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College of Veterinary Medicine

abellKaitlin Abell

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AyersVictoria Ayers

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AyersAurelio C. Murillo

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PhD, Pathobiology. Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology. 

Research Field: 
Epidemiology

Mentor:
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."

noimageCharley Cull

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DuffMichael Duff

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EkongPius Ekong

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DVM-University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

MSc-Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

MPVM-University of California,Davis, USA

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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

EkongAbaineh Endalew

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.

EkongRui Guo

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

Research Field: 
Veterinary Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Ying Fang

Hometown:
Yangzhou, China

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

 

 

NoimageJacob Hagenmaier

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NoimageKatie Hope

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langYueken Lang

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PhD student, DMP K-State University

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Veterinary Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Ying Fang

Hometown:
Yangzhou, China

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

 

 

langJinhwa Lee

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NoimageTiffany Lee

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DVM, MS, Kansas State University

Research Field: 
Beef cattle health and welfare

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Dr. Dan Thomson

Hometown:
Leavenworth, KS, USA

Research Project:
An epidemiologic investigation of the prevalence and causes of slow-moving finished cattle at commercial slaughter facilities; The effect of trailer type on the prevalence of bruising in finished cattle transported to commercial slaughter facilities

 

NoimageTi Lu

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NoimageDaniel Madden

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NoimageMichelle Mazur

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mcCoyElsie McCoy

Degree and School:
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

Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Thomson

Hometown:
Sabetha, Kansas

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

 

 

NoimageAllison McKiearnan

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nollLance Noll

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

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Pre-harvest Beef Safety

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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.

NoimageChangin Oh

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

palinskiRachel Palinski

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

Research Field: 
Virology

Mentor:
Dr. Robert R. Rowland

Hometown:
Suwanee, GA, USA

Research Project:
Emerging Swine Viral Pathogens. 2013

NoimageSo Lee Park

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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NoimageVlad Petrovan

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.

Mentor:
Raymond R. Rowland

Hometown:
Bucharest, Romania

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

popescuLuca Popescu

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.

RaganIzabela Ragan

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.

 

NoimageHannah Seger

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

Research Field: 
Diagnostic medicine and Pathobiology

Mentor:
Dr. Sanderson

Hometown:
Olathe, Kansas

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

shaneDouglas Shane

Degree and School:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelors of Science, Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University College of Agriculture.

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Beef Production Systems Analysis and Epidemiology

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Robert Larson and Brad White

Hometown:
Louisburg, KS

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shangPengcheng Shang

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shridharPragathi Shridhar

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

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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.

shridharJorge Simroth

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

Research Field: 
Feedlot cattle nutrition, welfare, and health 

Mentor:
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.

smithAshley Smith

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

 

NoimageAna Stoian

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NoimageShane Terrell

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shangBen Trible

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Noimage Gaochan Wang

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.

 

NoimageLanjing Wei

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NoimageMiaomiao Wu

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NoimageYang Yang

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PhD and DMP/College of Veterinary Medicine