Scholarly Activity Report: October 2014

Oct 15, 2014 / Scholarly Activity

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

Grants Funded | Publications | Presentations | Professional Recognitions/Awards

 


Grants Funded

  • Allender MC, $9,735, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Health Assessment and Ranavirus Investigation in the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Carolin) following a Ranavirus Outbreak in Illinois, Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.
  • Das A, $8,000, Manus Biosynthesis Boston, Engineering Plant Cytochrome P450s for Natural Product Biosynthesis.
  • Flaws J, $6,500, Army Environmental Command, Ovarian Follicle Counting.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ, Nadler Y, Myint MS, Miller GY, Field E, Olson S, O’Hara-Ruiz M, Herrmann JA, Ruman A,  Amount received: $116,000.  USDA Animal Care. Zoo Ready FY15: National Emergency Preparedness and Functional Exercises of FAD Outbreak Response in Zoos and Aquariums.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ,  Amount Received: $25,000.  Noah’s Wish. A gift to support efforts to enhance preparedness of companion animal rescue organizations.
  • Landolfi JA and Terio KA,  $7,900. Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund/ AZA Conservation Grant Fund.  Whole blood cytokine expression for diagnosis of tuberculosis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).
  • Li Q, $436,150, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences –NIEHS, Bisphenol A, Phthalate, and Endometriosis: Mechanisms and Pathogenesis
  • Scherba G, $7050, Hatch (National Institute of Food and Agriculture), Evaluation of responses to immunization modalities for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection in a production unit.

 

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  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation  2014 (In revision)
  • Clark MH, Thomaseth K, Dirikolu L, Ferguson DC, Hoenig M. Effects of pioglitazone on insulin sensitivity and serum lipids in obese cats. J Vet Int Med. 2014. 28(1):166-174.
  • Dolinski AC, Allender, MC, Hsiao V, Maddox CW. Systemic Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola infection in a free-ranging plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix) Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 2014 (In Press)
  • Driskell EA, Kumar S, Cooley AJ, Jia K, Blackmon S, Wan X-F, Uhl EW, Saliki JT,  Sanchez S, Krimer PM, Hogan RJ.  Fatal Canid herpesvirus 1 Respiratory Infections in Four Clinically Healthy Adult Dogs. Veterinary Pathology. 2014. Accepted 9-27-2014.
  • Emerson JA, Whittington JK, Allender, MC, Mitchell MA. Effects of ultraviolet radiation produced from artificial lights on serum 25-hydoxyvitamin D concentration in captive domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculi). American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2014, 75: 380-384.
  • Ferguson DC. Animal Models and Better Understanding of “One Medicine”, Vet. Sci. 2014. 1:3-4 (editorial).
  • Ferguson DC, Knebel C, Jusay J, Wendt K, Augenblick A, Wollinger. “Dogs and Diabetes” TED Ed animated video lesson (2014). Developed with TED Ed and Augenblick Animation Studios. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-dogs-teach-humans-about-diabetes-duncan-c-ferguson
  • Garrett LD.  Canine mast cell tumors: diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 2014 Vol 2014:5: 49-58.
  • Hoeflinger JL, Coleman DA, Oh SH, Miller MJ, Hoyer LL. A piglet model for studying Candida albicans colonization of the human oro-gastrointestinal tract. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 2014 Aug;357(1):10-5.
  • Hoenig M. Carbohydrate Metabolism and Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus in Companion Animals. Progr Mol Biol Transl Sci 121:377-412, 2014
  • Hoenig M. Comparative Aspects of Human, Canine, and Feline Obesity and Factors Predicting Progression to Diabetes. Vet. Sci. 1(2), 121-135, 2014
  • Johnson YJ, Nadler Y, Field E, Myint MS, O’Hara-Ruiz M, Ruman A, Olson S, Herrmann JA, Briscoe J, Hickey M, Kunkle J.  Flu at the Zoo: Emergency Management Training for the Nation’s Zoos and Aquariums. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (2014); aop. DOI 10.1515/jhsem-2013-0052
  • Landolfi JA, Terio KA, Miller M, Junecko BF, and Reinhart T.  Pulmonary tuberculosis in Asian elephnts (Elephas maximus): Histologic lesions with correlation to local immune responses.  Vet Pathol. Online 16 September 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0300985814548517
  • Le Boedec K, Roady PJ, O’Brien RT. Atypical case of diffuse feline fibrotic lung disease. J Feline Med Surg 2014. 16:858-63
  • McDougle D, Kambalayal A, Das A. Endocannabinoids – Anandamide and 2- Arachidonoylglycerol are Substrates for Human Cytochrome P450 2J2 Epoxygenase, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 2014, in press.
  • MacNeill AL, Barger AM, Skowronski MC, Lanka S, Maddox CW.  Identification of Cytauxzoon felis Infection in Domestic Cats from Southern Illinois. J. Feline Medicine and Surgery 2014 (In Press)
  • Meling D, Das A. Unveiling a novel role for the N-terminus of CYP in aiding electron transfer from CPR, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2014, in press.
  • Moore AR, Allender, MC, MacNeill AL. Effects of ranavirus infection of red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) on plasma protein concentrations as determined by agarose gel electrophoresis.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2014, 45: 298-305.
  • Portela R, Fadl-alla B, Pondenis H,  Byrum M, Garrett  LD, Wycislo K, Borst LB, Fan TM.  Investigating the pro-tumorigenic effects of transforming growth factor beta 1 in canine osteosarcoma. JVIM 2014 28(3):894-904
  • Rivas AR, Allender MC, Mitchell MA, Whittington JK. Morbidity and mortality in reptiles presented to a wildlife care facility in central Illinois. Journal of Human-Wildlife Interactions, 2014 8: 78-87.
  • Rivas AE, Righton AL, Bugman AM, Kihn AE, Coleman DA, Singh K, Whittington JK. Pathology in practice. Cutaneous and disseminated infection with squirrel fibroma virus (SFV). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2014 Aug 15;245(4):389-91.
  • Sadowski RN, Park P, Neese SL, Ferguson DC, Schantz SL, Juraska JM. Effects of perinatal bisphenol A exposure during early development on radial arm maze behavior in adult male and female rats. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2014. 42:17-24.
  • Sekowska J, Allender MC, Phillips CA. Prevalence and Spatial Distribution of Frog Virus 3 in Free-Ranging Populations of Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans), American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), and Northern Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens) in Illinois and Wisconsin. Journal of Herpetologic Review, 2014, 45: 245-247.
  • Wilkins PA. Botulism. Equine Disease Quarterly 2014, 23(4):6

