SVSRP Former Trainees

SVSRP group 2019
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SVSRP 2019

Ian Anderson, VA-MD Vet Med
Characterizing the role of fucose in Brucella pathogenesis
Kate Bukovec, VA-MD Vet Med
Effect of human gait modeling in mdx mouse soleus on muscle oxidative stress
Catherine Buryn, VA-MD Vet Med
A Novel Flavivirus Vaccine to Prevent Vertical Transmission of Zika Virus
Zach Groff, VA-MD Vet Med
Effect of Germ-Free Conditions on Radial Glial Progenitor Stem Cells in the Subventricular and Outer Subventricular Zones
Taylor James, VA-MD Vet Med
QAC Resistance Study in Hospitalized Horses
Taschua Jeboda, VA-MD Vet Med
Evaluating the role of miR-183-96-182 miRNA cluster in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Meg Oberer, VA-MD Vet Med
Creation and characterization of single amino acid variant mutants of Mayaro virus
Nicholas Pietrobono, VA-MD Vet Med
What is the ability of African and European isolates of Usutu virus to infect cells from non-avian species such as bats and rodents?
Alex Safian, VA-MD Vet Med
Impact of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry5B crystal protein on strongylid larvae development
Joshua Scharf, VA-MD Vet Med
Screening of AAV serotype panel for efficient transduction of sensory and autonomic neurons in guinea pigs
Yiannis Sotiropoulos, VA-MD Vet Med
Influence of endothelial cell-specific erythropoietin-producing-hepatocellular carcinoma receptor (Eph) on the blood-brain barrier following traumatic brain injury
Kelli Stone, VA-MD Vet Med
The role of M2-polarized macrophages in canine soft tissue sarcoma progression
SVSRP group 2018
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SVSRP 2018

Roel Becerra, Purdue University CVM
A Natural Murine Infection Model to Delineate the Immunobiology and Persistence of Noroviruses
Alex Bradshaw, VA-MD Vet Med
Quantitative Evaluation of the Effects of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) on Molecules Associated with T Cell Stimulation
Sabrina Callaway, VA-MD Vet Med
Role of microRNAs in the lupus-gut microbiome axis
Stephanie Crawford, VA-MD Vet Med
Assessment of Zika Virus Persistence in Various Tissues after Subcutaneous and Sexual Transmission
Francesca Frere, VA-MD Vet Med
Susceptibility of Commons U.S. Birds and Mosquitoes to USUV Strains and the Possibility of Cross-Neutralization by WNV or SLEV
Elise Hennessy, Auburn University CVM
Understanding the role of Culex mosquitoes and avian host in the sylvatic transmission of Mayaro virus
Shawn Kozlov, VA-MD Vet Med
Evaluating the Effects of Boiling Histotripsy on Immune Response and Metastasis using a 4TI Breast Tumor Model
Mitchell Meyerhoeffer, VA-MD Vet Med
Investigating the immune response to High Frequency Irreversible Electroporation (H-FIRE) in canine hepatocellular carcinoma
Ying Ngo, VA-MD Vet Med
Synovial Macrophage Response to Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells in Normal versus Inflamed Equine Joints
TJ Quinn, VA-MD Vet Med
Purification of mouse embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes via metabolic-selection using lactase supplemented medium
Taylor Simmons, VA-MD Vet Med
Dysregulated noncanonical NF-kB signaling is associated with eosinophilic esophagitis and the effect of NIK on eosinophil migration
Sierrah Travis, VA-MD Vet Med
Impact of gut microbiota on the fate of neural stem cells
SVSRP group 2017
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SVSRP 2017

