2010 - 2013 Travel Award Recipients

2013 Travel Award Recipients

Graduate Students:

Clinical Research: Kasia Dembek, for her poster presentation, "Association of Hyperlactatemia with Aldosterone and Arginine Vasopressin Concentrations and Clinical Indicators of Hypoperfusion in Hospitalized Foals." Her mentor is Dr. Ramiro Toribio, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. This award was sponsored by the CCTS.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases: Astrid Bonnegarde-Bernard, for her poster presentation, "Regulation of Allergen-Specific IgA and IL-17 Responses by Intestinal Epithelial Cells IKKbeta Reshapes Allergic Inflammation at Distant Sites." Her mentor is Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Department of Veterinary Biosciences. This award was sponsored by PHPID.

Molecular & Cellular Biology: Eric Skinner, for his poster presentation, "Gene Expression Profiles of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis." His mentor is Dr. Alicia Bertone, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Structure/Function: Blake Eason Hildreth, III, for his poster presentation, "The Nuclear Localization Sequence (NLS) and C-Terminus of Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein (PTHrP) Regulates the Proliferation and Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)." His mentors are Dr. Ramiro Toribio, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Dr. Thomas Rosol, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Valeria Artuso-Ponte, for her poster presentation, "The use of Heavy Metals Micronutrients in Swine Feed and its Association with the Occurrence of Copper and Zinc Tolerant and Multidrug Resistant Salmonella." Her mentor is Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Veterinary Students:

Basic Research: Juliet Armstrong, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Is Apoptosis Present in the Spinal Cord of Dogs with Cervical Spondylomyelopathy?" Her mentor is Dr. Ronaldo da Costa, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Clinical Research: Holly Snyder, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Anti-Luteogenic Effects of PGF2 Alpha Administration in Cyclic Mares" Her mentor is Dr. Carlos Pinto, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Kenneth Brunson, VME 3, for his poster presentation, "Understanding the Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus Aureus in Dog Owning Households" His mentor is Dr. Armando Hoet, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

2012 Travel Award Recipients

Graduate Students:

Clinical Research: Elizabeth Lutz, DVM, for her poster presentation, "Effect of Modified Cyclosporine A on Lens Epithelial and Corneal Endothelial Cell Viability." Her mentors are Dr. David Wilkie, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Dr. Heather Chandler, College of Optometry. This award was sponsored by the CCTS.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases: Astrid Bonnegarde-Bernard, for her poster presentation, "Intestinal Epithelial Cells Regulates Airway Allergic Inflammation Through of IgA and IL-17A." Her mentor is Dr. Prosper Boyaka in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. This award was sponsored by PHPID.

Molecular & Cellular Biology: Joelle Fenger, DVM, for her poster presentation, "Characterization of MicroRNA Dysregulation in Canine Mast Cell Tumors." Her mentors are Dr. Cheryl London, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Dr. Bill Kisseberth, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Structure/Function: Jarred Williams, DVM, for his poster presentation, "Biomechanical Evaluation of Medial Femoral Condylar Subchondral Cystic Lesions and the Effects of Treatment with Internal Fixation." His mentor is Dr. Elizabeth Santschi in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Andrew Bowman, DVM, for his poster presentation, "Novel Public Health Risk from Subclinical Influenza A Virus Infections at Swine Shows." His mentor is Dr. Richard Slemons in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Veterinary Students:

Basic Research: Cornelia Peterson, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Broad Relevance of HSP70 Mediated Innate Immunity in the Virus Infected Brain." Her mentor is Dr. Michael Oglesbee in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences

Clinical Research: Dana Gale, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Anatomical Characterization and Efficacy of Three Techniques for Medial Meniscal Release in the Canine Stifle." Her mentor is Dr. Tatiana Motta in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Meaghan Glowacki, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Emergence of the Lyme Disease Vector and Agent in Ohio." Her mentor is Dr. Xin Li in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences

2011 Travel Award Recipients

Graduate Students:

Clinical Research: Elizabeth Lutz, for her poster presentation, "Effects of Aqualase Capsule Washing on Lens Epithelial Cells and PCO Formation in vitro Following Phacoemulsification." Her mentor is Dr. David Wilkie of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. This award was sponsored by the CCTS.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases: Dhohyung Kim, for his poster presentation, "Insights into the Regulatory Mechanism Controlling the Inhibition of Vaccine-Induced Seroconversion by Maternal Antibodies." His mentor is Dr. Stefan Niewiesk of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. This award was sponsored by PHPID.

