Research Day celebrates innovative thinking in human and animal health

The 19th annual College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day on Jan. 20 kicked off with a keynote address, “The pathologic intersection of tuberculosis and metabolic disease” by Dr. Brendan Podell, recipient of the 2017 Zoetis Research Excellence Award, and assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology.

More than 100 undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows presented their investigations through talks and posters at CSU’s Lory Student Center. Hundreds of faculty, staff, fellow students and sponsors attended day-long event, which culminated in an awards ceremony in the student center ballroom emceed by Dr. Sue VandeWoude, CVMBS associate dean for research.

Here are the winners:

Poster Presentations

First place: Shilo Bryan (Department of Clinical Sciences), mentor: Dr. Pedro Boscan
“Effect of maropitant and omegprazole on gastroesophageal reflux in anesthetized dogs undergoing routing ovariectomy”

Second place: Mark Parlier (Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology), mentor: Mark Stenglein
“Snake mites (Ophionyssus notricis) as a potential vector for reptarenavirus infection in snake populations”

Third place: Cameron Pearce (Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology), mentor: Mercedes Gonzalez-Juarrero
“Inhaled clofazimine for the treatment of Mycobacterium abscessus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections”

Oral Presentations (Clinical Science)

First place: Cindy Vaca (Department of Clinical Sciences), mentor: Dr. Pedro Boscan
“Effect of maropitant and omeprazole on recovery quality in dogs undergoing routine ovariectomy”

Second place: Edward Cheng (Department of Clinical Sciences), mentor: Dr. Catriona MacPhail
“Comparison of alfaxalone and propofol with or without butorphanol for evaluation of laryngeal function in normal dogs”

Third place: Stephen Pannone (Department of Clinical Sciences), mentor:  Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie
“Comparison of serotonin levels between pit bull-type and non-pit bull-type dogs in shelters”

Oral Presentations (Basic Science)

First place: Ashley Turnidge (Department of Biomedical Sciences), mentor: Bob Handa
“Sex-dependent glucocorticoid regulation of the corticotropin realeasing hormone (CRH) gene”

Second place: Adam Heck (Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology); mentor: Carol Wilusz
“Regulation of neural differentiation through RNA methylation in stem cells”

Third place: Emma Krakoff, mentor: Dr. Douglas Antczak, Cornell University
“De novo exploration of MHC class I genes in the Arabian horse”

Golden Pipette

For the department whose students earn the highest average presentation scores

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology