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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
VRSP Project: Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia.
Research Presentations: 
  • Zackery Bieberly, Butch KuKanich, Kate KuKanich, Kara Berke, Emily Klocke, David Upchurch, Brad Crauer, Alyssa Comroe, Maria Jugan, Diane Mason, Gina Jensen, Ron Orchard, Kelsey Decker, Joshua Klutzke, Ally Fitzgerald, Kallie Woodruff. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.

  • Zackery Bieberly, Butch KuKanich, Kate KuKanich, Kara Berke, Emily Klocke, David Upchurch, Brad Crauer, Alyssa Comroe, Maria Jugan, Diane Mason, Gina Jensen, Ron Orchard, Kelsey Decker, Joshua Klutzke, Ally Fitzgerald, Kallie Woodruff. Long acting injectable methadone for post-operative analgesia. Presented as a poster at the KSU Research and the State Forum, Manhattan, KS, Oct 2019.
Brandt Scholar: Tera Brandt: KSUCVCM Class of 2022
Mentor: Tom Schermerhorn
VRSP Project: Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas.
Research Presentations: 
  • Tera L. Brandt, Sarah M. Schneider, Nora L. Springer, Thomas Schermerhorn. Hexokinase and insulin expression patterns in canine insulinomas. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Butrico 

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

  • Samantha Butrico, Kaori Knights, Raelene Wouda, Nora L. Springer. 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.
Gregory 

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

  • Jason M. Gregory, Trenton D. Colburn, Kiana M. Schulze, Ramona E. Weber, David C. Poole, Tim I. Musch. ATP‐sensitive potassium channel blockade: Mechanisms for decreased exercise tolerance. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Krueger 

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

  • Sarah Krueger, Tippawan Anantatat, Kathryn E. Reif. Evaluation of Amblyomma americanum vector competence for Anaplasma marginale. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Miller 

Scholar: Lauren Miller: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Brian Herrin
VRSP Project: Characterization of a novel tick transmitted Ehrlichia sp. infection in horses.
Research Presentations: 

  • Lauren Miller, Samantha Hancock, Todd Holbrook, Susan Little, Brian Herrin. 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.
Smith 

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

  • MaRyka R. Smith, A. Sally Davis. 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
VRSP Project: Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging.
Research Presentations: 

  • Ryan Swanson , Julie Majka , Garry Glaspell , Kartik Ghosh , Adam Wanekaya , Robert DeLong. Assessing nanoscale physiometacomposite enzyme interfaces for fluorescent and luminescent bioimaging. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Virkinderen 

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

  • Brandon B. Verkinderen, David A. Meekins, and Juergen A. Richt. 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.
Woodruff 

Scholar: Kallie Woodruff: KSUCVM Class of 2022
Mentor: Kate KuKanich
VRSP Project: Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate.
Research Presentations: 

  • Kallie Woodruff, Kate KuKanich, Butch KuKanich, Mark Papich, Hyun Joo, Zackery Bieberly, Joshuah Klutzke, Ron Orchard, and Lucy Schermerhorn.  Evaluation of feline urine concentrations of amoxicillin and clavulanate. Presented as a poster at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.
Zabiegala 

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

  • Alexandria Zabiegala, Krishani Perera, Yunjeong Kim, and Kyeong-Ok Chang.  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.