 

Presentations

  • Allender MC, The Conservation Medicine of Free-ranging Box Turtles: Assessing Individual Animal Health in the Context of Ecosystem Level Factors. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Seminar, April 2014, Urbana, IL.
  • Allender MC, An Emerging Threat to Illinois Wildlife? The Current State of Ranavirus Infections in Illinois.  Illinois Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species Symposium, May 2014, Springfield, IL, Invited lecture.
  • Allender MC, Another fungal pathogen threatening conservation: epidemiology of Ophidiomyces in free-ranging snakes. Mycological Society of America, June 2014, East Lansing, MI.
  • Austin S, The equine neurological examination, presented at the University of Illinois Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 11, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Austin S, Differential diagnosis of equine neurological disease, presented at the University of Illinois Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 11, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Austin S, Diagnosis and management of weight loss in the horse, presented at the University of Illinois Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 11, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Austin S, When to Call the Vet – What to do While You Wait, Peoria County Farm Bureau Equine Workshop, September 28, 2014, Peoria, IL.
  • Arnold WR, McDougle DR, D. Meling D, Das, A, Allosteric modulation of CYP2J2 lipid metabolism by other small molecules and proteins, Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Poster.
  • Ferguson DC, Primer of Comparative Thyroidology: Relevance to Animal Models of Thyroid Disruption, Cutting Edge Pathology/European Society of Toxicological Pathology joint meeting, August 28, 2014, Berlin, Germany. Invited lecture.
  • Ferguson DC, International Efforts to Encourage Critical Thinking Skills in Veterinary Students, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, September 11, 2014, Vienna, Austria, Invited lecture.
  • Ferguson DC, McNeil LK, Mills EM, Ehlers JE:  international efforts to encourage critical clinical thinking (CCT) skills in veterinary students. Veterinary Educator Collaborative, June 13-14, 2014, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Poster.
  • Ferguson DC, Mills EM, Ehlers JE, Encouraging active learning and critical clinical thinking early in the veterinary curriculum? Yes, We “Khan.” Veterinary Educator Collaborative, June 13-14, 2014, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Poster.
  • Flaws, JA, Dysregulation of Follicular Growth by Endocrine Disruptors, International Congress of Endocrinology and Endocrine Society Meeting. June 2014, Chicago, IL, Invited seminar.
  • Flaws JA, Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Ovary, Society for the Study of Reproduction, July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI, Invited seminar.
  • Garrett L, Gave 9 hours of invited talks on communication and oncology at the CVC in Kansas City in August 2014.
  • Garrett L, Gave 7 hours of invited talks on communication and oncology and a 3.5 hour workshop at IVECCS (International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium) in Indianapolis in September 2014.
  • Gong P, Madak-Erdogan Z, Katzenellenbogen JA, Flaws, JA, Katzenellenbogen BS, Cross-talk between the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and estrogen receptor mediates the effects of botanical estrogens on gene expression, cell metabolism, and behavior of target cells, Endocrine Society, June 2014, Chicago, IL,  Poster.
  • 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, Society for the Study of Reproduction,July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI, Oral presentation.
  • Haschek-Hock, Wanda,  “Toxicologic Pathology”, ECVP/ESVP Summer School in Veterinary Pathology, July 17, 2014, Bologna, Italy, Invited one-day workshop.
  • Haschek-Hock, Wanda,  “The Pathologist and Rodent Toxicology Studies in Drug Development”, A.L. Bortree Lecture Series, September 26, 2014, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, Invited lecture.
  • Hoeflinger JL, Coleman DA, Oh S-H, Miller MJ, Hoyer LL, A piglet model for studying Candida albicans colonization of the human gastrointestinal tract, May 2014, ASM General Meeting, Boston MA, Poster.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ, FoodEx14: A Foodborne Outbreak Response Exercise for State and Local Health Departments, 15th Annual Illinois Food Safety Symposium, September 3-4, 2014, Bloomington, Illinois.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ, Test Results to Support Development of Future Inspection Policies, 15th Annual Illinois Food Safety Symposium, September 3-4, 2014, Bloomington, Illinois.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: Around the Globe and Close to Home, Fall Conference, September 11, 2014, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Johnson-Walker YJ, Of Pugs and Poultry: Animal Welfare at Home and on the Poultry Farm, Fall Conference, September 11, 2014, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Juanmahel Davila, Li, Q, Chronic low levels of BPA exposure inhibits uterine function during early pregnancy by disrupting the PGR-HAND2 signaling pathway, 47th Annual Meeting for society of study for reproduction, July 19–23, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Poster.
