Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day, Thursday April 17

Each year, the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates and showcases research during “Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day,” with a poster competition and keynote address. This year, “Research Day,” as it is also known, will be held on Thursday April 17 and will feature more than 100 research posters with diverse topics ranging from bone growth following surgery to detecting the presence of Salmonella in store-bought chicken. Posters are on public display throughout the day in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd.

Following the awards ceremony at noon in the Veterinary Medical Center auditorium, three graduate students will give 10 minute presentations about their research. The three presenters were selected from a group of 27 outstanding graduate students who submitted abstracts to be considered. The keynote address will be delivered immediately following the three presentation by speaker Dr. Carol Reinero, associate professor and director of the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

The three student presenters were selected from a group of 27 outstanding graduate students who submitted abstracts to be considered: 

  • Lance Visser, “Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular systolic function in conscious healthy dogs.” Lance’s mentor is Dr. Brian Scansen in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
  • Joelle Fenger, “Dissecting the role of MIR-9 in normal and malignant mast cell biology.” Joelle’s mentors are Dr. Cheryl London in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Dr. William Kisseberth in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
  • Sarah Fritz, “RHA/DHX9 regulates oncogenic retroviral and cellular gene expression through a distinct posttranscriptional mechanism.” Sarah’s mentor is Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

More details including poster judging times can be found here

Posted April 11, 2014