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2016 Veterinary Research Scholars

2016 Veterinary Research Scholars

(L to R): Kelley Black, Michael Schettler, Kelsey Madden, Savannah Luu, Stanislaw Warcholek, Page Fleming, Chiyu Guan, Stephen Mercer, Erin Strathe, Cristian Perez.

 Scholar: Kelley Black, DVM: Western University CVM Class of 2019
Mentor: Melinda Wilkerson, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVP
VRSP Project: Development and performance analysis of a multiplex assay to detect exposure to tick-borne diseases in dogs
Cara BoconScholar: Cara Bocon, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor: Sally Davis
VRSP Project: Rift Valley Fever Virus Growth Curve Kinetics in Cattle and Sheep Peripheral Blood Monocyte Derived Macrophages
Payge FlemingScholar: Payge Fleming, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor: Mark Weiss, PhD
VRSP Project: Nexelom cellometer live cell and viability verification and error evaluation for the canine stem cell assay
Chiyu GuanScholar: Chiyu Guan, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor: Wenjun Ma, BVSc, MVSc, PhD
VRSP Project: Expression and Purification of PrM and E Proteins of Zika Virus in Sf9 Cells
Ally FitzgeraldScholar: Savannah Luu, MS,: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor:Annelise Nguyen, PhD, MBA
VRSP Project: Profile of Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in Canine Mammary Carcinoma.
Publication: 
  • Wouda RM, Luu SW, Roush JK, Biller DS. Bilateral Osteosarcoma Associated with Metallic Implant Sites in Two Dogs. Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 2018;73:39-44.
  • Luu SW, Bell C, Schneider S, Nguyen TA. Connexin 26 and Connexin 43 in Canine Mammary Carcinoma. Veterinary Sciences 2019;6:E1-11

Further Education:

  • Masters of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. May 2019. 
Kelsey MaddenScholar: Kelsey Madden, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor:Bruce Schultz, PhD
VRSP Project:NSAIDs inhibit wound healing in intestinal and reproductive epithelial cell lines
Stephen MercerScholar: Stephen Mercer, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor:Bob Rowland, PhD
VRSP Project:Domains of CD163 involved in infection of Type I and Type II PRRSV
Cristian PerezScholar: Cristian Perez, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2018
Mentor:Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VRSP Project:Effects of Intravenous Fluid Therapy on Serum Osmolality in Hospitalized Dogs.
Michael SchettlerScholar: Michael Schettler, DVM (KSU Class of 2019)
Mentors:David Poole, PhD, DSc and Tim Musch, PhD
VRSP Project: No evidence for sexual dimorphism of nitric-oxide (NO) mediated vascular control in rat skeletal muscle
Publication:
  • Craig JC, Colburn TD, Hirai DM, Schettler MJMusch TI, and Poole DC. Sex and nitric oxide bioavailability interact to modulate interstitial PO2 in healthy at skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 2018;124:1558-1566.

Further Education:

  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, Kansas State University, Veterinary Health Center, Manhattan KS, 2019-2020
  • Diagnostic Imaging Internship, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX, 2020-2021
Erin StratheScholar: Erin Strathe, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor:Natalia Cernicchiaro, DVM, MSc, PhD
VRSP Project: A systematic review of the literature to identify and quantify host and vector competence and abundance of Japanese Encephalitis Virus>
Stanislaw WarcholekScholar: Stanislaw Warcholek, DVM: KSU CVM Class of 2019
Mentor:Rob DeLong, PhD
VRSP Project:Tumor Microenvironment Analysis via High Throughput Proteomics after Poly(I:C)ZnO treatment