Kristin Blount, VA-MD Vet Med
The Effect of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) on Development of IgA Responses
Kaya Bryant, Tuskegee University
Environmental heat exposure among pet dogs in rural and urban counties of the South
Meghan Dau, VA-MD Vet Med
Characterization of genes involved in infection by Brucella abortus by the oral route
Glenn Elias, VA-MD Vet Med
qPCR Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. In eggs obtained from Ranged-Reared and Small Backyard Chicken Flocks in the New River Valley of Virginia and the Relationship to Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterial Disease in Humans
Elizabeth Majette, VA-MD Vet Med
Evaluation of immunogenicity of candidate rotavirus vaccine P-VP8* in gnotobiotic pig model of human rotavirus infection and disease
Nick Moore, VA-MD Vet Med
Using Differences in Gene Expression to Differentiate Histiocytic Sarcoma from Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Andrea Oliver, VA-MD Vet Med
Meta-Analysis of human patient samples after Traumatic Brain Injury using the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) informatics system
Samantha Perry, VA-MD Vet Med
Expression of Immune Checkpoint Molecules in Canine Histiocytic Disease
Chelsea Pollak, VA-MD Vet Med
Understanding cellular mediators of breast and pancreatic cancer tumor clearance following ablation therapy using high frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE)
Evymarie Prado-Sanchez, VA-MD Vet Med
Characterization of the nikR gene in Brucella abortus
Ashley Saver, VA-MD Vet Med
Assessment of Zika Virus neurotropism and pathogenesis
Tracy Wachbrit, VA-MD Vet Med
Determining the role of single viral capsid mutations in altering the host range and fitness of viruses
Caleb Whitfield, VA-MD Vet Med
Role of CX3CR1 in Pathogenesis of Murine Lupus
SVSRP group 2016
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SVSRP 2016

Stephanie Folkerts, NC State
Isolation of antibiotic-producing bacteria from New River Valley (NRV) soil
Kari Hecker, VA-MD Vet Med
Commercialization of an ELISA for Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale using hemolytic and non-hemolytic isolates
Bathilda Lake, VA-MD Vet Med
Equine PCV, Erythrocyte Potassium and Transferrin Correlations
Tyler Lawnichak, VA-MD Vet Med
Influence of donepezil on the development of Toxoplasma gondii and its potential relationship to Alzheimer’s
Melissa Lopez, Tuskegee University
Characterization of Vascular remodeling in the canine brain following Traumatic Brain Injury
Caitlin Mason, VA-MD Vet Med
Native and Recombinant PD-1, PD-L1, and PD-L2 mRNA Variants for Study of Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease
Lauren Page, VA-MD Vet Med
Efficacy of a New Diagnostic Procedure, the Mini-FLOTAC, in the Diagnosis of Canine Giardia Infection
Evymarie Prado-Sanchez, VA-MD Vet Med
Nickel Homeostasis and Bacterial Pathogenesis: Examining NikR Regulatory System in Brucella abortus
Ellen Russell, VA-MD Vet Med
NLR Inflammasome Recognition of Clostridium difficile
Vincent Travella, VA-MD Vet Med
Control of lupus nephritis by manipulating gut microbiota during active disease
SVSRP group 2015
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SVSRP 2015

Mitch Caudill, VA-MD Vet Med
Characterization of the putR gene in Brucella abortus
Corren Freeman, Tuskagee University of Veterinary Medicine
Exploring the mechanisms of the components interleukin-1
Chris Gow, VA-MD Vet Med
Characterization of Arteriogenesis in Juvenile Mice Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Judy Jean, University Of Wisconsin, College of Veterinary Medicine
Use of digital droplet PCR to quantify DNA copy number of hsp90 gene in Aedes aegypti
Anna Jiang, VA-MD Vet Med
Targeting glioblastoma for enhanced oncolysis by Newcastle disease virus
Kelsey Jorge, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Efficacy of butyrylcholinesterase as a topical scavenger agent against the organophosphate paraoxon
Caroline Moon, VA-MD Vet Med
The Effect of common commercial rodent diets on lupus associated epigenetic factors and glomerulonephritis in MRL-lpr mice
Sandra Muller, University of Utrecht
Anatomic regurgitant orifice area (AROA) obtained using 3D-echocardiography as an indicator of severity of mitral regurgitation in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease
Erika Olney, Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine
Evaluation of RNActiveĀ®-based rotavirus vaccine in the gnotobiotic pig model of human rotavirus infection
Luis Rivero, VA-MD Vet Med
Beating cardiac aggregate survival in long term culture can be enhanced by alginate-based microencapsulation
Deepinder Sidhu, VA-MD Vet Med
CT guided brain biopsy using an inexpensive brain phantom and a veterinary specific stereotactic system
SVSRP group 2014
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SVSRP 2014

