Scholarly Activity Report: March 2015

Mar 2, 2015 / Scholarly Activity

Below is a sampling of faculty activity, including grants funded, publications, scholarly presentations, and honors or awards, for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Grants Funded | Publications | Presentations | Professional Recognitions/Awards


Grants Funded

  • Damhorst G, Long K, McNamara P, Miller GY, $15,000, Illinois-Njala Global Health Partnership, Graduate College – University of Illinois Focal Grant Proposal.
  • Damhorst G, Long K, McNamara P, Miller GY, $13,712, Department of Education, Title VI, to the National Resource Center in Global Studies, Global Health Initiative.
  • Das A, $7,000, Manus Biosynthesis Boston, Engineering Cytochrome P450s for Natural Product Biosynthesis.
  • Johnson R, Lezmi S, $513,526, CNLM Abbott Nutrition, Nutritional Enhancement of Learning and Memory in Low Birth Weight Neonates: a Small-For-Gestational-Age Piglet Model.
  • Johnson Y, Miller GY, $116,000, USDA APHIS, Zoo Ready: National Emergency Preparedness and Functional Exercises of FAD Outbreak Response in Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Johnson Y, Miller GY, $83,500, USDA APHIS, Zoo Animal All-Hazards Preparedness Fusion Center: Functional Exercise.
  • Maddox CM, $105,750 as a 50% match with CVM and VDL each contributing 25% for a total of $ 211,500 for the instrument and facilities renovation, Bruker MALDI-TOF Biotyper, University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Equipment Matching Funds.
  • Miller GY, $14,980, Graduate College – University of Illinois Focal Grant Proposal, Emerging Issues and Research on Harmful Cyanobacterial Algal Blooms Impact on Populations and Ecosystems.

 

