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2019 Veterinary Research Scholars

2019 Veterinary Research Scholars

Front Row (L to R):  Samantha Butrico, MaRyka Smith, Lauren Miller, Kallie Woodruff, Sarah Krueger
Back Row (L to R): Alexandria Zabiegala, Tera Brandt, Zackery Bieberly, Jason Gregory, Ryan Swanson, Brandon Verkinderen 


Zackery Bieberly Scholar: Zackery Bieberly: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Butch KuKanich
VRSP Project: Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Brandt Scholar: Tera Brandt: KSUCVCM Class of 2022
Mentor: Tom Schermerhorn
VRSP Project: Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Butrico Scholar: Samantha Butrico: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Nora Springer
VRSP Project: Expression of claudin-5 and prostate specific membrane antigen in canine hemangiosarcoma cells.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Gregory Scholar: Jason Gregory: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Tim Musch/David Poole
VRSP Project: ATP-sensitive potassium channel blockade: Mechanisms for decreased exercise tolerance.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Krueger Scholar: Sarah Krueger: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Katie Reif
VRSP Project: Evaluation of Amblyomma americanum vector competence for Anaplasma marginale.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Miller Scholar: Lauren Miller: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Brian Herrin
VRSP Project: Characterization of a novel tick transmitted Ehrlichia sp. infection in horses.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Smith Scholar: MaRyka Smith: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Sally Davis
VRSP Project: Effects of BEI inactivation and sucrose purification on Rift Valley fever virus.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Swanson Scholar: Ryan Swanson: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Robert DeLong
VRSP Project: Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Virkinderen Scholar: Brandon Verkinderen: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Juergen Richt
VRSP Project: Effect of kinase inhibitor treatment on Rift Valley Fever Virus replication.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Woodruff Scholar: Kallie Woodruff: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Kate KuKanich
VRSP Project: Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate.
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019
Zabiegala Scholar: Alexandria Zabiegala: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: KC Chang
VRSP Project: Genetic and replication analysis of highly virulent Feline Calicivirus isolate, KS-2019
Research Presentations: National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019