Research Day

To Be Announced: Research Day 2023

The date for Research Day 2023 will be announced Fall 2022.

Our annual symposium showcases cutting-edge student research and innovative research approaches. Connecting local researchers and scientists, Research Day enhances collaboration and communication between basic and clinical researchers. All members of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community are encouraged to participate in this free event.

2022 Award Winners

Poster presentations

early stage Basic Research

  • First place: Julietta Sheng, “Maternal stress alters hypothalamic development,” Mentor: Stu Tobet, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Second place: Mikaela Linch, “Development of a novel vaccine for Feline Enteric Coronavirus using recombinant Lactobacillus acidophilus,” Mentor: Gregg Dean, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

advanced stage Basic Research

  • First place: Reed Woyda, “Campylobacter prevalence differs across and within broiler houses with re-used poultry litter”, Mentor: Zaid Abdo, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
  • Second place: Samantha Labb, “Closing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Minor Actinide Separations,” Mentor: Ralf Sudowe, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

early stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Ashley Parker, “Early Failure of CHOP Protocol Indicates Poor Response to Rescue Protocol in Dogs with Lymphoma,” Mentor: Doug Thamm, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Second place: Hannah Patterson, “Use of computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy for diagnosis and staging of primary anterior uveal osteosarcoma in a client-owned rabbit,” Mentor: Miranda Sadar, Department of Clinical Sciences

advanced stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Patricia Mara Lopes Sicupira Franco (Research Associate), “Molecular Characterization of Giardia intestinalis isolates in Dogs from a Rescue Shelter in Northern Colorado,” Mentor: Michael Lappin, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Second place: Sera Lee, “Ocular penetration of oral acetaminophen in the horse,” Mentor: Rachel Hector, Department of Clinical Sciences

early stage Translational Research

  • First place: Hayley Templeton, “Intestinal Model for Parkinson’s Disease Development,” Mentor: Stu Tobet, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Second place: Laurel Haines, “Osteosarcoma exosomes selectively home to the lung and elicit pro-metastatic changes in resident alveolar macrophages,” Mentor: Dan Regan, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Advanced Stage Translational Research

  • First place: Ariel Timkovich, “Differential transcript expression in compensatory limbs following DMM or sham surgery in male and female mice,” Mentor: Kelly Santangelo, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Oral presentations

early stage Basic Research

  • First place: Luke Whitcomb, “Glucocorticoid receptor signaling is required for acclimation of skeletal muscle to hypobaric hypoxia,” Mentor: Adam Chicco, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Second place: Brandon Lowry, “Exploring the effects of standard two dimensional anatomical models and virtual reality models on visuospatial skills,” Mentor: Tod Clapp, Department of Biomedical Sciences

advanced stage Basic Research

  • First place: Jessica Kincade, “Transient and Persistent BVDV Infections and a Unique Post-natal Phenotype,” Mentor: Todd Hansen, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Second place: Taylor Locklear, “Retrospective review of causes of mortality for zoo giraffe and okapi (1991-2020),” Mentor: Miranda Sadar, Department of Clinical Sciences

early stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Rachel Conway, “Behavioral and physiologic effects of a single dose of oral gabapentin in rabbits,” Mentor: Miranda Sadar, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Second place: Jordan Marsh, “Phenotypic assessments of metabolic status and potential for dietary supplements to mitigate insulin resistance in the obese mare,” Mentor: Elaine Carnevale, Department of Biomedical Sciences

advanced stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Rachel Maison, “Serosurveillance for anthrax exposure in Texas feral swine: A potential biosurveillance tool for mapping risk,” Mentor: Angela Bosco-Lauth, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Second place: Jennifer Kelley, “Prognostic indicators for feline craniofacial trauma: a retrospective study of 130 cases,” Mentor: Jennifer Rawlinson, Department of Clinical Sciences

Translational Research

  • First place: Katherine Bisazza, “Comparison of Advanced Imaging Modalities to Assess Bone Mineral Density in the Sheep Model,” Mentor: Jeremiah Easley, Department of Clinical Sciences

Golden Pipette

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Contact

Theresa Rulon

Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean for Research