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College Research Day

Advances in Veterinary Medicine Research Day

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2020 - APRIL 9, 2020 - Keynote Speaker & Poster Presentations


April 4, 2019 - Keynote Speaker & Poster Presentations

Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day showcases the research and scholarship accomplishments of veterinary students, residents, graduate students and faculty in the college. It brings the college community together to learn about exciting research being carried out by colleagues. Travel grants are awarded to the best student poster presentations in each of the five areas of study: immunology and infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology, structure and function, clinical research, and epidemiology and applied research. The awards help students fund their travel to a national or international scientific meeting to present their research.

This year's faculty chair is Dr. Stephen Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Awards Presentation and Keynote Address - April 4th at 12:00 pm in the Dunlap Auditorium


"Limb Salvage in the Age of Regenerative Medicine: Pitfalls, Potential and Solutions"

The 2019 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Nicole Ehrhart, professor, Surgical Oncology, Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. Dr. Ehrhart is also the Ross M. Wilkins MD Limb Preservation Foundation University Chair in Musculoskeletal Biology & Oncology, and Director, Laboratory of Comparative Musculoskeletal Oncology & Traumatology. The over-arching goal of her research is limb preservation. She runs the musculoskeletal oncology laboratory, which is focused on reconstructing bone to save the legs of dogs and children, exploring ways to enhance bone healing in cancer patients who are undergoing anticancer therapy.

Please click on the above link to see this year's book of abstracts.

Research Day Awards and Presentations
Please click on the above link to listen to this year's awards and presentations.


Poster Presentations - PostDoc/Fellow: Sankar Renu, for his poster presentation, "User-Friendly Salmonella Nanovaccine for Poultry Deliverable by Feed and Drinking Water." His mentor is Dr. Renukaradhya Gourapura, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center.

Poster Presentations - Graduate Students/Residents/Interns

Clinical Research: Lindsey Rings for her poster presentation, "Evaluation of the Enteroinsular Axis Response of Healthy and Hospitalized Equine Neonates." Her mentor is Dr. Ramiro Toribio, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Clinical Research: Ashley Hechler for her poster presentation, "Mechanical Quantitative Sensory Testing in a Canine Translational Model of Neuropathic Pain: Description and Pilot Investigation." Her mentor is Dr. Sarah Moore, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases: Marisa Joldrichsen for her poster, "SOX9 Deletion in the Intestinal Epithelium Increases House Dust Mite Induced Allergic Asthma Symptoms in Mice." Her mentor is Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Immunology & Infectious Diseases: Miaoge Xue for his poster, "Viral N6-Methyladenosine Upregulates Replication and Pathogenesis of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus." His mentor is Dr. Jianrong Li, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Molecular & Cellular Biology and Structure/Function: Justin Breitbach for his poster, "Characterizing the Role of WWOX Dysregulation in Canine Osteosarcoma." His mentor is Dr. Joelle Fenger, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Molecular & Cellular Biology and Structure/Function: Brittney Johnson for her poster, "Effect of Oral Gabapentin on the Minimum Alveolar Concentration of Isoflurane in Dogs." Her mentor is Turi Aarnes, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Kate Creutzinger for her poster, "Effect of Stocking Density and a Barrier in a Group Close-Up Pen on the Odds that Dairy Cows Develop Metritis after Calving." Her mentor is Dr. Katy Proudfoot, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Dipak Kathayat for his poster, "Pyrrolidinlyl based Small Molecule Therapeutic to Control Avian Pathogenic Escherichia Coli (APEC) Infection in Poultry." His mentor is Dr. Gireesh Rajashekara, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Poster Presentations - Veterinary Students

Basic Research: John Rowe for his poster, "An Intranasal Vaccination Strategy to Improve Protection Against Respiratory Pathogens." His mentor is Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Basic Research: Andrew Nelson for his poster, "Asthma - Not Just an Airway Disease." His mentor is Dr. Ian Davis, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Clinical Research: Mariana Fernandez for her poster, "Femoral Remodeling in Dogs with Luxated Dysplastic Hips. A Complicating Factor for Total Hip Replacement." Her mentor is Dr. Jonathan Dyce, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Epidemiology & Applied Research: Jessica Garcia for her poster, "Guiding Antimicrobial Therapy: Prevalence of Bacteremia in Diary Calves with Diarrhea." Her mentor is Dr. Greg Habing, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Oral Platform Presentations

Stasia Sullivan for her presentation, "Comparative Effects of Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone on Endogenous Deep Digital Flexor Tendon and Navicular Fibrocartilage Cells." Her mentor is Dr. Sushmitha Durgam, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Jack Wellmerling for his presentation, "Targeting the EGFR-ERK Axis to Stabilize CFTR in Cystic Fibrosis." His mentor is Dr. Estelle Cormet-Boyaka, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.



Poster Judging Sessions

Professional Students - April 3, 2019 from 2 - 5 pm

Graduate Students - April 4, 2019 from 8 - 11:00 am

Graduate Students and Post Docs - Continued for 2019 Research Day - Platform Presentations

All CVM Graduate Students and Post Docs have the opportunity to be selected for a Platform Research Presentation to be given prior to the Keynote Address on April 4, 2019. Each presentation will be limited to 10 minutes. Those interested should mark the appropriate box yes (consider for oral presentation) on the abstract submission form, and submit the form along with their abstract to Michele Morscher by the March 4, 2019 deadline.

Members of the College's Council for Research and Council for Graduate Studies will critically review and identify 2 submitted abstracts for the platform presentations.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michele Morscher ( or 614-292-9203).