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2010 Summer Scholars

 
Name: Matt Brewer   
Mentor: Steve Carlson       
Dept: BMS    
Title: Eimeria macusaniensis mediates conjugation and antibiotic resistance gene transfer in Salmonella
 
Name: Megan Bullis
Mentor: Suzanne Millman   
Dept: VDPAM          
Title: An investigation of the behavior of racehorses at the starting gates, and effects on racing performance
 
Name: Cole Burrack  
Mentor: Suzanne Millman
Dept: VDPAM          
Title: Investigations into the reliability of a sow lameness scoring tool
 
Name: Chad Clancy
Mentor: Jesse Goff  
Dept: BMS    
Title: Protective Role of Calcium and a Novel Vitamin D Compound on DSS Induced Colitis in Mice in Defined and Whole Grain Diets
 
Name: Kristin Frank
Mentor: Christine Petersen 
Dept: VPATH           

Title: Control of Infectious Diseases in Shelters Using a Biologic Risk Management Tool

 
Name: Amanda Gerard         
Mentor: Greg Phillips           
Dept: VMPM 
Title: Development of Dictyostelium Discoideum as a Model Host for Bacterial Pathogens
 
Name: Laura Hamelin
Mentors: Peter Nara, Jessie Trujillo  
Dept: BMS    
Title: Serological Epidemiological Study of Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus in Companion Animals
 
Name: Lindsay Junk  
Mentor: Cathy Miller         
Dept: VMPM 
Title: Development of Mammalian Orthoreocirus as an Oral Vaccine Vector for Infectious Diseases of Animals
 
Name: Stephanie Klein          
Mentor: Jesse Hostetter
Dept: VPATH           
Title: Early Antibody Detection in Calves Experimentally Infected with Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis
 
Name: Sarah Kumpula
Mentor: Holly Bender               
Dept: VAPTH           
Title: Extending the Functionality of ThinkSpace
 
Name: Alejandro Larios        
Mentor: Peter Nara, Jessie Trujillo
Dept: BMS, VMPM  
Title: Development of a Rapid, Low Cost Protocol for Optimal Growth of Field Strains of Porcine Respiratory Reproductive Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) for Basic and Applied Research
 
Name: Mandy Larson
Mentor: Christine Peterson 
Dept: VPATH           

Title: Utilizing Maddie's' Animal Shelter Infection Control Tool and Asilomar Accords in Animal Shelters to Reduce Infectious Diseases and Concentrate on Behavioral Disorders

 
Name: Mark Madsen
Mentor: Holly Bender          
Dept: VPATH           

Title: ”Houston…we had a problem!"

 
Name: Alex Miller
Mentor: Cathy Miller           
Dept: VMPM 

Title: Investigation of the Impact of Mammalian Orthoreovirus Infection on Hypoxic Tumor Cells

 
Name: Blaine Nicks
Mentor: Patrick Gorden      
Dept: VDPAM          
Title: Comparison of Lameness Detection Methods on Dairy Cows
 
Name: Jessica Noble
Mentor: Sinisa Grozdanic  
Dept: VCS     
Title: Thalamic Oxidative Stress after Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Name: Michelle Rutz-Mendicino
Mentor: Steve Carlson     
Dept: BMS    

Title: Potentially Confounding Coat Colors in a Feline Glaucoma Breeding Colony

 
Name: Kimberly Schultz       
Mentor: Erin Strait   
Dept: VDPAM          
Title: Optimization of an Antibiotic Sensitivity Assay for Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Susceptibility Profile of Recent Field Isolates
 
Name: Dimitar Spasov       
Mentor: Suzanne Millman    
Dept: VDPAM          

Title: Investigation of Bovine Stress Associated with Tilt Table and Lift Restraint Devices for Hoof Trimming

 
Name: Nicholas Sterner         
Mentor: Sinisa Grozdanic    
Dept: VCS     
Title: Immune Cell Infiltration in Canine Patients with Neoplastic and Non-paraneoplastic Autoimmune Retinopathies (AIR)
 
Name: Lisa Trout
Mentor: Sinisa Grozdanic    
Dept: VCS     
Title: Systemic Organ Changes in Canine Patients with Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Autoimmune Retinopathies (AIR)
 
Name: Kelsey Vinnedge
Mentor: Jessie Trujillo, Peter Nara          
Dept: VMPM

Title: A Novel Real-time PCR Detection and Differentiation Assay for Mycoplasma Species in Biological Samples

 
Name: Sarah Vitosh
Mentor: Greg Somerville   
Dept: UNL    

Title: Identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia isolates that are impaired in tricarboxylic acid cycle activity

 
Name: Jared Voge
Mentor: Douglas Jones, Jesse Hostetter 
Dept: VPATH           

Title: In Vivo Production of Proinflammatory Cytokines and Immunoglobulins within Matrix Biopolymers Containing Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in Antigen Sensitized Calves

 
Name: Sarah Wiechert
Mentor: Brett Sponseller      
Dept: VMPM 
Title: Equine Pulmonary Cytokine Environment Characterization and Corresponding Assessment of Pulmonary Alveolar Macrophage Peroxynitrite Production from Neonate to Adult