Camille Brandenburg
Studying iron transport in Drosophila melanogaster and the effects of iron on insect cells
Melissa Brusie
Expression of miR-181a in immune cells from a mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus
Kristen Hill
Isolation and identification of antibiotic producing microbes from soil
Andrew Jones
X and Y feline chromosomal DNA probe generation and placental tissue staining for the improved differentiation of maternal and fetal tissue
Jasmine Jones
Characterization of the regulatory response of Brucella abortus to deoxycholate stress
Kye Kable
Caspase-11 attenuates gastrointestinal inflammation and experimental colitis pathogenesis
Anna Katogiritis
Donepezil hydrocholoride inhibits development of tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii in human retinal epithelial cell cultures
Vincent Michels
The effect of bacterial depletion on pial collateral development
Stephanie Paultre
A look at the detrimental effects of quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) on sertoli cells
Jason Regalado
Evaluation of an isothermal DNA amplification assay for Salmonella with applications for food safety
Muzzy Sayyid
Differentiation of male germ cells from murine pluripotent stem cells in vitro
Tim Scott
Investigating the trophic capabilities of equine adipose-derived cells
Taylor Stephens
Effect of high fat diet and endotoxemia on mTOR activiation
SVSRP group 2013

SVSRP 2013

Jordan Adair
The Role of EphA4 in Pial Arteriole Collateral Development
Camille Brandenburg
Visualizing the Colocalization of Proteins involved in RNAi using IFA in Aedes aegypti
Penelope Burchfiel
Three-Dimensional Culture of Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells Mitigates Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Elle Donnini
Ability of Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells to Induce a Regenerative Response in Tendon Fibroblasts Via Secretion of Soluble Factors
John Gil
All-Trans-Retinoic Acid (atRA) Regulates CpG-mediated Production of Inflammatory Cytokines in Human Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell (pDC) Line CAL-1
Madison Jubirt
Characterization of a Novel Small Regulatory RNA, Bsr7, From Brucella abortus 2308
Sarah Peloquin
The Influence of Simvastatin on Cytokine Responses To Norovirus or P Particle Vaccine in Gnotobiotic Pigs
Jonathan Samuelson
Preconditioning of hCSCs with LPS Enhances Cell Survival through a TLR-4-Mediated Anti-Apoptotic Mechanism
Patricia Shanteau
The Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Ubiquitous Quaternary Ammonia Compounds
Vanessa Wallace
Acute Effects of Multiple Dose Fullerene Exposures in Mice After Intravenous or Intraperitoneal Exposure
SVSRP group 2012

SVSRP 2012

Stephanie Apple
Role of Adipose-Derived Adult Stem Cells as Trophic Mediators of Tissue Regeneration
Emma Kate Evans
Fluorescent Labeling of Carboxymethylcellulose Acetate Butyrate (CMCAB) for in vitro and in vivo Uptake Studies
Brent Gordon
Alterations in Plasacytoid Dendritic Cells in the Progression of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Jessica Gould
The Effect of Environmental Conditions on the Viability of Parascaris equorum Eggs
Ellie Kornfeind
Maternal Nutrition Increases Risk of Metabolic Disease in Mature Offspring
Sarah Repsher
The Role of EphA4 Receptor in Tube Formation of Cultured Primary Endothelial Cells Derived from the Cerebral Vasculature of C57BL/6 Mice
Lauren Robinson
Differential, Tissue-specific Micro-RNA Expression in Lupus and Non-lupus Mice
Jennifer Shonts
Phenotypic Modulation of Porcine Dendric Cells Following in vitro Co-infection with Porcine Circovirus Type 2 and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
Greg Simonek
Delineating the Estrogen-mediated effects of megakaryocytes on Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Jesse Sugrue
Household Teratogens and Their Effects on Neural Tube Defects
SVSRP group 2011

SVSRP 2011

Kathryn Dorsey
Identifying Regulatory T Cell Epitopes in Procine Circovirus 2
Melani French
Detrimental Disinfectancts? Neural tube defects in mice exposed to quaternary ammonium compounds
Cassandra Martin
Isoforms of VEGF-A Expressed in the Feline Placenta
Savannah McReynolds
Differential Expression of Lupus-associated microRNAs in Male and Female Autoimmune-prone Mice
Elizabeth Mongeon
Molecular Characteristics of Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococci Isolated from Animals at Three Teaching Hospitals
Cyrus Wegbreit
Cell Cycle Arrest by Newcastle Disease Virus for Tumor Selectivity
Jacob Cawley
Morphological Evaluation of Dysplastic Megakaryocytes in a Mouse Model for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Gabriel Mills
Isolation of Canine Spermatogonial Stem Cells Using Thy1 (CD90) with Magnetic-activated Cell Sorting
Amanda Weakley
Use of Hair Scores as a Simple Method to Detect Fescue Toxicosis in Cattle
SVSRP group 2010

