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College of Veterinary Medicine

Kaitlin Abell
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Victoria Ayers
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Mariana Boscato Menegatmariana

 

Degree and School:
DVM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
MSc in Swine Reproduction, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
PhD student, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Applied Swine Nutrition

Mentor:
Dr. Steve Dritz

Hometown:
Flores da Cunha, Brazil

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Aurelio C. MurilloAurelia

Degree and School:
PhD, Pathobiology. Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology. 

Research Field: 
Epidemiology

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Dr. Michael Sanderson

Hometown:
Quininde – Ecuador

Research Project:
"Livestock herd contact networks in the U.S. production system and the application of that data to modeling the effects of Foot-and-mouth Disease introduction and spread within and between herds."

Laura ConstanceLaura

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Michael DuffDuff

Degree and School:
University of Arizona, 2008, BS in Vet Sci, Minor in Chemistry AND K-State, 2014, MS in Biomedical Sciences AND Current DVM/PHD Student

Research Field:
 Virology (DMP) and Veterinary Medicine (Doctorate)

Mentor:
Wenjun Ma

Hometown:
Tucson, AZ, USA

Research Project:
1) Surveillance and Characterization of Swine Influenza Viruses from Midwest Swine Herds AND 2) Screening and Characterization of RNA Viruses in Bats from the United States AND 3) Characterization of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus with Influenza B Virus Coinfection in Swine, started in 2015.

 

Pius EkongEkong

Degree and School:
DVM-University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
MSc-Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
MPVM-University of California,Davis, USA

Research Field:
Epidemiology 

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Michael W. Sanderson

Hometown:
Ikot-Abasi, Nigeria

Research Project:
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Seven Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Serogroups in the US Beef Production System

Abaineh EndalewEkong

Degree and School:
PhD, DMP- CVM

Research Field: 
Virology

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Juergen Richt

Hometown:
Gojjam, Ethiopia

Research Project:
Shcmallenberg virus animal model, vaccines, & diagnostics.

Kendra FrasierFrazier

Degree and School:
PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine

Discipline:
Pathobiology, multi-disciplinary

Mentor:
Dr. Michael Sanderson

Hometown and Country:
Dexter, Kansas

Research Project:
Livestock herd contact networks in the U.S. production system and the application of that data to modeling the effects of Foot-and-mouth Disease introduction and spread within and between herds.

Rui Guo
Ekong

Degree and School:
PhD student, DMP K-State University

Research Field: 
Veterinary Virology

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Dr. Ying Fang

Hometown:
Yangzhou, China

Research Project:
The pathogenesis of  Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus. Started project January 2014.

Katie HopeHope

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Yueken Langlang

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PhD student, DMP K-State University

Research Field: 
Veterinary Virology

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Dr. Ying Fang

Hometown:
Yangzhou, China

Research Project:
The pathogenesis of  Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus 

Jinhwa Leelang

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Ti Lu

Ti

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Savanna Luusavanna

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Daniel Maddenmadden

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Michelle MazurMazur

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Elsie McCoymcCoy

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B.S. in Animal Sciences from Kansas State University; Currently working on a PhD in Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology from Kansas State.

Research Field: 
Beef Cattle Production

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Dr. Daniel Thomson

Hometown:
Sabetha, Kansas

Research Project:
The Effects of Liver Abscess Prevalence on Beef Quality in Commercial Finished Cattle 

Chester McDowellmcdowell

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Carine Vier Mirelacarine

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Lance Nollnoll

Degree and School:
PhD in Pathobiology and Kansas State University College of Vet-Med (Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine & Pathobiology).

Research Field: 
Pre-harvest Beef Safety

Mentor:
T.G. Nagaraja

Hometown:
Greensburg, KS, USA

Research Project:
Development and validation of molecular- and culture-based techniques for the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and top six non-O157 E. coli, major foodborne pathogens, in beef cattle.

Changin OhOh

Degree and School:
DVM and MS in infectious disease in Konkuk university, South Korea.

