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SVSRP 2014

SVSRP group 2013


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 2013

SVSRP group 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 2012

SVSRP group 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 2011

SVSRP group 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 2010

SVSRP group 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 2009

SVSRP group 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 2008

SVSRP group 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