Anatomy and Physiology

Graduate Students

Doctoral Students
Aparicio

Amin Ahmadisharaf

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BC Computer Software Engineering, Qazvin University, Iran

Research Field:
Molecular Dynamic Simulation and Analysis

Mentor:
Dr. Jeff Comer

Hometown:
Tehran, Iran

Research Project:
Simulation of icosahedral boron compounds

Aparicio

Cesar Aparicio

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Chemistry, Kansas State University; MS Veterinary Biomedical Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Biomedical Nanotechnology

Mentor:
Dr. Rob Delong

Hometown:
Guanajuato, Mexico

Research Project:
Synthesis and characterization of antiviral and anticancer nanoparticles

Bailey Fritz

Bailey Fritz

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS and DVM, Veterinary Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Production Animal Pharmacology and Pain Management

Mentor:
Dr. Michael Kleinhenz

Hometown:
Westmoreland, Kan.

Research Project:
NSAID pharmacology in production animals

Scott Fritz

Scott Fritz

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Biology, Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.; DVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Research Field:
Toxicology

Mentor:
Dr. Steve Ensley

Hometown:
Cozad, Neb.

Research Project:
Evaluating the toxic potential of cannabis in beef cattle

Gajaweera

Sandun Gajaweera

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Field:
Biophysics

Mentor:
Dr. Jeff Comer

Hometown:
Manhattan, Kan.

Research Project:
Self-assembly of amino acids on graphene

Hansen

Chandler Hansen

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science and Industry, Kansas State University; MS Veterinary Biomedical Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Anatomy Education

Mentor:
Dr. Cathryn Sparks

Hometown:
Goddard, Mo.

Research Project:
Anatomy education

Lee

Dongoh Lee

Previous Degrees/Schools:
MS, DVM, Chungbuk National University

Research Field:
Ion transport

Mentor:
Dr. Bruce Schultz

Hometown:
Jeonju-si, Republic of Korea

Research Project:
Investigation of the Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator

Lou

Maria Lou

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, University of Florida; MS Animal Science, University of Minnesota

Research Field:
Swine behavior and welfare

Mentor:
Dr. Abbie Viscardi

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

Research Project:
Pain management strategies in livestock

Springfield

Dariyan
Springfield

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Clinical pharmacology

Mentor:
Dr. Butch KuKanich

Hometown:
Kansas City, Kan.

Research Project:
Evaluation of analgesics and improvement of pain management in canines

Sudasinghe

Keshari Sudasinghe

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS General Biology, Minnesota State University; MS, Cardiovascular Physiology, Minnesota State University

Research Field:
Cancer biology

Mentor:
Dr. Masaaka Tamura

Hometown:
Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

Research Project:
Undetermined

White

Zachary White

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Kinesiology, Kansas State University; MS Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Exercise physiology and neuroscience

Mentor:
Dr. Stephanie Hall

Hometown:
Emporia, Kan.

Research Project:
Mechanisms of exercise-induced protection against Alzheimer's disease

MS Students in A&P labs
Hall

Madeline Hall

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, University of Tennessee; DVM, Kansas State University (in progress)

Research Field:
Animal Behavior and Welfare

Mentor:
Dr. Abbie Viscardi

Hometown:
Decatur, Ill.

Research Project:
Using a swine model to evaluate early life stress impact on brain development and neural plasticity

Leslie

Ally Leslie

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cattle reproductive physiology and clinical pharmacology

Mentor:
Dr. Mike Kleinhenz

Hometown:
Inman, Kan.

Research Project:
Alternative injection techniques for reproductive management drugs in cattle

Timmerman

Sarah Timmerman

Previous Degrees/Schools:
None -- Working on Bachelor's and DVM concurrently at Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cancer Therapy

Mentor:
Dr. Matt Basel

Hometown:
Dubuque, Iowa

Research Project:
Microwave hyperthermia for treatment of adrenal adenomas

Mikaela Weeder

Mikaela Weeder

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS Animal Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Pharmacokinetics

Mentor:
Dr. Michael Kleinhenz

Hometown:
Sheridan, Wyo.

Research Project:
Optimization of analgesic drug regimens for goats with lameness

Affiliated Graduate Students

Horn

Andrew Horn

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS & MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiorespiratory physiology and oxygen transport

Mentors:
Drs. David Poole and Brad Behnke

Hometown:
Wellington, Kan.

Research Project:
Respiratory muscle vascular function in health and cardiovascular disease models

 

Kushan Kompalage

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Biochemistry, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Research Field:
Analytical Separations, Bioanalytical Chemistry and Microfluidics

Mentors:
Dr. Christopher Culbertson

Hometown:
Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Research Project:
Corticosteroid and prostaglandin analysis by UPLC-MS/MS

Schulze

Kiana Schulze

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS & MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiorespiratory physiology

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Shawnee, Kan.

Research Project:
Oxygen-related mechanisms of exercise intolerance in pulmonary hypertension

Alyssa Toillion

Alyssa Toillion

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Veterinary Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MPH, Infectious Diseases, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Antimicrobial Resistance

Mentors:
Drs. Mike Apley and Raghavendra Amachawadi

Hometown:
Auburn, Kan.

Research Project:
Effects of AMR following in-feed antimicrobial use in cattle

Ramona Weber

Ramona Weber

PhD candidate

Previous Degrees/Schools:
BS, Life Science, Kansas State University

Research Field:
Cardiovascular physiology and oxygen transport

Mentors:
Drs. Tim Musch and David Poole

Hometown:
Hanover, Kan.

Research Project:
Soluble guanyl cyclase activator and stimulator effects on chronic heart failure