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VMSRTP Fellows: Summer, 2017

 

Carroll
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Kelsey Carroll

Mentor: Dr. Ian Tizard (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Evaluation of cyclosporine treatment regimens in cockatiels inoculated with avian bornavirus

Choi

Michelle Choi

Mentor: Dr. Guosheng Liang (UT Southwestern Medical Center)

Inhibition of SCAP/SREBP pathway as a therapeutic goal to reverse fatty liver

Crooks

Garrett Crooks

Mentor: Dr. Jill Heatley (Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Evaluation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and establishment of a reference interval for androstenedione in Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)

Ellis

Megan Ellis

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Hamer (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

ECG Abnormalities in Trypanosoma cruzi Seropositive and Negative Working Dogs across the US-Mexico Border

Franks

Kelli Franks

Mentor: Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles (Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Characterization of 5 newly generated canine osteosarcoma cell lines

Greer

Hunter Greer

Mentors:
Dr. Noah Cohen
(Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences)
Dr. Canaan Whitfield (Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences)
Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (Biomedical Engineering)

Antimicrobial Hydrogel Dressings for Chronic Wounds

Jones

Sydney Jones

Mentors:
Dr. Ian Tizard (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Dr. Jan Suchodolski (Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Molecular characterization of the proventricular microbiota of cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) and quaker parrots (Myiopsitta monachus)

Lake

Elizabeth Lake

Mentor: Dr. Morgan Scott (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Enteric resistome analysis via targeted amplicon sequencing: effects of the route of antibiotic administration

Mash

Scott Mash

Mentor: Dr. Canaan Whitfield (Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences)

The Relationship between Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors, and Intestinal Epithelial Cells.

Nguyen

Duc Nguyen

Mentor: Dr. Dana Gaddy (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

Injury and Staphylococcus aureus-Induced Inflammation and Invasion of Osteoclasts and Neutrophils During Bone Healing

Noel

David Noel

Mentors:
Dr. Jan Suchodolski
(Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Dr. Raquel Rech (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Mucosal bacteria in the duodenum of dogs with chronic enteropathy

Ortiz

Kathryn Ortiz

Mentor: Dr. Brad Weeks (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Protocol for creating in vitro thrombi for bench testing of cardiovascular medical devices

Polasek

Ashley Polasek

Mentor: Dr. Sara Lawhon (Veterinary Pathobiology)

In vitro susceptibility of caprine and ovine derived Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis isolates against 18 food-animal antibiotics
Purnell

Julia Purnell

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Hamer (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

Prevalence and genetic strain types of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in working dogs and vectors across the U.S.

Rivera

Chris Rivera

Mentor: Dr. Peter Nghiem (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

Crossing Disease Boundaries: Evaluating Parkinson’s Disease-Associated Genes in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sanchez

James Sanchez

Mentor: Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate (Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology)

Effect of dietary virgin coconut oil on GALT immune cell production of IL-17 in weanling piglets

Schultz

Devyn Schultz

Mentor: Dr. Mary Nabity (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Comparison of survival among different categories of chronic kidney disease in dogs

Slack

Sarah Slack

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Hamer (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

Epidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi in Urban Dwelling Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and Feral Cat (Felis catus) Populations of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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Courtney Meason Smith

Mentor: Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Panfungal next-generation sequencing of fixed animal tissues enables identification of mixed fungal infections

  • 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]
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Jessica Smith

Mentor: Dr. Joe Kornegay (Veterinary Integrative Biosciences)

Restoration of the Dystrophin Glycoprotein Complex in GRMD dogs Treated with an AAV-Microdystrophin Construct

Starks

Jill Starks

Mentor: Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann (Veterinary Pathobiology)

Investigation of Staphylococcus and Corynebacterium abundance on healthy and allergic cat skin

Turner

Alexa Turner

Mentor: Dr. Ashlee Watts (Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences)

Comparison of Novel Needle and Technique in Collection and Growth of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Zalesak

Selina Zalesak

Mentors:
Dr. Carlos Sanchez (Fort Worth Zoo)
Dr. Jill Heatley (Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences)

Population pharmacokinetics of new oral itraconazole solution in captive lesser flamingos