Research Field: 
Virology

Mentor:
Kyeong-ok Chang

Hometown:
Seoul, South Korea

Research Project:
Virus attachment and entry process. Started project Fall 2015

Rachel Palinskipalinski

Degree and School:
B.S. From University of Georgia 2012

Research Field: 
Virology

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Dr. Robert R. Rowland

Hometown:
Suwanee, GA, USA

Research Project:
Emerging Swine Viral Pathogens. 2013

So Lee ParkLee

Degree and School:
DVM/PhD, Kansas State University College ofVeterinary Medicine 

Research Field: 
Pathobiology

Mentor:
Dr. Dana Vanlandingham

Hometown:
Seoul, South Korea

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Vlad PetrovanPetrovan

Degree and School:
Master in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bucharest; Bachelor in Biology, University of Bucharest. Now pursuing a PhD in Pathobiology at K-State.

Research Field: 
Animal viruses, molecular biology, Virology.

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Raymond R. Rowland

Hometown:
Bucharest, Romania

Research Project:
Developing diagnostic kits and vaccines for African swine fever virus.

Luca Popescupopescu

Degree and School:
DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Field: 
Virology (focusing on swine)

Mentor:
Dr. Robert R. Rowland

Hometown:
Bucharest, Romania

Research Project:
Developing a model for chronic Classical Swine Fever virus infection to gain a mechanistic understanding of the associated pathogenesis. Started project May 2016.

Izabela RaganRagan

Degree and School:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, College of Vet Med Bachelors of Science, The Colorado College, CO.

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Virology, Infectious diseases

Mentor:
Dr. Sally Davis, Dr. William Wilson 

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO USA

Research Project:
Diagnostic assay development for Rift Valley Fever Virus. Started project May 2014.

Neha SangewarSangewar

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Hannah SegerSeger

Degree and School:
PhD. Kansas State University school of Veterinary Medicine

Research Field: 
Diagnostic medicine and Pathobiology

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Dr. Sanderson

Hometown:
Olathe, Kansas

Research Project:
Modeling of E.coli transmission in feedlot cattle. Started project December 2015.

Pengcheng Shangshang

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Pragathi Shridharshridhar

Degree and School:
PhD in Pathobiology and Kansas State University College of Vet-Med (Dept. of Diagnostic Medicine & Pathobiology).

Research Field: 
Pre-harvest Beef Safety

Mentor:
Dr. Jianfa Bai

Hometown:
Bangalore, India

Research Project:
Detection, quantification, and characterization of non-O157 E. coli in beef cattle.

Jorge Simrothshridhar

Degree and School:
Ph.D. – College of Vet. Med. Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology 

Research Field: 
Feedlot cattle nutrition, welfare, and health 

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Dr. Dan Thomson 

Hometown:
Monterrey, Mexico 

Research Project:
Feedlot cattle facilities; AIP/ARDS in feedlot cattle.
Effect of pulse feeding long-stem roughage on rumen fermentation parameters and rumen health.

Ashley Smithsmith

Degree and School:
BS in Biology from the University of Central Missouri (2002), an MS in Veterinary Biomedical Science from Kansas State University (2007) and am currently pursuing a PhD in Veterinary Pathobiology in the Veterinary Diagnostic/Pathobiology department (tentative graduation-Fall 2016).

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Veterinary Epidemiology 

Mentor:
Dr. David Renter

Hometown:
Saint Joseph, MO 

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I am researching the Epidemiology and fluoroquinolone-susceptibility patterns of Salmonella and Campylobacter in feedlot cattle. Started project Fall 2011

Mark Sparespare

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Anna StoinAna

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Ben Tribleshang

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Gaochan WangGaochan 

Degree and School:
PhD, Kansas State University

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Pathobiology

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Dr. Philip Hardwidge

Hometown:
Xuzhou, China

Research Project:
Pathogenic E. coli (ETEC and EHEC) interact with host innate immunity.

Lanjing WeiWei

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Miaomiao WuWu

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Yang YangYang

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Fangfeng YuanYuan

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PhD and DMP/College of Veterinary Medicine