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2008 Summer Scholars


  Name: Brian Adams
Mentor: Dusan Palic
Project Title: Rapid Determination of Immunomodulation Potential for Feed Additives Using Fathead Minnow Neutrophil Function
  Name: Preston Ayers
Mentor: Dean Riedesel
Project Title: Reducing Perioperative Hypothermia in Anesthetized Patients 
  Name: Jenna Bjork
Mentor: Christine Petersen
Project Title: Detection of Brucella canis DNA in canine blood via PCR Analysis 
  Name: Marie Bockenstedt
Mentor: Doug Jones/Jesse Hostetter
Project Title: Development of an in vivo diagnostic for Johne’s Disease using Emerging Technologies of Nanoparticles and Encapsulating Hydrogel
  Name: Rachel Brincks
Mentor: Tim Day
Project Title: Acetylcholine G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Planarians
  Name: Stephanie Holloway (Byers)
Mentor: Claudia Baldwin
Project Title: Efficacy of L-lysine in Treatment and Prevention of Feline Upper Respiratory Infection in a Traditional Shelter Setting 
  Name: Kiril Dimitrov 
Mentor: David Smith (NE)
Project Title: Improving Diagnostic Capabilities to Prevent the Transmission of Johne’s Disease
  Name: Mariya Dimitrova
Mentor: Mark Ackermann
Project Title: VEGF Signaling In Lung Epithelial Cells: Influence on RSV Infection in a Lamb Model
  Name: Laura Durant-Elliott
Mentor: Justin Greenlee
Project Title: TNF-a Expression in the Retinas of Experimentally Inoculated Scrapie-Affected Sheep
  Name: Hadley Evans
Mentor: Richard Martin
Project Title: Investigating the Efficacy of Profender® in vitro Against the Swine Intestinal Roundworm Oesophagostomum dentatum 
  Name: Christine Fanelli
Mentor: Lisa Nolan
Project Title: Sustainability of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) in the Poultry Environment 
  Name: Elizabeth Wormley (Farrington)
Mentor: Matthew Ellinwood
Project Title: Semi-quantitative Clinical and Quantitative Behavioral Endpoints in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIB (MPS IIIB) Dogs
  Name: Charles Geneczko
Mentor: Greg Phillips
Project Title: Characterization of Antimicrobial Persistence in Foodborne Pathogens
  Name: Jennafer Glaesemann
Mentor: Paul Plummer
Project Title: Effect of Chlamydophila spp. on Somatic Cell Count in Dairy Goats
  Name: Katie McGuire
Mentor: Julia Ridpath
Project Title: Investigation of white-tailed deer persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus and their infectivity for other deer
  Name: Garret Moenk
Mentor: Ronald Griffith
Project Title: Effectiveness of selected-coccidial compounds and construction of Eimeria spp. PCR primers from Northern Bobwhite, Chucker Partridges, and Ring-necked Pheasants
  Name: Monique Pairis
Mentor: Suzanne Millman
Project Title: Can fear be effectively assessed in Swine? A study measuring fear levels during a Human Approach Test
  Name: Katherine Polak
Mentor: Claudia Baldwin
Project Title: Risk Factors for Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex in Animal Shelters and Correlation with Body Weight Performance
  Name: Zoe Quirk
Mentor: James West
Project Title: Efficacy of Formic Acid as a Means of Controlling Mycoplasma bovis and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle
  Name: Nick Rappa #1
Mentor: Al Jergens
Project Title: Small Animal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Computer-aided Instructional Program
  Name: Nick Rappa #2
Mentor: Dianna Jordan / Ronald Griffith
Project Title: Bacterial colonization of pigs infected with Actinobacillus suis
  Name: Michael Rice
Mentor: Annette O’Connor
Project Title: Lack of Blinding and Randomization Not Associated With Better Study Outcomes: Antibiotic Treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease: 1970-2005
  Name: Clara Quevedo Salazar
Mentor: Christine Petersen
Project Title: Familial risk of Leishmania infantum determined by cohort analysis implies vertical transmission
  Name: Meredith Sherrill
Mentor: Matthew Ellinwood
Project Title: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: Development of an Appendix of Approved Animal Procedures 
  Name: Katie Weeks
Mentor: Steve Carlson
Project Title: Salmonella Catabolism of Antibiotics: a Precursor to "Super Resistance"
  Name: Meghan Wymore
Mentor: Al Jergens
Project Title: Differential Expression of Mucosal Genes Associated with Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  Name: Amanda Young
Mentor: Greg Somerville
Project Title: Identification of tricarboxylic acid cycle impaired strains of Staphlyococcus epidermidis
  Name: Ann Young
Mentor: Suzanne Millman
Project Title: A case study evaluating sow and housing effects on preweaning mortality rates