier

Ablation of L-FABP and SCPx/SCP2 Exacerbates Hepatic Response to Dietary Cholestero


Taylor Pursell

Dr. Ashlee Watts

Behavior of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells in an early synovitis mode


Travis Rice

Dr. Charles Long

Site-specific introgression of a fluorescent marker using a nickase mutant CRISPR/Cas9 for large animal biomedical model


Chloë Snell

Dr. Maria Esteve-Gassent

Prevalence and Distribution of Relapsing Fever in Canida


Brittany Thompson

Dr. Charles Long

Increasing muscle mass in cattle by disrupting the myostatin promoter region


Nicholas Whipple

Dr. Sara Lawhon

Validation of Campylobacter Detection Methods for FDA Vet-LIRN


Jiajie Jessica Xu

Dr. Ashlee Watts

Stemness and the Post-Injection Response of the Equine Joint to MSC Injection