Each spring, the college sets aside a day to celebrate our diverse research activities and to build our research community.

Research Day is Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Research Day features formal presentations as well as a lunchtime poster session, where college researchers including veterinary students, graduate students, trainees, staff, and faculty members present their research progress. A keynote speaker from outside of the college, whose work broadly addresses college research efforts, is selected through a process of nominations and voting.

Research Day is also a time to recognize outstanding effort with the presentation of graduate student awards and the initiation of new members into Phi Zeta, the honor society of veterinary medicine.

A large and diverse panel of faculty judges selected the following students for awards:

Saniya Rattan won the Joseph O. Alberts Award for excellence in research and scholarship.

Dr. Jamie Stewart won the Phi Zeta Basic Science Research Award.

Dr. Mark Byrum won the Phi Zeta Clinical or Applied Research Award.

The following students were selected for awards based on their research talks:

Arpita Bhurke: In utero Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Results in Pregnancy Complications in Multiple Generations

Lauren Carnevale: Inhibition of Endocannabinoid Metabolism by Virodhamine

Dr. Alycen Lundberg: Targeted Therapy for Feline Pulmonary Carcinoma Through Exploitation of Preferential NQO1 Expressions and the Drug Isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone (IB-DNQ)

The following students were selected for awards based on their lightning talks and posters:

Rekha Balachandran: Pharmacological Challenges Examining the Underlying Mechanism of Altered Response Inhibition and Attention Due to Circadian Disruption in Adult Long-Evans Rats

Saniya Rattan: Prenatal Exposure to Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Promotes Adverse Transgenerational Effects on Reproductive Capacity in Female Mice

The People’s Choice Winner is:

Maya Scott: Identifying the Arsenic Potential Index (API) for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, FL

Research Day activities are co-sponsored by Zoetis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Phi Zeta and the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Research and Advanced Studies.

 

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2018 Itinerary 

8:15 AM Welcome
Peter Constable, Dean
LAC 100

8:20 AM Presentation of Graduate Student Awards
Lois Hoyer, Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies
LAC 100

  • Joseph A. Alberts Award, for an outstanding College of Veterinary Medicine graduate student
  • Paul B. Doby Award, for an outstanding College of Veterinary Medicine graduate student who is conducting infectious disease research applicable to food animals
  • Dr. Victor E. O. (Ted) and Carroll J. Valli Award, for an outstanding graduate student in pathology or clinical pathology

Tim Fan, President, Mu Chapter of Phi Zeta

  • Phi Zeta Literary Award — Basic Science
  • Phi Zeta Literary Award — Clinical Applied Science

8:30 AM Phi Zeta Initiation
Tim Fan, President, Mu Chapter of Phi Zeta
LAC 100

8:40 AM Student Lightning Talks
Six student abstracts will be selected by the Research Advisory Committee. Students will have 2 minutes and one Powerpoint slide to present a preview of their poster and attract an audience for the Noon Poster Session. Faculty judges will evaluate the quality of the lightning talk and the poster presentation and award prizes of $500 that can be used toward research-related activities. Three total prizes will be given, with one being a People’s Choice Award. Speaker names and presentation titles will be announced on March 5, 2018.
LAC 100

8:40 AM
Supipi Mirihagalle: One RING to Rule Them All: RNF212 Regulates the Size of the Ovarian Follicle Pool

8:43 AM
Matthew Berry: Promotion of Malignant Osteolysis via Active Secretion of Bone Resorptive Cytokines in Canine Osteosarcoma

8:46 AM 
Saniya Rattan: Prenatal Exposure to Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Promotes Adverse Transgenerational Effects on Reproductive Capacity in Female Mice

8:49 AM
Jamie Stewart: Effects of Seasonality on Male White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Reproduction

8:52 AM
Maya Scott: Identifying the Arsenic Potential Index (API) for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, FL

8:55 AM  
Rekha Balachandran: Pharmacological Challenges Examining the Underlying Mechanism of Altered Response Inhibition and Attention due to Circadian Disruption in Adult Long-Evans Rats

9:00 AM Pensinger Lecture in Comparative Medicine; Keynote address

Targeted Treatments For Fragile X syndrome: Modifying the Translational Pathway     

Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis MD, PhD is a Pediatric Neurologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Neurological Sciences, and Biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  She established the comprehensive Fragile X Clinic and Research Program in 1991, through which she provides care to over 600 patients with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Her research has included studies of medical issues, epilepsy and psychopharmacology in FXS, characterization of neurological problems in FXTAS, and in particular translational work in FXS including outcome measures and biomarkers, natural history, newborn screening, and design and implementation of clinical trials of new targeted treatments in FXS. Her laboratory studies the cellular role of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), relationship between FMRP and clinical function, and methods for optimizing genetic testing in fragile X-associated disorders. More recently she has expanded clinical management and translational work to other developmental and degenerative disorders including Niemann-Pick type C, Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, Phelan McDermid syndrome, sex chromosome aneuploidies and Angelman syndrome. She is on Advisory Boards for the FRAXA Research Foundation, National Fragile X Foundation numerous pharmaceutical companies working in the neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders space. She is Chair of the Clinical Committee of the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Jarrett Cole Award for clinical work in FXS in 2002, the Hagerman Award for excellence in FXTAS research in 2004, the FRAXA Champion Award in 2011, an Autism Speaks Top Ten Research Accomplishment for 2012, the Ups for Downs Commitment to Excellence Award in 2012, the NFXF William and Enid Rosen Research Award in 2014, the March of Dimes Jonas Salk Research Award in 2015, the American Academy of Neurology Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology in 2016 and the John Merck Fund Sparkplug Award in 2016.

10:00 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM-Noon Student Speaker Competition
Six student abstracts will be selected by the Research Advisory Committee. Students will have 12 minutes for their presentation and 3 minutes to answer audience questions. Faculty judges will evaluate the quality of the presentation and three speakers will win $1000 that can be used toward research-related activities. Speaker names and presentation titles will be announced on March 5th, 2018.

10:30 AM
Alycen Lundberg: Targeted Therapy for Feline Pulmonary Carcinoma Through Exploitation of Preferential NQO1 Expressions and the Drug Isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone (IB-DNQ)

10:45 AM
Kari DJ Swanson: Development of a Perceived Exertion Scale for Dogs Exercising on a Land Treadmill Using Selected Physiologic Parameters

11:00 AM
Arpita Bhurke: In utero Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Results in Pregnancy Complications in Multiple Generations

11:15 AM
Lauren Carnevale: Inhibition of Endocannabinoid Metabolism by Virodhamine

11:30 AM
Ellen Haynes: Clinical Trial and Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Terbinafine Nebulization in Wild Snakes with Snake Fungal Disease

11:45 AM
Hanzhong Ke: Interaction of PRRSV Nsp1-beta and the Cellular Protein Nucleoporin 62 Inhibits Host mRNA Nuclear Export and Host Cell Gene Expression

 

Atrium, Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
Noon-2:00 PM         Lunch and Poster Session