SVSRP 2010

Christine Keyserling
The effects of exogenous sphingosineon clusteringene expression in a mouse model of progressive ovarian cancer
Robert Cullen
Cytokine Measurements to Judge Effects of Maternal Immune Stimulation on Teratogen-Exposed pregnancies
Rachael Edwards
Maternal Alcohol Use on the Immediate and Long Term Health of Offspring
Galit Frydman
A Study of VEGF-A and Vascularization in the Feline Reproductive Tract
Dorothy Jones
Effect of Lactobacillus Acidophilus on Serum Antibody Responses Induced by Rotavirus Vaccine
Tara Martin
A Comparison of the Interactions of PRRSV and PCV2 in vitro
Michelle Welton
Delineation of the Antigen-Activated T-cell Response in the NUP98HOXD13 Mouse Model for Myelodysplastic Syndrome
SVSRP group 2009

SVSRP 2009

Anastasiya Soper
Effects of Dietary Leucine on Calpain/Calpastatin and mTOR/p-mTOR Contents in Cardiac Tissues of MDX Mice
Carmen Ledesma
Viability and Efficacy of Chimeric Porcine Circovirus (PVC) Constructs using PSV1 and PCV2 Strains
Elizabeth Ferguson
Evaluation of Murine Skeletal Defects from Maternal Exposure to Tap Water
Janice Thomas
Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial DNA Variation, and Immune Response in the Domestic Chicken, Gallus gallus
Kyle Webb
Incorporating Viral M2e Proteins as an Adjuvant on Virus Surface
Lara Brennecke
Effect on Fertility in Male Dogs Vaccinated with a GnRH Vaccine containing B-cell Adjuvant
Robert Edwards
Folate Targeted Newcastle Disease Virus for Cancer Therapy
SVSRP group 2008

SVSRP 2008

Kristin Eden
Anti-inflammatory Activity of Curcumin in a Murine Model of Autoimmune Glomerulonephritis
Ashley Manari
Exacerbation of Lupus in 36-Week Old SNF1 Mice Prenatally Exposed to TCDD
Melanie Burgess
Ultrastructure of Sensory Neurons in Organophosphate-Induced Delayed Neuropathy (OPIDN)
James Corrigan
Oral Rabies Vaccine Bait Contact at Culverts Evaluated with Tracking Plates
Michelle Creamer
Validation of a Human ELISA Assay to Detect c-Kit Protein in Plasma from Canine Patients with Cutaneous Mast Tumor Cells
Michelle Larson
Does Interlukin-1 Receptor Associated Kinase-1 (IRAK-1) Modulate Differentiation of Alternatively Activated Macrophages that are Dose-dependent Induces by IL-4?
Katrina Rower
Distribution and Histological Evaluation of Intra-peritoneal Administered Nanoparticles
Sheryl Coutermarsh-Ott
Developmental TCDD Exposure Induces Autoimmune Lupus in 36-Week Old C57BL/6 Mice
Kimberly Horton
Oncolytic Efficacy of Recombinant Newcastle Disease Virus against Glioma Cells

SVSRP 2007

Cara Cherry
Characterization of a lipooligosaccharide biosynthesis locus (lob) in Histophilus somni (H. somni)
Toshiko Kobayashi
Prion Knockdown in Differentiating Embryonic Stem Cells
Paul Listrani
5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribofuranoside (AICAR) Inhibits Inflammatory Mediator Production in vitro in SNF1 Mice
Tannia Clark
Evaluation of gross/histological lesions in mouse model
Laura Owens
Evaluating Raccoon Activity Zones on Virginia Tech's Campus
Heather Groch
Immune Consequence of Exposure to Endocrine Destructive Chemicals
Javiera Bahamonde
Heart Developmental Alterations in Gestation Day 17 CD1 Mouse Fetuses of Diabetic Mothers: a Study Using Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Mouse Models