The 18th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine
Student and Post-Doctoral Research Symposium
October 27, 2016
The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Student Research Symposium recognizes the efforts of veterinary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and residents/interns who contribute to the research mission of the college and profession. This year there were 59 posters at the event. First, second and third place awards were given in two categories. The awards were presented by Dr. Robert Mealey, Associate Dean for Research.
Category 1 poster awardees: Resident, post-doctoral, and graduate student projects
First: Gregory Bowden, poster title “Novel High-throughput Screen Identifies Inhibitors of Sarcocystis neurona.” Advisor: Heather Fritz, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.
Second: Cheryl Miller, poster title "The effector BspB modulates Golgi vesicular trafficking to promote Brucella pathogenesis." Advisor: Jean Celli, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.
Third: Erin Smith, poster title “Post-replication roles of the Brucella VirB type IV secretion system.” Advisor: Jean Celli, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.
Category 2 poster awardees: DVM student, undergraduate, and intern projects
First: Seth Schneider, poster title “Re-purposing an anticancer drug to combat herpes simplex virus infection.” Advisor: Anthony Nicola, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.
Second: Michele Reinelt, poster title “Interindividual variability in clopidogrel active metabolite concentrations in feline plasma” Advisor: Pam Lee, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Third: Rachel Hegedus, poster title "Identifying aspirin non-responsive dogs using in vitro and in vivo impedance platelet aggregometry" Advisor: Dr. Jillian Haines, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Two faculty research awards were also presented during the reception:
Congratulations to Dr. Ilia Karatsoreos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, for being selected as this year’s recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding early career faculty who are already establishing themselves as innovators and leaders in their chosen fields. Dr. Karatsoreos was recognized for his pioneering work on circadian rhythms, sleep, and stress.
The award was presented by Dean Bryan Slinker.
The recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence was Dr. Bill Sischo, Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Dr. Sischo was recognized for his longstanding efforts directed at understanding the ecology of zoonotic and foodborne pathogens in animal production units with a particular focus on dairy beef and milk production. Dr. Sischo gave a presentation highlighting his research accomplishments to top off the evening.
The award was presented by Dr. Rocky Bigbie of Zoetis, and Dean Bryan Slinker.
Thanks to all who participated in this year's symposium. Thank you to Dr. Michael Court, chair of the CVM Research Committee, members of the CVM Research Committee, and to the faculty judges who gave of their time to fairly assess all the posters and determine the awardees. Special thanks to college staff members who helped orchestrate the event, especially Michelle Mielke and Kay Brothers. This event is sponsored by the CVM Office of Research and Zoetis Animal Health.