Molecular & Cellular Biology: Rami Doueiri, for his poster presentation, "Identification of the Functional Domains and Cellular Binding Partners of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 2 p98 Protein." His mentor is Dr. Patrick Green of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Structure/Function: Eason Hildreth, for his poster presentation, "Effects of Deletion of the Mid-Region, Nuclear Localization Sequence (NLS), and C-Terminus of Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein (PTHrP) on the Osteogenic, Adipogenic, Chondrogenic, and Myogenic Differentiation of Murine Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)." His mentors are Dr. Thomas Rosol and Ramiro Toribio of the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Structure/Function: Lyn Wancket, for her poster presenation, "Protective Effects fo MAPK Phosphatase 1 (MKP-1) during Acute Acetaminophen Toxicity." Her mentor is Dr. Yusen Liu of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and the Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwhide Children's Hospital.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Beth Chaffee, for her poster presentation, "An Orthopedic Xenograft Model of Osteosarcoma with Metastasis." Her mentor is Dr. Matthew Allen of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Veterinary Students:

Poster Only: Carlin Kelly, VME 4, for her poster, "P38 MAPK Signaling in Equine Laminitis: The Effect of Digital Hypothermia." Her mentor is Dr. Jim Belknap of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Oral Presenation - Clinical/Applied: Brandon Forshey, VME 2, for his poster presentation, "Effects of Lactoferrin on Post-breeding Uterine Inflammation in the Mare." His mentor is Dr. Marco da Silva of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Oral Presentation - Basic: Susanne Moesta, VME 2, for her poster presentation, "Neorickettsia Surface Antigen Recognition by Horses with Potomac Horse Fever.". Her mentor is Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

2010 Travel Award Recipients

Graduate Students

Immunology and Infectious Diseases: Dhohyung Kim, for his poster presentation, "Overcoming Maternal Antibody Inhibition in Measles Vaccination using a Recombinant Newcastle Disease Virus Expressing Measles Virus Hemagglutinin." His mentor is Dr. Stefan Niewiesk of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Molecular and Cellular Biology: Joelle Fenger, for her poster presentation, "MicroRNA Expression profiles in Benign and Aggressive Canine Mast Cell Tumors." Her mentors are Drs. Bill Kisseberth and Cheryl London of the Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Veterinary Biosciences.

Structure/Function: Blake E. Hildreth III, for his poster presentation, "Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein Increases Bone Formation in vitro." His mentors are Drs. Tom Rosol and Ramiro Toribio of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Clinical Research: Rosa Barsnick for her poster presentation, "Hormones of Energy Metabolism in Septic Foals: Associations between Insulin, Glucagon, Leptin, Adiponectin, Ghrelin and Growth Hormone." Her mentor is Dr. Ramiro Toribio of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. This award was sponsored by the CCTS.

Epidemiology and Applied Research: Melanie Abley, for her poster presentation, "Phenotyping of Campylobacter coli in Pigs from Farm to Fork." Her mentor is Dr. Tom Wittum of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Veterinary Students

Clinical/Applied Research: Marlena McCarty, VME 2, for her poster, "Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella Isolates from Swine under Varying Ceftiofur use." Her mentor is Dr. Tom Wittum of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Basic Research: Lauren Mattei, VME 3, for her poster, "Innate Immunity to Oral Salmonella Infection in Absence of IL-17." Her mentor is Dr. Prosper Boyaka of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.