  • McDougle DR, Meling D, Kambalyal A, Das, A, Elucidating Functional Metabolomics of the Endocannabinoids – Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoyl glycerol by CYP2J2 epoxygenase and Interrogation of EET receptors in Nanodiscs, Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, 2014, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Poster.
  • Montasser ME, Ziv-Gal A, Brown JP, Flaws JA, Merchenthaler I, A potentially functional variant in the serotonin transporter gene is associated with peri-menopausal hot flashes, Endocrine Society, June 2014, Chicago IL, Poster.
  • O’Brien RT, Howes M, O’Brien MA, Coughing dog with a murmur, IVUSS 2014 annual scientific meeting, September 2014, Salzburg, Austria.
  • O’Brien RT, O’Brien MA, Imaging the dyspneic cat, IVUSS 2014 annual scientific meeting, September 2014, Salzburg, Austria.
  • 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, Society for the Study of Reproduction, July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI, Poster.
  • Plucinski L, Hsiao A, Gartia MR, Arnold W, Ameen A, Das A, Gang Liu, GL, Colorimetric Detection of Substrate Binding to Cytochrome P450 with Plasmonic Nano Lycurgus Cup Array, Biomedical Engineering Society Conference, San Antonio, October 22, 2014, Poster.
  • Roy J, Fan, TM, Das A, Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Metastatic and Non-Metastatic Osteosarcoma of Human and Canine Origin, 2014 Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference, St. Louis, Invited talk.
  • Sczygelski M, Gao L, Flaws J.A.  Pre-natal bisphenol A decreases expression of follicle growth regulators in the rat ovary, Summer Conference for Veterinary Students August 2014, Ithaca, NY, Poster.
  • Schantz S, Developmental PCB Exposure, Thyroid Disruption and Altered Seizure Sensitivity, Gordon Conference on Endocrine Disrupters, May 11-15, 2014, Lucca, Italy, Invited speaker.
  • Schantz S, Novel Methods to Assess the Effects of Chemicals on Infant Development at the Perinatal Programing and Toxicology conference sponsored by the Endocrine Society, October 27-29, 2014, Boston, MA, Invited speaker.
  • Steinmann S, Rattan S, Flaws JA.  Prenatal di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exposure may not affect ovarian development, but alters estrous cyclicity in mouse offspring, Society for the Study of Reproduction, July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI, Poster.
  • Stern AW, Paw and Order: Postmortem Blues, Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Terio KA. Seeing spots and spirals: cheetahs, Helicobacter and gastritis, Zoobiquity Research Symposium, April 5, 2014., Stanford University School of Medicine, Invited Speaker.
  • Weedon GR, Non-Surgical Sterilization and Feral Cats, Alley Cat Allies, August 1, 2014, Senior Management Summit, Bethesda, MD.
  • Weedon GR, Pediatric Sterilization, University of Illinois Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 11, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Weedon GR, Pediatric Sterilization Wet Lab, University of Illinois Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 11, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Weedon GR, Non-Surgical Neutering/Zeuterin Presentation, University of Illinois Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 12, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Weedon GR, Zeuterin Wet Lab, University of Illinois Fall Conference for Veterinarians, September 12, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Wilkins PA, What can a coordinated dystocia management plan do for you and your clients? Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy.
  • Wilkins PA, Prognostic indicators for survival of critically in neonatal foals, Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy.
  • Wilkins PA, Colic and gastric ulceration, Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy
  • Wilkins PA, Renal disease and uroabdomen, Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy
  • Wilkins PA, The high risk pregnancy: causes and therapies, Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy.
  • Wilkins PA, Premature onset lactation: three major causes and how to manage each, Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equina Congress Proceedings, 2014, Milan, Italy.
  • Wilkins PA, Botulism is adult horses and foals, University of Illinois Annual Conference for Veterinarians, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  • Wilkins PA, Acute infectious diseases of the central nervous system, International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Meeting, 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Wilkins PA, Clinical use of L-lactate in the critically ill equine patient, International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Meeting, 201, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Zelasko S, Meling D, Roy J, Kambayal A, Das A, Functional Insights into the Native Enzymatic Activity of Thromboxane Synthase in Nanodiscs, Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, 2014, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Poster.
  • 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, Society for the Study of Reproduction, July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI,  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, Society for the Study of Reproduction, July 2014, Grand Rapids, MI.  Poster.