Publications

  • Allender MC, Bunick D, Dzhaman E, Burrus L, Maddox CW. Development and use of TaqMan real time PCR for detection of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola in snakes. J VET Diagn Inves. 2015. In press.
  • Barger AM, Weedon GR, Maddox CW, and Galloway KA. Dermatophilus congolensis in a feral cat. J Feline Med Surg. October 2014. Vol. 16, 10: pp. 840-841.
  • Canisso IF, Ball BA, Cray C, Williams NM, Scoggin KE, Davolli GM, Squires EL, Troedsson MH. Serum amyloid A and haptoglobin concentrations are increased in plasma of mares with ascending placentitis in the absence of changes in peripheral leukocyte counts or fibrinogen concentration. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2014. 72:376-85.
  • Canisso IF, Ball BA, Erol E, Claes A, Scoggin KE, McDowell KJ, Williams NM, Dorton AR, Wolfsdorf KE, Squires EL, Troedsson MH. Attempts to induce nocardioform placentitis (Crossiella equi) experimentally in mares. Equine Vet J. 2015. 47:91-5.
  • Canisso IF, Ball BA, Squires EL, Troedsson MH. How to perform transabdominal ultrasound guided fetal fluid sampling. J Equine Vet Sci. 2014; 34:1143-1147.
  • Canisso IF, Coffee LC, Ortved K, Fubini S, Schlafer DH, Gilbert RO.  Bilateral Sertoli and Interstitial cell tumors in abdominal testes of a goat with Polled Intersex Syndrome (PIS). Reprod Dom Anim. 2014; 49:64-9.
  • Chakkath T, Lavergne SN, Fan T, Dirikolu L. In vitro cytotoxicity of lomustin and its metabolites on dog lymphocytes and hepatocytes. J Vet Sci. 2014.1(3), 159-173; doi:10.3390/vetsci1030159
  • Davis K, Blair B, Ramirez CR, French D.  The Impact of Nuisance Flies on Growing Dairy Heifers. i-ACES 2014. 1(1):26-31
  • Dolinski AC, Allender MC, Hsiao V, Maddox CW. Systemic Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola infection in a free-ranging plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix). J Herpetol Med and Surg. In press.
  • Evans E, Mitchell MA, Whittington JK, Roy A, Tully TN. Measuring the level of agreement between cloacal gram stains and bacterial cultures in Hispanolan parrots (Amazona ventralis). J Avian Med Surg. 2014. 8(4):290-297.
  • Gallicchio L, Miller SR, Kiefer J, Greene T, Zacur HA, Flaws JA. Risk factors for hot flashes among women undergoing the menopausal transition: baseline results from the Midlife Women’s Health Study. Menopause. 2015. In press.
  • Garrett LD.  Canine mast cell tumors: diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports. 2014. Vol 2014:5: 49-58.
  • Gerke L, Barrett DC, Arnold C, Hale-Mitchell L, Baillie S. Synthetic models for teaching farm animal technical and clinical skills to veterinary undergraduates. Cattle Practice. 2015. Published online.
  • Han M, Kim CY, Rowland RRR, Fang Y, Kim D, Yoo D. Biogenesis of non-structural protein 1 (nsp1) and nsp1-mediated type I interferon modulation in arteriviruses. Virology. 2014. 458-469:136-150.
  • Han M, Yoo D. Engineering the PRRS virus genome: Updates and perspectives. Vet Microbiol. 2014. 174:279-295.
  • Han M, Yoo D. Modulation of innate immune signaling by nonstructural protein 1 (nsp1) in the family Arteriviridae. Virus Res. 2014. 194:100-109.
  • Hannon PR, Flaws JA. The effects of phthalates on the ovary. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2015. In press.
  • Hao Y, Kuang Z, Miao J, Krause DC, Lau GW. 2014. Mycoplasma pneumoniae modulates the STAT3-STAT6/EGFR-FOXA2 signaling to induce overexpression of airway mucins. Infect Immun. 2014. 82: 5246-55.
  • Jin Z, Chung JW, Mei W, Strack S, He C, Lau GW, Yang J. Regulation of nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling of Family with sequence similarity 13, member A (Fam13a) by B56-containing PP2As and Akt. Mol Biol Cell. 2015. January; pii: mbc.E14-08-1276. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25609086.
  • Lavergne SN, Antibiotic stewardship in small animal medicine, are we there yet? Adv Small Animal Med Surg, September; 27(9), 2014.
  • MacNeill AL, Barger AM, Skowronski MC, Lanka S, Maddox CW. Identification of Cytauxzoon felis infection in domestic cats from southern Illinois. J Feline Med Surg. 2015 Jan 19. pii: 1098612X14567158. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25600081
  • McDougle D, Kambalayal A, Das, A. Endocannabinoids – Anandamide and 2- Arachidonoylglycerol are Substrates for Human Cytochrome P450 2J2 Epoxygenase. J Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2014. DOI: 10.1124/jpet.114.216598.
  • McGill SL, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, Schaeffer DJ, Hartman SK, O’Brien RT, Joslyn SK. Saline distal interphalangeal joint arthrography for evaluation of the equine podotrochlear bursa with low-field magnetic resonance imaging. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2014; (Accepted).
  • Meling D, and Das A. Unveiling a novel role for the N-terminus of CYP in aiding electron transfer from CPR. J Inorganic Biochem. 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2014.09.016.
  • Nucci DJ, Liptak JM, Selmic LE, Culp WTN, Durant A, Worley D, Maritato K, Thomson M, Annoni M, Singh A, Benson J, Buracco P. Complications and outcome following rectal pull-through surgery: 74 dogs (2000-2013). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014;245(6):684-695.
  • Ossiboff RJ, Clancy MM, Terio KA, Conley KJ, McAloose D. Cerebral and ocular ochoconiasis in 2 elegant crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans) chicks. Vet Path. 2014. 10.1177/0300985814556186.
