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VMSRTP Fellows: Summer, 2016

 

Banuelos
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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

Birkner

Elise Birkner

Dr. Sarah Hamer

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

Castell

Natalie Castell

Dr. Michael Criscitiello

Characterization of Shark Ig/TCR Lymphocytes

Chung

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]
Esposito

Gena Esposito

Dr. Don Brightsmith

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

Hanzel

Amanda Hanzel

Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate

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

Jeffreys

Roxanna Jeffreys

Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffman

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

Klein

Hannah Klein

Dr. Jan Suchodolski

Dysbiosis and bile acid dysmetabolism in dogs with steroid responsive enteropathy

Loeschel

Courtney Loeschel

Dr. Paul Ling (Baylor College of Medicine)

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

Martinez

Samantha Martinez

Dr. Heather Wilson Robles

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

Murray

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]
Oldeschulte

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]
Pulczinski

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

Rimmelin

Alesha Bullis Rimmelin

Dr. Jane Welsh

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

Schulze

Laura Schulze

Dr. David Threadgill

Downstream effects of bovine respiratory disease complex on myocardial gene expression

Smith

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]
Taylor

Michelle Taylor

Dr. Jill Heatley

Evaluation of health in Texas Tortoises via patient side analytes

Tran

Kim Tran

Dr. Heather Wilson Robles

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

Vadala

Clara Bush Vadala

Dr. Raquel Rech

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

Wahl

Alexandra Wahl

Dr. Sara Lawhon

Florfenicol susceptibility in chloramphenicol resistant isolates of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius

Watson

Claire Watson

Dr. Dana Gaddy

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

Zuber

Emily Zuber

Dr. Michael Golding

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