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VMSRTP Fellows: Summer, 2015



Francisco Alvarez

Dr. Noah Cohen

Microbiota derived metabolites regulate neutrophil function


David Andrews

Dr. Louise Abbott

Assessment of Effects of Sodium Fluoride on Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryological Development


Aurash Behroozi

Dr. Jane Welsh

The in vivo Effects of a Competitive Antagonist Peptide of CLIP on Virus-Induced Epilepsy in a Murine Model


Nicole Bertolini

Dr. Sarah Hamer

Eco-Epidemiology of Chagas Disease at a Non-Human Primate Research Center in South-Central Texas

  • CL Hodo, NR Bertolini, JC Bernal, JL VandeBerg, SA Hamer. Lack of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Urban Roof Rats (Rattus rattus) at a Texas Facility Housing Naturally Infected Nonhuman Primates. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2017 Jan; 56(1): 57–62. [link]

Anthony Blanco

Dr. Sara Lawhon

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


Anna Caruso

Dr. Brad Weeks

Effect of Left Ventricular Assist Device Inflow Cannular Placement on Ventricular Blood Flow


Sarah Chung

Dr. Ann Kier

The effect of Fabp1 gene ablation on the Endocannabinoid Pathway

  • H Huang, AL McIntosh, GG Martin, D Landrock, S Chung, KK Landrock, LJ Dangott, S Li, AB Kier, F Schroeder. FABP1: A Novel Hepatic Endocannabinoid and Cannabinoid Binding Protein. Biochemistry. 2016 Sep 20; 55(37): 5243–5255. [link]
  • GG Martin, S Chung, D Landrock, KK Landrock, LJ Dangott, X Peng, M Kaczocha, EJ Murphy, AB Kier, F Schroeder. Female Mice are Resistant to Fabp1 Gene Ablation-Induced Alterations in Brain Endocannabinoid Levels. Lipids. 2016 Sep; 51(9): 1007–1020. [link]
  • GG Martin, S Chung, D Landrock, KK Landrock, H Huang, LJ Dangott, X Peng, M Kaczocha, DR Seeger, EJ Murphy, MY Golovko, AB Kier, F Schroeder. FABP-1 gene ablation impacts brain endocannabinoid system in male mice. J Neurochem. 2016 Aug; 138(3): 407–422. [link]
  • F Schroeder, AL McIntosh, GG Martin, H Huang, D Landrock, S Chung, KK Landrock, LJ Dangott, S Li, M Kaczocha, EJ Murphy, BP Atshaves, AB Kier. Fatty acid binding protein-1 (FABP1) and the human FABP1 T94A Variant: Roles in the Endocannabinoid System and Dyslipidemias. Lipids. 2016 Jun; 51(6): 655–676. [link]

Gena Esposito

Dr. Jan Suchodolski

Beta-hydroxybutyrate and gluconolactone as possible bioindicators in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease


Chloe Goodwin

Dr. Sarah Hamer

Infection of Sylvatic and Peridomestic Bats with Trypanosomes, Including Trypanosoma cruzi, in Texas

  • CL Hodo, CC Goodwin, BC Mayes, JA Mariscal, KA Waldrup, SA Hamer. Trypanosome species, including Trypanosoma cruzi, in sylvatic and peridomestic bats of Texas, USA. Acta Tropica. 2016 Dec; 164: 259-266. [link]

Sarah Irving

Dr. Charles Long

Effect of Oocyte Secreted Factors on Maturation and Fertilization of Feline Oocytes in vitro


Michael McEntire

Dr. Jill Heatley
Dr. Carlos Sanchez (Fort Worth Zoo)

Pathogen Screening in Four Different Populations of Free Ranging Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum)


Jessica Pinckard

Dr. Ann Kier

Effect of a Lithogenic diet on Cholesterol Homeostasis in L-FABP/SCP- 2/SCP-X Gene-Ablated Mice


Joshua Platt

Dr. Ashlee Watts

Fluorescent Stem Cell Tracking 2 Weeks after Intra-Lesional Injection to Injured Equine Flexor Tendon


Lisa Reeve

Dr. Brian Saunders

MT-MMPs Mediate PDGF-BB-Induced Invasion of Canine Multipotent Stromal Cells (cMSCs) in 3D Collagen Matrices


Chelsea Retzloff

Dr. Mary Nabity

Evaluation of IgM and NAG in Dogs with Immune-Complex Mediated Glomerulonephritis


Kelly Rozas

Dr. Morgan Scott

Impacts of Alternatives to Antibiotics on Antimicrobial Resistance of Escherichia coli in Production Swine


Lauren Thompson

Dr. Tryon Wickersham

Long-Term Effects of Pongamia Seedcakes on the Liver When fed as a Protein Supplement to Cattle


Demitrius Washington

Dr. Ashlee Watts

Platelet Lysate as an Autologous Alternative to FBS in Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Culture