  • Perry BS, Harper TA, Mitchell MA, McFadden MS, Heggem Perry B. Barbed versus smooth poly-propylene three-loop pulley sutures for repair of canine gastrocnemius tendon. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2014. 27(6): 436-440.
  • Poon E, Bandara, S Allen, J Sadowski, R. and Schantz SL. Developmental PCB exposure increases susceptibility to audiogenic seizures in adulthood. Neurotoxicology. 2014. 46:117-124.
  • Ramirez CR, and Aldridge BM.  Management of a High-Risk Newborn Calf. ISVMA Epitome. 2015; Winter: pp. 14-16.
  • Sadowski RN, Wise LM, Park PY, Schantz SL, Juraska JM. Early exposure to bisphenol A alters neuron and glia number in the rat prefrontal cortex of adult males, but not females. Neuroscience. 2014. 279:122-31.
  • Santos MP, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, McKnightn AL, Singh K. Gross and histopathologic correlation of low-field magnetic resonance imaging findings in the stifle of asymptomatic horses. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. December 28, 2014. doi: 10.1111/vru.12233.
  • Santos MP, Gutierrez-Nibeyro SD, Horn GP, Hicke JD, Stewart MC, Schaeffer DJ. In vitro mechanical evaluation of equine laryngeal tie-forward constructs performed with different suture materials and placement patterns. Am J Vet Res. 2014; (Accepted).
  • Sartor A, Selmic LE, Ryan SD, Sellmeyer T, Withrow SJ. Bi-institutional retrospective cohort study evaluating the development of osteosarcoma following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (2000-2009). Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2014. 27(5):339-345.
  • Selmic LE, Beckwith K, Lafferty M, Kamstock D, Garner A, Ehrhart NP, Worley DR, Withrow SJ, Lana SE. Outcome and prognostic factors for osteosarcoma of the head in dogs: 183 cases (1987-2010). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014. 245(8):930–938.
  • Shor S, Fadl-Alla B, Pondenis H, Zhang X, Wycislo K, Lezmi S, Fan T. Expression of nociceptive ligands in canine osteosarcoma. J. Vet. Int. Med. 2014.
  • Silva ES, Scoggin KE, Canisso IF, Troedsson MH, Squires EL, Ball BA. Expression of receptors for ovarian steroids and prostaglandin E2 in the endometrium and myometrium of mares during estrus, diestrus and early pregnancy. Anim Reprod Sci. 2014. 151:169-181.
  • Slater OM, Terio KA, Zhang Y, Erdman DD, Schneider E, Kuypers JM, Kunstman KJ, Kunstman J, Kinsel MJ, Gamble KC. Human metapneumovirus infection in chimpanzees, United States. Emerg Infect Diseases . 2014. 20(12): 2115-8.
  • Stern AW, Allison S, Chu C. Pancreatic Carcinoma in an African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis). Comp Med. 2014. 64(6):421-423.
  • Stern AW, Pieper J. Pathol in Practice: Symmetrical lupoid Oncodystrophy in a Dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015. 246(2):197-199.
  • Stern AW. Primary Cerebral Hemangiosarcoma in an Adult Labrador Retriever Dog. Brazilian Journal of Vet Path. 2014. 7(3):170-172
  • Tan RM, Kuang Z, Hao Y, Lee RJ, Kim S, Lau GW. Type IV pilus glycosylation mediates resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa against opsonic activities of the pulmonary surfactant proteins. Infect Immun. 2015. January. pii: IAI.02874-14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25605768.
  • Tang L, Yang X, Yin Q, Cai K, Wang H, Chaudhury I, Yao C, Zhou Q, Kwon M, Hartman J, Dobrucka I, Dobrucki L, Borst L, Lezmi S, Helferich W, Ferguson A, Fan T, Cheng J. Investigating the optimal size of anticancer nano-medicine. PNAS. 2014. 111:15344-9,
  • Tuoey JL, Selmic LE, Ehrhart NP, Worley D, Withrow SJ. Evaluation of outcome following curative-intent surgery for canine oral melanoma: 70 cases. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014. 245(11):1266–1273.
  • Walling BE, Kuang ZZ, Hao YH, Gastouniotis C, Lau GW. Helical carbon nanotubes alter F-actin and ARP2 distribution in macrophages and inhibit Pseudomonas aeruginosa phagocytosis in an intracellular accumulation-dependent manner. J Nanomed Res. 2015. 2(1): 00019.
  • Watson MK, Mitchell MA, Stern AW, Labelle AL, Joslyn S, Fan TM, Leister K, Kohles M, Marshall K. Evaluating the Clinical and Physiological Effects of Long Term Ultraviolet B Radiation on Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus). PloS ONE. 2014. 9(12):e114413.
  • Watson MK, Mitchell MA. Vitamin D and ultraviolet B radiation considerations for exotic pets. J Exotic Pet Med. 2014.  23(4):369-379.
  • Watson MK, Stern AW, Labelle AL, Joslyn S, Fan TM, Leister K, Kohles M, Marshall K, Mitchell MA. Evaluating the clinical and physiological effects of long term ultraviolet B Radiation on guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). PLoS One: 2014. 9(12):e114413.
  • White AE, Wolsic C, Campbell KL, Lavergne SN, “Canine progenitor epidermal keratinocytes (CPEK) express various inflammatory markers among which interleukin-8 and CD40 are affected by certain antibiotics” Vet Dermatol. 2014. December (6):493-502.
  • Zelasko S, Arnold W, Das, A.* Endocannabinoid Metabolism by Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases. Prostaglandins and Other Lipid Mediators. 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1098882314000744
  • Ziv-Gal A, Gao L, Karman BN, Flaws JA. In vitro re-expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor into Ahr-deficient mouse antral follicles partially restores the phenotype to that of wild-type mice. Tox In Vitro. 2015. 29:329-36.

