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VMSRTP Fellows: Summer, 2016



Rosa Bañuelos

Dr. Sarah Hamer

Prevalence and pathology of Trypanosoma cruzi in wild coyotes (Canis latrans) and raccoons (Procyon lotor) in a disease-endemic region of Texas


Elise Birkner

Dr. Sarah Hamer

Trypanosoma cruzi strain types infecting triatimone vectors and non-human primates at two research facilities in Texas


Natalie Castell

Dr. Michael Criscitiello

Characterization of Shark Ig/TCR Lymphocytes


Sarah Chung

Dr. Ann Kier

SCP-2/SCP-X Gene Ablation Impairs Endocannabinoid Induction in Fabp1 null Mice

  • 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. Don Brightsmith

Does dietary sodium intake vary in captive psittacines throughout their reproductive cycle?


Amanda Hanzel

Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate

Effect of a Western-style or a high fat coconut oil diet on metabolism and adipose tissue steroidogenesis


Roxanna Jeffreys

Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffman

Are changes in the skin microbiome associated with strong odor in healthy dogs?


Hannah Klein

Dr. Jan Suchodolski

Dysbiosis and bile acid dysmetabolism in dogs with steroid responsive enteropathy


Courtney Loeschel

Dr. Paul Ling (Baylor College of Medicine)

Evaluation of methods to preserve field samples for detection and characterization of elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses


Samantha Martinez

Dr. Heather Wilson Robles

Evaluation of novel drug therapies alone and in combination against human and canine mammary carcinoma


Olivia Murray

Dr. Ian Tizard

Attempt to confirm absence of Avian Bornavirus in a previously shedding flock of cockatiels (N. hollandicus)

  • Murray O, Turner D, Streeter K, Guo JH, Shivaprasad HL, Payne S, Tizard I. Apparent resolution of parrot bornavirus infection in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus). Veterinary Medicine-Research and Reports. 2017. 8: 31-36. [link]

James Oldeschulte

Dr. Charles Long

Development of large animal models for a compound heterozygous human disease using CRISPR/Cas9

  • Williams D, Pinzon C, Oldeschulte J, Huggins S, Gaddy D, Suva L. Modeling Hypophosphatasia in Ovies aries (sheep) using CRISPR/Cas9: Development of large animal models that phenocopy rare human bone diseases. FASEB Journal. 2017 Apr. 31, Supplement: 1  Meeting Abstract: 902.1.  [link]

Jairus Pulczinski

Dr. Natalie Johnson (Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Public Health)

One Health approach to identify maternal markers of inflammation and oxidative stress following air pollution exposure during pregnancy


Alesha Bullis Rimmelin

Dr. Jane Welsh

Disparate virulence in two plaque variants of Theiler’s murine encephalitis virus, DA strain


Laura Schulze

Dr. David Threadgill

Downstream effects of bovine respiratory disease complex on myocardial gene expression


Courtney Meason Smith

Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffman

Comparison of molecular methods in the characterization of Malassezia carriage on the skin of healthy and allergic companion animals

  • Meason-Smith, C, Edwards EE, Older CE, Branco M, Bryan LK, Lawhon SD, Suchodolski JS, Gomez G, Mansell J, Hoffmann AR. Panfungal Polymerase Chain Reaction for Identification of Fungal Pathogens in Formalin-Fixed Animal Tissues. Veterinary Pathology. 2017 (Jul). 54 (4): 640-648. [link]
  • Older CE, Diesel A, Patterson AP, Meason-Smith C, Johnson TJ, Mansell J, Suchodolski JS, Hoffmann AR. The feline skin microbiota: The bacteria inhabiting the skin of healthy and allergic cats. PLOS ONE. 2017 (Jun 2). 12 (6): e0178555. [link]
  • Meason-Smith C, Diesel A, Patterson AP, Older CE, Johnson TJ, Mansell JM, Suchodolski JS, Hoffmann AR. Characterization of the cutaneous mycobiota in healthy and allergic cats using next generation sequencing. Veterinary Dermatology. 2017 (Feb). 28  (1): 71. [link]
  • Meason-Smith C, Diesel A, Patterson AP, Older CE, Mansell JM, Suchodolski JS, Hoffmann AR. What is living on your dog's skin? Characterization of the canine cutaneous mycobiota and fungal dysbiosis in canine allergic dermatitis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2015 (Dec). 91 (12): fiv139. [link]

Michelle Taylor

Dr. Jill Heatley

Evaluation of health in Texas Tortoises via patient side analytes


Kim Tran

Dr. Heather Wilson Robles

In vivo evaluation of a novel HER2 inhibitor, lapatinib, in osteosarcoma


Clara Bush Vadala

Dr. Raquel Rech

Carnoy's vs. Formalin: a comparison of two fixative in colonic samples from weaned piglets for microbiota studies


Alexandra Wahl

Dr. Sara Lawhon

Florfenicol susceptibility in chloramphenicol resistant isolates of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius


Claire Watson

Dr. Dana Gaddy

Deletion of Liver Fatty Acid Binding Protein increases Liver Fat, Bone Marrow Fat and Bone Mineral Density


Emily Zuber

Dr. Michael Golding

Placental abnormalities and fetal growth restriction arising as a consequence of preconception male alcohol exposure