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2018 Veterinary Research Scholars


2018 Veterinary Research Scholars

(L to R):  Keith Lewy, Kaitlyn Hastings, Jacob Herford, Meghan Lancaster, Ally Fitzgerald, Sarah Stuebing


Ally FitzgeraldScholar: Ally Fitzgerald: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Butch KuKanich, DVM, PhD, DACVCP
VRSP Project: A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation.
Research Presentations:
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Cho P, Komp M. A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation. Poster presentation at the Boehringer Ingelheim NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium College Station, TX Aug 2018.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M.Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-acting Analgesic with Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019. Tied for 3rd place in poster competition.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason, D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M. Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-Acting Analgesic with a Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Poster presentation at the Riley County Bugapalooza, Manhattan, KS Apr 2019. Received 1st place Public Health Poster Award.
  • Fitzgerald AKuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason, D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M. Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-Acting Analgesic with a Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Oral abstract presentation at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) Biennial Symposium, Overland Park, KS Aug 2019. Won the ACVCP/AAVPT Graduate Student Research Award.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Cho P, Komp M. A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation. Oral abstract presentation at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) Biennial Symposium, Overland Park, KS Aug 2019.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer RB, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S,  Mason D, Orchard R, Jensen G, Cho P, Komp M. A Clinical Model of Perioperative Acute Pain in Dogs. Poster presentation at the Pain in Animals Workshop (PAWS). National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Oct 2019.

Research Publications:

  • KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch, D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Fitzgerald A, and Komp M. Perioperative analgesia associated with oral administration of a novel methadone-fluconazole-naltrexone formulation in dogs undergoing routine ovariohysterectomy. Am J Vet Res. 2020;81:699-707.
  • Kleinhenz M, Odland C, Williams TE, Zhang Y, Fitzgerald AH, Sidhu PK, Cooper V, Wulf LW, Coetzee JF. Pharmacokinetics and tissue concentrations of firocoxib in sows following oral administration. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2020;43:491-8.
  • KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Locuson C, Fitzgerald A, Cho P, Komp M. Multiple dose pharmacokinetics and opioid effects of oral methadone/fluconazole/naltrexone in dogs.  Am J Vet Res. Accepted June 2020.
Kaitlyn HastingsScholar: Kaitlyn Hastings: KSUCVM Class of 2020
Mentor: Nora Springer, DVM, PhD, DACVP
VRSP Project: The Role of Childhood Obesity-Associated Adipose Tissue Fibrosis in Adulthood Cancer.
Research Presentations:
  • Hasting K, Springer N. The Role of Childhood Obesity-Associated Adipose Tissue Fibrosis in Adulthood Cancer. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station TX, Aug 2018.
Jacob HerfordScholar: Jacob Herford: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Bruce Schultz, PhD
VRSP Project: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export.
Research Presentations:
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station TX, Aug 2018.
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019. 2nd place in poster competition.
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the Natural and Assisted Reproduction: Science and Outcomes Symposium, Philadelphia PA, June 2019.
Meghan LancasterScholar: Meghan Lancaster: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Kathryn Reif, MSPH, PhD
VRSP Project: Examination of Anaplasma marginale genetic diversity in Kansas beef cattle.
Research Presentations:
  • Lancaster M, Reif K. Examination of Anaplasma marginale genetic diversity in Kansas beef cattle. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station TX, Aug 2018.
Keith LewyScholar: Keith Lewy: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Natalia Cernicchiaro, DVM, MSc, PhD
VRSP Project: Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease.
Research Presentations:
  • Lewy K, Beyene T, Feuerbacher L, Nagaraja TG, Cernicchiaro N. Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station, TX, August 2018.
  • Lewy K, Beyene T, Feuerbacher L, Nagaraja TG, Cernicchiaro N. Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019.
  • Lewy K, Zhang C, Olthoff B, Birch M, Ericcson A, Franklin C. The impact of various gut microbiota transfer methods on the development of colitis in response to dextran sulfate sodium. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Lewy K, Zhang C, Olthoff B, Birch M, Ericcson A, Franklin C. The impact of various gut microbiota transfer methods on the development of colitis in response to dextran sulfate sodium. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2020.

Research Fellowship:

Research Publications:

  • Stelekati E, Chen Z, Manne S, Kurachi M, Ali M, Lewy K, Cai Z, Nzingha K, McClane L, Hope JL, Fike A, Katsikis PD, Wherry EJ. Long-Term Persistence of Exhausted CD8 T Cells in Chronic Infection Is Regulated by MicroRNA-155.  Cell Reports 2018;23:2142–2156.
Hao Shi

Scholar: Hao Shi: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Dr. Jianfa Bai, MS, PhD
VRSP Project: Molecular detection panel development for major swine enteric pathogens.
Publications:

  • Shi H, Zhuge X; Dai J. Construction of the SiaK1 Mutant of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia Coli and its Characterization. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Medicine, 2015,09:26-30.  
  • Zhu L, Wang X, Shi H, Liu H, Lu P, Xu X, Cheng G. Culture and Characterization of a Primary Mammary Epithelial Cell line of Lysozyme Transgenic Goat. China Biotechnology, 2014;34:28-34.
Sarah Stuebing

Scholar: Sarah Steubing: KSUCVM Class of 2020
Mentor: Leela Noronha, PhD
VRSP Project: : Assessing the likelihood of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus-2 infection in Culicoides sonorensis.
Research Presentations:

  • Steubing S, Noronha L. Assessing the likelihood of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus-2 infection in Culicoides sonorensis. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station, TX, August 2018.