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2012 Veterinary Research Scholars

2015 Veterinary Research Scholars

Front Row (L to R): Misty Yancy, Caitlin Kozel, Lindsay Gehring, Jacqueline Black, Brittanie Partridge, Izabela Ragan
Back Row (L to R):  Jeremy Kramer, Rebecca Legere, Daniel Madden, Michael Duff, Michael White
Not pictured, Molly Johnson

 

Photo Courtesy of Joseph Montgomery

 

Scholar: Isabela Ragan, DVM, PhD,: KSUCVM Class of 2014
Mentor: Bob Rowland

VRSP Project: Interferon-induced guanylate binding protein 1: a candidate gene for resistance to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.

Research Presentations:

  • Ragan I K, Trible B R, and Rowland R R. Interferon-induced guanylate binding protein 1: a candidate gene for resistance to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Poster presentation at: Merial Veterinary Research Scholars Program Conference. Aug 2012, Fort Collins, CO. 
  • Ragan I K, Rowland R R, and Wilson W C. Luminex Xmap technology: Bead Based Multiplexing for Rift Valley Fever virus. International oral presentation and workshop at: USDA/University of Pretoria Rift Valley Fever US BEP Progress Meeting. Aug 2015 Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ragan I K, Hossain M M, Faburay B, Rowland R R, McVey D S, Richt J A, and Wilson W C. Diagnosis of Rift Valley Fever Nucleocapsid Protein by Luminex-Based Fluorescence Microsphere Immunoassay. Oral presentation at: Phi Zeta Research Day, KSU CVM. March 2016, Manhattan, KS. 
  • Ragan I K, Blizzard E L, Gordy P, and Bowen R A. Investigating the Potential Role of North American Animals as Hosts for Zika Virus. Poster presentation at: The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases annual meeting. Oct 2016, Nebraska City, Nebraska. 
  • Ragan I K,Green N, and Guerra-Maupome.Making a CASE for Science: An Introduction to Science Policy. Oral presentation at: KSU Graduate School Professional Development Seminar. Sept 2017 Manhattan, KS.
  • Ragan I K, Davis A S McVey, D S, Richt J A, Rowland R R, and Wilson W C. Evaluation of a DIVA-compliant Fluorescence Microsphere Immunoassay for the Detection of Antibodies to Rift Valley Fever Nucleocapsid Protein and Glycoprotein Gn. Poster presentation at: American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians annual meeting. Oct 2018, Kansas City, KS.
  • Ragan I K, Porter S, Hartwig A, and Bowen RA. Cold Blood: Reptiles and Amphibians as Reservoir and Overwinter Hosts for Arboviruses. Poster presentation at: Colorado State University CVMBS Research Day. Jan 2019, Fort Collins, CO. 

Research Publications

  • Ragan I K, Lindahl J F, Wainaina M, Mbotha D, Rowland R R, and Wilson W C.A Multiplex Fluorescence Microsphere Immunoassay for Increased Understanding of Rift Valley Fever Epidemiology in Ruminants in Kenya. Journal of Virological Methods. Journal of Virological Methods. July 2019. 269: 70-76.
  • Ragan I K, Schuck K N, Upreti D, Odendall L, Richt J A, Trujillo J D, Wilson W C, and Davis A S. Rift Valley Fever Viral RNA Detection by In Situ Hybridization in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissues. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Feb 2019. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2383. 
  • Ragan I K, Davis A S, McVey D S, Richt J A, Rowland R R, and Wilson W C. Evaluation of Fluorescence Microsphere Immunoassay for the Detection of Antibodies to Rift Valley Fever Nucleocapsid Protein and Glycoproteins.Journal of Clinical Microbiology. June 2018. 56 (6). 56:e01626-17.
  • Ragan I K, Blizzard E L, Gordy P, and Bowen R A. Investigating the Potential Role of North American Animals as Hosts for Zika Virus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. March 2017. 17(3): 161-164. doi:10.1089/vbz.2016.2099.