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2012 Summer Scholars

Name: Elizabeth Bystrom
Mentor:
Claudia Baldwin & Laura Andersen
Title:
An investigation of multiple factors that affect adoption rates of cats in different animal shelters in the Midwest


Name: Michelle Christianson
Mentor: 
Reneé Dewell
Title: 
Comparison and assessment of three types of slatted flooring on lameness, performance, and economic benefit in confined beef operations


Name: Randall Cochran
Mentor: 
Diana Peterson
Title: 
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury: Examination of cortical injury and treatment options


Name: Valarie Culpepper
Mentor: 
Christy Petersen
Title: 
Alterations of the canine T cell response to malignant vs. non-malignant tumors


Name: Allison Flinn
Mentor: 
Jim Noxon
Title: 
Comparison of two techniques to determine ear canal volume in the dog general area of study


Name: Rosemary Flynn
Mentor: 
Joann Morrison & Krysta Deitz
Title: 
Sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic yield of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates


Name: Patricia Futoma
Mentor: 
Claudia Baldwin & Laura Andersen
Title: Technology to mitigate olfactory issues related to animal adoption


Name: Drew Grosz
Mentor: 
Mark Ackermann
Title: Optimization of delivery of nebulized respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to newborn lambs as an animal model of severe RSV disease in human infants


Name: Cara Haden
Mentor: 
Jesse Goff
Title: Titration of the level of vitamin D in the diet required to get sufficient vitamin D metabolites to the colon


Name: Michael Hanlon
Mentor: 
Brad Blitvich
Title: Impact of Cache Valley, Cholul and Schmallenberg Viruses in ovine health in the Midwest


Name: Timothy Helms
Mentor: 
Elizabeth Whitley & Greg Phillips
Title: Resistant starch: Changes to the gastrointestinal microbiome and host gene expression as novel approaches for detection and prevention of colorectal cancer


Name: Liza Hendricks
Mentor: 
Suzanne Millman & Jesse Goff
Title: Novel technique for mitigating pain associated with dehorning calves


Name: Jessica Juarez
Mentor: 
Reneé Dewell
Title: Assessing health, welfare and behavior characteristics of pasture fed versus conventional feedlot cattle


Name: Craig Kreikemeier
Mentor: 
Thomas Burkey
Title: Evaluate gut microbial community dynamics and function in a cannulated pig model


Name: Grace Lithio
Mentor: 
Lisa Nolan & Catherine Logue
Title: Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) - Devastating Poultry Pathogen and Human Zoonotic Agent


Name: Heather Newton
Mentor: 
Annette O'Connor
Title: A dual-purpose challenge model study of Infectious Bovine Keratoconjuntivitis: Assessing causation and pain


Name: Casey Robinson
Mentor: 
Rachel Allbaugh
Title: The effect of topical 0.5% timolol opthalmic solution on canine tears


Name: Ivy Rohlwing
Mentor: Catherine Logue
Title: Antimicrobial Resistance and Virulence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)


Name: Elizabeth Schmitt
Mentor: 
Karl Kraus
Title: Effect of configuration of locking pedicle screw systems on fixation stiffness of porcine spines


Name: Jaime Stearns
Mentor: 
Elizabeth Whitley & Greg Phillips
Title: Resistant starch: Changes to gastrointestinal microbiome and host gene expression as novel approaches for detection and prevention of colorectal cancer


Name: Jessica Thistle
Mentor: 
Richard Martin
Title: A novel anthelmintic: Effects of the BT Toxin, Cry5B, on nematode preparations


Name: Luke Thole
Mentor: 
Karen Register
Title: Development of a Multi-Locus Sequence Typing Method for Discrimination Among Isolates of Mycoplasma bovis


Name: Daniel Thomsen
Mentor: 
Scott McClure
Title: Evaluation of lameness associated with chronic hoof pain in the horse


Name: Stephanie Weisbart
Mentor: 
Karl Kraus
Title: Comparison of Plate-rod, to double locking plate fixation on the gap stiffness of the canine femur


Name: Nicole Winterwood
Mentor: 
Amanda Raimer-Tait & Michael Wannemuehler
Title: Nanoparticle-based vaccine against cancer


Name: Kelsey Witte
Mentor: 
Doug Jones
Title: Antibody enhanced intracellular killing of leishmania amazonensis