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2003 Summer Scholars

Name:  Marlin Hoogland
Mentor:  Pat Halbur
Project Title:  The Role of Adjuvants in Porcine Circovirus Type 2-Associated Diseases

Name:  Kevin Byl
Mentor:  Jesse Hostetter
Project Title:  Expression of iNOS in Bovine Macrophages infected with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis

Name:  Brad Leuwerke
Mentor:  Eileen Thacker
Project Title:  Determination of Serological Status Towards Multiple H3N2 Influenza A Strains in Pigs Using a Hemagglutination Inhibition Assay.

Name:  Kelly Bendixsen
Mentor:  Richard Martin/Alan Robertson
Project Title: Classifying nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in Ascaris suum using l,l-dimethyl-4-phenylpiperazinium (DMPP)

Name:  Lisa Bertenshaw
Mentor:  Vaclay Ourednik

Name:  Goosyl Han
Mentor:  Tim Day/Judith humphries
Project Title:

Name:  Angela Plahn
Mentor:  Jitka Ourednik
Project Title: Targeted Damage of Purkinje Cells in Rabbit Cerebellum 
and its Consequences for Motor Learning Memory

Name:  Michelle Anderson
Mentor:  Darrell Trampel
Project Title:  Prevalence of Arcobacter in Iowa’s Commercial Turkeys as Determined by Two Different Isolation Protocols

Name:  Jeremy Carpenter
Mentor:  Mitchell Palmer
Project Title:  Spillover of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis from dairy cattle to wild and feral animals

Name:  Stephanie Doucette
Mentor:  Juergen Richt
Project Title: Reindeer prion protein (PrPsen) polymorphism and expression of recombinant cervid prion protein.

Name:  Jaclyn Harry
Mentor:  Richard Evans/Michael Conzemius
Project Title: The effect of exercise on limb function in dogs with rear limb lameness.

Name:  Matt Heeb
Mentor: Suelee Robbe Austerman
Project Title: Comparison of commercial ELISA tests for Johne’s disease in beef cattle herds

Name:  Sally Hildreth
Mentor:  Sinisa Grozdanic/Daniel Betts
Project Title: Functional analysis of the acute ocular ischemia in rats after treatment with neurotrophic growth factor containing microbeads

Name:  Sarah Preszler
Mentor:  Jim Harp
Project Title: Use of the Escherichia coli hemolysin system to induce secretion of bovine gamma interferon for the control of Cryptosporidium parvum infection

Name:  Dena Reinisch
Mentor: Michael Conzemius
Project Title: The Effect of Human Interaction on Behavioral Adaptations in the Emu Chick.

Name:  Lisa Ruzzi
Mentor:  Jesse Goff
Project Title: Refinement of whole blood assays for detection of bovine interferon-gamma

Name:  Doreen Sadowski
Mentor:  Don Sakaguchi
Project Title: Strategies For The Treatment Of Glaucoma: Injection of Neurotrophic Factor Releasing Microspheres (Beads)

Name:  Kim McCracken
Mentor:  Mike Wannemuehler
Project Title: Use of a Microsphere Fluorescent Immnunoassay for 
Diagnosing Salmonella in Swine

Name:  Angela McCleary-Wheeler
Mentor:  Chris Minion
Project Title: Selection of RNA Aptamers Specific for Salmonella typhimurium

Name:  Rebekah Westermeyer
Mentor:  Greg Phillips
Project Title: Functions of 4.5S RNA as a component of SRP for protein targeting and translation in Escherichia coli.

Name:  Daryl Rauser
Mentor:  Steve Carlson
Project Title: The effects of Microcin- Producing Escherichia coli on swine infected withSalmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium

Name:  Katherine Gibson
Mentor:  Doug Jones
Project Title: The influence of Leishmania amazonensis and Leishmania major infected dendritic cells on the CD4+ T cell phenotype after in vitro activation

Name:  Jessica Clemons
Mentor:  Tim Day
Project Title: A Neuropeptide Receptor from the Flatworm Girardia tigrina:
Localization and Gene-Silencing

Name:  Shoshana Tannenbaum
Mentor:  Claudia Baldwin
Project Title:  Comparisons of shelter and foster housed companion animals in the Midwest

Name:  Heather Hilbrands
Mentor:  Eileen Thacker
Project Title:  Serum Neutralizing Assay for Detection of Antibodies for Swine Influenza

Name:  Belinda Comito
Mentor:  Tom Stabel Thomas
Project Title:  The Effect of Market Stress on the Recrudescence 
of Salmonella in Swine

Name:  Molly Hensley
Mentor:  Colin Scanes
Project Title: Influence of Diet (Lactose and/or Lactobacilli) on Crop Environment and Colonization by Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium in the Turkey Poult

Name:  Rachel Berkley
Mentor:  Claudia Baldwin
Project Title: The incidence of parasitism in Midwest shelter owned companion animals

Name: Susan Regen
Mentor: Darrell Trampel
Project Title:  On-Farm and Processing Plant Prevalence of Salmonella in Commercial Turkeys

Name:  Katie Barry
Mentor:  Eileen Thacker

Project Title: Characterization of the effect of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus on macrophage surface markers.