Presentations

  • Blair B, Ramirez CR, Aldridge BM, Lowe JF, French D.  Investigation into horn fly burden susceptibility in Holstein heifers. Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease, December 2014.
  • Bates M, Lezmi S, Neuro-Pathology Mystery Slide Presentation. American College of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting. 2014. Atlanta, Ga.
  • Bugman A, Langer P, Rivas A, Mitchell MA. Evaluating the efficacy of alfaxalone as an anesthetic agent in Oscar fish (Astronatus ocellatus). Annual Conference American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Canisso IF, Ball BA, Esteller-Vico A, Squires EL, Troedsson MH. Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S) concentrations in mares with experimentally induced ascending  placentitis.  Proceedings 18th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Domestic Animals Reproduction, 2014, Helsink Finland, Reprod Dom Anim, 49S3:60.
  • Canisso, IF, Ball, BA, Esteller-Vico, A, Williams NM, Squires, EL, Troedsson MH. ehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and testosterone concentrations in mares carrying normal pregnancies. Proceedings Society for Theriogenology, 2014, Portland, Ore. Clinical Theriogenology, 2014;31.
  • Czepiel T, Labelle A, Hamor RE, Clinical experiences with a valved frontal sinus shunt for the treatment of canine glaucoma.  45th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, October 4-9, 2014. Dallas, Tex. Abstract.
  • Daviolli GM, Ball BA, Esteller-Vico A, Claes A, Canisso IF, Fedorka C, Woodward EM, Troedsson MH, Squires EL, Effects of a third-generation GnRH antagonist on reproductive parameters in the stallion. Proceedings Society for Theriogenology, 2014, Portland, Ore. Clinical Theriogenology, 2014;74.
  • Flaws JA, Effects of Bisphenol A on Female Reproduction, Children’s Center webinar, October 2014. Invited seminar.
  • Flaws JA, Effects of Bisphenol A on the Ovary, Department of Physiology, 2014, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Invited seminar.
  • Garrett LD, International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, September 10-14, 2014. Indianapolis, Ind. Invited Lectures on the following topics: Core Communication Skills, Nonverbal Communication Tricks of the Trade, When Time is of the Essence: Applying Core Communication Skills in the ER Setting, Designing and Implementing Clinical Trials, Cytology for the Practitioner Workshop (4 hours), Don’t Hurt the Messenger: How to Effectively Break Bad News in the ER and ICU, Diagnosis and Management of Hypercalcemia, New Advances in Oncology Every ER Clinician Should Know.
  • Han M, Yoo D, IFN phenotype mutant PRRS viruses with a modified regulatory role of SAP-like motif in nsp1-beta, 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2014, Chicago, Ill.
  • Han M, Yoo D, Regulatory role of the SAP-like motif of PRRSV nsp1-beta protein for innate immune response, 95th Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, December 7-9, 2014, Chicago, Ill.
  • Hannon PR and Flaws JA, Mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, but not di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate alters factors within the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathway to accelerate early folliculogenesis in mice. Illinois Symposium in Reproductive Sciences, Chicago, Ill. Oral presentation.
  • Herrmann JA, One Health: We’re all in this together, Global Health Network Conference, January 7, 2015. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lau GW, Probing the mechanisms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-mediated excessive mucus in chronic airway diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, University of California-Davis, December 9, 2014. Invited speaker.
  • Lavergne SN, Antibiotic stewardship 101, September 14, 2014, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference, Champaign, Ill.
  • Lavergne SN, Drug allergy beyond urban legends, October 14, 2014, University of Chicago Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Units. Invited lecture.
  • Lavergne SN, The role of veterinarians in the fight against antibiotic resistance, October 14, 2014, University of Chicago Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Units. Invited lecture.
  • Loper D, Mitchell MA, Molitor L, Assessing the palatability and digestibility of a semi-moist diet in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps), Annual Conference Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Miller GY, Ebola 101: A Zoonosis with One Health Implications. Global Health Initiative seminar for Urbana/Champaign Community, Urbana Public Library. November 17, 2014.