 

Professional Recognitions/Awards

  • Ferguson DC, Leadership Committee, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Ferguson DC, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Veterinary Sciences
  • Hoenig M, 2014 Society for Comparative Endocrinology Oxford Laboratories Award for excellence in the advancement of knowledge concerning small animal endocrinology.
  • Hoenig M, Joy Goodwin Lecturer. The speakers are chosen because of their documented leadership in a particular discipline.
  • O’Brien RT, “Lifetime Achievement Award,” International Veterinary Ultrasound Society, for creating IVUSS and serving as the Executive Director for 15 years.
  • Sheahan B, Martin V, Po E, Lascola K, Wilkins PA, MILA Best Large Animal Abstract by a House Officer Winner at IVECCS: L-Lactate area in neonatal foals: Preliminary results in normal foals from birth to 14 days of age. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 2014.
  • Schantz S, appointed director of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign effective August 16, 2014. This is an interdisciplinary PhD program with over 80 faculty affiliates and approximately 70 PhD students, as well as a large undergraduate student organization.
  • Schantz S, invited to serve on the national organizing committee for a workshop on Reducing Environmental Risks for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. This is a partnership of scientists, health care professionals and advocacy organizations to more quickly move the science on environmental chemicals and neurodevelopmental disorders in to action.
  • Zelasko S, (undergraduate in Das Laboratory) at the Annual Midwest Enzyme Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 2014. Best poster award.