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 24, 2019
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.
Research Day activities are co-sponsored by Zoetis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Phi Zeta and the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Research and Advanced Studies.
2019 Itinerary TBD
8:15 AM Welcome
Peter Constable, Dean
8:20 AM Presentation of Graduate Student Awards
Lois Hoyer, Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies
- 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
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.
8:40 AM Rachel Lampe: Comparison of Cerebellomedullary and Lumbar Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis in Dogs with Neurological Disease
8:43 AM Jineui Kim: Generation of Type I Interferon Suppression-Negative and NF-kB Activation-Negative PRRSV and Characterization of Their Phenotypes in Cells
8:46 AM Woosuk Choi: Post-Translational Modification of FOXA2 Regulates Mucus Hypersecretion Induced by the Redox Cycling Toxin Pyocyanin Secreted by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
8:49 AM Hyojeong Hwang: Novel Functions of the Ubiquitin-Independent Proteasome System in Regulating Xenopus Germline Development
8:52 AM Andrea Corbet: Identifying the Role of Novel Tumor Suppressor Gene G0S2 in Breast Cancer
8:55 AM Andressa Gonsioroski: Iodoacetic Acid Inhibits Follicle Growth and Alters Expression of Genes that Regulate Apoptosis and the Cell Cycle in Mouse Ovarian Follicles
9:00 AM The Pensinger Lecture in Comparative Medicine; Keynote address
Dr. Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Impact of Obesity on Influenza; From Disease Severity to Universal Flu Vaccines.
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 5, 2019.
10:30 AM Tauseef Bashir Shah: Conversion of Esr2 to Esr1 Expressing Cells During Development
10:45 AM Carrie Cavett: Pharmacokinetics of a Modified, Compounded Theophylline Product in
11:00 AM Jingjun Lin: Unraveling the Spatiotemporal Induction of Competence System during Pneumonia-Derived Sepsis by Streptococcus pneumoniae
11:15 AM Srinivasu Mudalagiriyappa: GM-CSF+ Tc17 Cells are Necessary for Vaccine-Induced Immunity and Attenuation of Pathology against Lethal Fungal Pneumonia
11:30 AM Andrea Krieter: Controlled Expression of the Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) Conserved Herpesvirus Protein Kinase (CHPK) Using a Dihydrofolate Reductase (DHFR) Instability Domain
11:45 AM Justin Kim: Endocannabinoid Dysregulation in Multiple Sclerosis
Atrium, Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
Noon-2:00 PM Lunch and Poster Session