  • Miller GY, Ebola 101: A Zoonosis with One Health Implications. Global Health Initiative seminar for Urbana Campus, University of Illinois. November 10, 2014.
  • Miller GY, FMD Vaccination: Results from a Modeling study of a MN FMD Outbreak. USAHA annual Meeting Foreign and Emerging Diseases Committee. October 21, 2014. Kansas City, Mo.
  • Miller GY, Managing and modeling a complex highly contagious foreign animal disease. IUPUI Biomath seminar, November 21, 2014.  Invited speaker.
  • Miller GY, Teach in: Ebola and Global Health University of Illinois Global Health, September 18, 2014. Champaign, Ill.
  • Miller GY, Vaccinology Considerations for Foot and Mouth Disease Preparedness Response, Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, January 14, 2014. Washington, D.C.
  • Mitchell MA, Anesthetic considerations for North American Wildlife, Annual Conference American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Mitchell MA, Infectious Diseases of Reptiles: What is lurking under those scales? Annual Conference American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Mitchell MA, Managing the Critical Care Wildlife Case. Annual Conference American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Mitchell MA, Statistics for the Zoo and Exotic Animal Clinician: Designing Studies, Collecting Data, and Interpreting the Results. Annual Conference Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Molitor L, Mitchell MA, Santonacita P, Assessing the digestibility of crickets fed three different cricket diets in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps), Annual Conference Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Patel S, Ziv-Gal A, Flaws JA, Bisphenol A inhibits follicle growth, but does not alter the expression of oxidative stress-related genes in mouse cultured antral follicles, Illinois Symposium in Reproductive Sciences, Chicago, Ill, 2014. Poster.
  • Pelych L, Labelle AL, Dubielzig R, Hamor RE, Clinical features and long-term outcomes of blue-eyed dogs with uveal schwannoma,  45th Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, October 4-9, 2014. Dallas, Tex. Poster.
  • Ramirez CR, Lowe JF, Harding A, Forteguerri E, Aldridge BM, Investigating the benefits of anti-infective metaphylaxis in finishing pigs, Conference for Research Workers in Animal Disease, December 2014.
  • Richards H, Whittington JK, Matheson J, Mitchell MA, Utilizing radiographic imaging to predict outcome in rabbits with gastrointestinal motility disorders, Annual Conference Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Selmic LE, Big, Bad and Ugly: Approach and Treatment options for Oral Tumor, University of Illinois, Fall Conference, 2014, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
  • Selmic, LE, It couldn’t be in a worse spot: Approach to tumors in tough locations, University of Illinois, Fall Conference, 2014, Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
  • Shi K, Yoo D, Inhibition of type I interferon induction by non-structural proteins of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, 95th Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, December 7-9, 2014, Chicago, Ill.
  • Shi K, Zhang Q, Yoo D, Suppression of type I interferon response by non-structural protein 1 of PEDV through degradation of CREB-binding protein, 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2014,Chicago, Ill.
  • Steinmann S, Rattan S, Flaws JA, Prenatal di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exposure may affect sex ration in mice, Illinois Symposium in Reproductive Sciences, 2014, Chicago, Ill. Poster.
  • Stern AW, Histopathology, Biological Structures Imaging Workshop, November 12, 2014, University of Illinois. Urbana, Ill.
  • Bandara S, Developmental PCB Exposure and Seizure Suseptibility. October 5-9, 2014, The Eighth International PCB Workshop, Woods Hole, Mass.
  • Schantz SL, Developmental PCB Exposure and Seizures: A New Story About an Old Contaminant, December 4, 2014, Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar, Urbana, Ill.
  • Schantz SL, Novel Approaches to Assessing Cognitive Function in Early Infancy, October 26-29, 2014, Perinatal Programming and Toxicology (PPTox), Boston, Mass.
  • Terio KA, Incorporating pathology into the Gombe Ecohealth Project: Dead animals do tell tales, American Society of Primatologists, 2014, Decatur, Ga. Invited speaker.
