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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, DVM, PhD, DACVCP
VRSP Project: Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia.
Research Presentations: 
  • Bieberly Z, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Berke K, Klocke E, Upchurch D, Crauer B, Comroe A, Jugan M, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Decker K, Klutzke J, Fitzgerald A, Woodruff K. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Berke K, Klocke E, Upchurch D, Crauer B, Comroe A, Jugan M, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Decker K, Bieberly Z, Klutzke J, Fitzgerald A, Woodruff K. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as a poster at the Pain in Animals Workshop (PAWS) National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, Oct 2019.
  • Bieberly Z, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Berke K, Klocke E, Upchurch D, Crauer B, Comroe A, Jugan M, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Decker K, Klutzke J, Fitzgerald A, Woodruff K. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as a poster at the KSU Research and the State Forum, Manhattan, KS, Oct 2019.
  • Bieberly Z, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Berke K, Klocke E, Upchurch D, Crauer B, Comroe A, Jugan M, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Decker K, Klutzke J, Fitzgerald A, Woodruff K. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Oral abstract presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020. 1st place in Clinical/Applied Sciences.
  • KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Berke K, Klocke E, Upchurch D, Crauer B, Comroe A, Jugan M, Mason D, Jensen G, Bieberly Z, Orchard R, Decker K, Klutzke J, Fitzgerald A, Woodruff K. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as an E-poster at the ACVIM Forum, June 2020; presentation was virtual with voice-over when the conference was converted online due to COVID.
Brandt Scholar: Tera Brandt: KSUCVCM Class of 2022
Mentor: Tom Schermerhorn, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VRSP Project: Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas.
Research Presentations: 
  • Brandt T, Schneider S, Springer N, Schermerhorn T. Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Brandt T, Schneider S, Springer N, Schermerhorn T. Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas. Oral abstract presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020. 3rd place in Clinical/Applied Sciences.
  • Brandt T, Schneider S, Springer N, Schermerhorn T. Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas. Presented as an E-poster at the ACVIM Forum, June 2020; presentation was virtual with voice-over when the conference was converted online due to COVID.
Butrico 

Scholar: Samantha Butrico: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Nora Springer, DVM, PhD, DACVP
VRSP Project: Expression of claudin-5 and prostate specific membrane antigen in canine hemangiosarcoma cells.
Research Presentations: 

  • Butrico S, Knights K, Wouda R, Springer N. Expression of claudin-5 and prostate specific membrane antigen in canine hemangiosarcoma cells. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Butrico S, Knights K, Wouda R, Springer N. Expression of claudin-5 and prostate specific membrane antigen in canine hemangiosarcoma cells. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020.
Gregory 

Scholar: Jason Gregory: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Tim Musch, PhD/David Poole, PhD, DSc
VRSP Project: ATP-sensitive potassium channel blockade: Mechanisms for decreased exercise tolerance.
Research Presentations: 

  • Gregory J, Colburn T, Schulze K, Weber R, Poole D, Musch T. ATP‐sensitive potassium channel blockade: Mechanisms for decreased exercise tolerance. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Gregory J, Colburn T, Schulze K, Weber R, Poole D, Musch T. ATP‐sensitive potassium channel blockade: Mechanisms for decreased exercise tolerance. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020.
Krueger 

Scholar: Sarah Krueger: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Katie Reif, MS.PH., PhD
VRSP Project: Evaluation of Amblyomma americanum vector competence for Anaplasma marginale.
Research Presentations: 

  • Krueger S, Anantatat T, Reif K. Evaluation of Amblyomma americanum vector competence for Anaplasma marginale. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Krueger S, Anantatat T, Reif K. Evaluation of Amblyomma americanum vector competence for Anaplasma marginale. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020. 2nd place in Basic Sciences.
Miller 

Scholar: Lauren Miller: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Brian Herrin, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology)
VRSP Project: Characterization of a novel tick transmitted Ehrlichia sp. infection in horses.
Research Presentations: 

  • Miller L, Hancock S, Holbrook T, Little S, Herrin B. Characterization of a novel tick transmitted Ehrlichia sp. infection in horses. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Miller L, Hancock S, Holbrook T, Little S, Herrin B. Characterization of a novel tick transmitted Ehrlichia sp. infection in horses. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020.
Smith 

Scholar: MaRyka Smith: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Sally Davis, DVM, PhD
VRSP Project: Effects of BEI inactivation and sucrose purification on Rift Valley fever virus.
Research Presentations: 

  • Smith M, Davis AS. Effects of BEI inactivation and sucrose purification on Rift Valley fever virus. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Swanson 

Scholar: Ryan Swanson: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Robert DeLong, PhD
VRSP Project: Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging.
Research Presentations: 

  • Swanson R, Majka J, Glaspell G, Ghosh K, Wanekaya A, DeLong R. Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Swanson R, Majka J, Glaspell G, Ghosh K, Wanekaya A, DeLong R. Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020.
  • Swanson R, Hoffman A, Majka J, Shrestha T, Mathew E, DeLong R. Multi-dimensional fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging and detection specificity of physiometacomposite: enzyme interfaces. Presented as a poster at the Imaging the Pancreas in Diabetes and Benign and Malignant Exocrine Pancreatic Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD, January 2020.
Virkinderen 

Scholar: Brandon Verkinderen: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD
VRSP Project: Effect of kinase inhibitor treatment on Rift Valley Fever Virus replication.
Research Presentations: 

  • Verkinderen B, Meekins D, and Richt J. Effect of kinase inhibitor treatment on Rift Valley Fever Virus replication.  Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Verkinderen B, Meekins D, and Richt J. Effect of kinase inhibitor treatment on Rift Valley Fever Virus replication.  Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020. 3rd place in Basic Science.
Woodruff 

Scholar: Kallie Woodruff: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Kate KuKanich, PhD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
VRSP Project: Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate.
Research Presentations: 

  • Woodruff K, KuKanich K, KuKanich B, Papich M, Joo H, Bieberly Z, Klutzke J, Orchard R, and Schermerhorn L.  Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Woodruff K, KuKanich K, KuKanich B, Papich M, Joo H, Bieberly Z, Klutzke J, Orchard R, and Schermerhorn L.  Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate. Oral abstract presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS Mar 2020.
  • KuKanich K, KuKanich B, Woodruff K, Papich M, Bieberly Z, Klutzke J, Orchard R, and Schermerhorn L.  Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate. Presented as an E-poster at the ACVIM Forum, June 2020; presentation was virtual with voice-over when the conference was converted online due to COVID.
Zabiegala 

Scholar: Alexandria Zabiegala: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: KC Chang, DVM, MS, PhD
VRSP Project: Genetic and replication analysis of highly virulent Feline Calicivirus isolate, KS-2019
Research Presentations: 

  • Zabiegala A, Perera K, Kim Y, and Chang K.O.  Genetic and replication analysis of highly virulent Feline Calicivirus isolate, KS-2019. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
  • Zabiegala A, Perera K, Kim Y, and Chang K.O.  Genetic and replication analysis of highly virulent Feline Calicivirus isolate, KS-2019. Presented as a poster at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan, KS, Mar 2020.