  • Terio KA, Associations between gastritis, temperament and management risk factors in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), American Association of Zoological Veterinarians Annual Conference, 2014. Orlando, Fla.
  • Terio KA, Best practices for the cardiac necropsy: Tips for clinicians (and pathologists) performing ape necropsies, American Association of Zoological Veterinarians Annual Conference, 2014. Orlando, Fla.
  • Watson M, Mitchell MA, Stern AW, Labelle AL, Joslyn S, Fan T, Leister K, Kohles M, Marshall K, Evaluating the clinical and physiological effects of long term ultraviolet B radiation on rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Annual Conference Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Watson M, Mitchell MA, Stern AW, Labelle AL, Joslyn S, Fan T, Cavaretta M, Kohles M, Marshall K, Measuring the level of agreement in evaluating bone mineral density using computed tomography imaging and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) skulls, Annual Conference Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, October 18-24, 2014, Orlando, Fla.
  • Weedon GR, Non-surgical Sterilization Webinar, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, December, 2014
  • Weedon GR, Non-surgical Sterilization, Best Friends National Conference, October 2014, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Weedon GR, Non-surgical sterilization, Zeuterin, Lecture and Wetlab, University of Illinois, Fall Conference, 2014, Champaign, Ill.
  • Weedon GR, Pediatric sterilization, Lecture and Wetlab, University of Illinois, Fall Conference, 2014, Champaign, Ill.
  • Weedon GR, Pediatric Sterilization, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, October 2014, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Weedon GR, Zeuterin, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs Council of Stakeholders, December, 2014, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Yoo D, Evasion of PRRS virus from host innate immunity. The International Symposium on PRRS Prevention and Control. October 24-25, 2014, Luoyang, Henan, China.
  • Yoo D, Innate immune modulation by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), NC1202 Research Meeting on Enteric Disease of Food Animals: Enhanced Prevention Control and Food Safety, December 6-7, 2014. Chicago, Ill.
  • Yoo D, Innate immunity to PRRSV and application to new vaccines, 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2014. Chicago, Ill.
  • Zhang X, Lezmi S, Gut-brain-axis: a rotavirus/coronavirus enteritis piglet model, American College of Veterinary Pathologists Annual Meeting, 2014, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Zhou C, Hannon PR, Flaws JA, Diethyl phthalate exposure does not affect early ovarian folliculogenesis, but may induce oxidative stress in cultured neonatal mouse ovaries, Illinois Symposium in Reproductive Sciences, 2014, Chicago, Ill. Poster.
  • Ziv-Gal A, Berger A, Flaws JA, Bisphenol A alters the expression of factors in the insulin-like growth factor 1 signaling pathway in mouse cultured antral follicles, Illinois Symposium in Reproductive Sciences, 2014, Chicago, Ill. Poster.

 

Professional Recognitions/Awards

  • Ferguson CD. January 28-29, 2015, served on a Blue Ribbon panel for the Morris Animal Foundation and was charged to discuss criteria for the Mark L. Morris, Jr. Senior Investigator Award.
  • Foreman JH. August 2014, Invited Examining Veterinarian, USA Reining Veterinary Panel, to determine fitness and soundness of reining horses chosen to represent USA in the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
  • Gould A (Class of 2016). February 2015. Recipient of an Illinois student Leadership Award at the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference.
  • Johnson A. February 2015. Recipient of a Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Western Veterinary Conference
  • Schantz SL. January 22, 2015. The future president of the University of Illinois, Timothy Killeen toured the IKIDS research lab at the Beckman Institute. Live demonstrations were given showing their approach to assessing infant cognition using a high definition large screen television to present life size stimuli and infrared eye-tracking to track young infants’ looking behavior to the stimuli.
  • White A (master’s student in Sidonie Lavergne’s lab). February 2015. Won the basic science award of the Illinois chapter of the Phi Zeta Society.