Research Day

To be announced: Research Day 2024

The date for Research Day 2024 will be announced Fall 2023.

woman gesturing toward her research poster at Research Day

Research Day is a showcase of cutting-edge research projects and approaches from members of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community. The annual symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to present their work and talents, connect with other graduate students and faculty at CSU, and learn about other disciplines.

Join us for a celebration of diverse and exciting achievements in basic, translational, clinical, and outcomes research, as well as lively discussions and multidisciplinary collaborations across the fields of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences. All members of the local community are encouraged to participate in this free event. Use #CVMBSResearchDay to share your photos of Research Day!

2023 Award Winners

Oral Presentations

Early-Stage Basic Research

  • First place: Molly Ring (Brian Foy, MIP): Localization of a probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus rotavirus vaccine within the host
  • Second place: McKenzie Fletcher (Gregg Dean, MIP): The Role of Niemann Pick Type C2 Genes During Ivermectin Blood Meal Response in Mosquito Plasmodium Vectors

Advanced-Stage Basic Research

  • First place: Samantha Labb (Ralf Sudowe, ERHS): Development of a sodium bismuthate-coated polyacrylonitrile resin for the separation of oxidized actinides from used nuclear fuel
  • Second place: Jessica Kincade (Thomas Hansen, BMS): Fetal BVDV infections and postnatal epigenetic dysregulation

Early-Stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Katya Spitznagel (Michala de Linde Henriksen, CS): Detection of pro-inflammatory cytokines in healthy canine tear film using mass spectrometry via multiple reaction monitoring (MRM-MS)
  • Second place: Nina Marchell (Elissa Randall, ERHS): Radiation dose to patients and staff during feline esophagrams

Advanced-Stage Clinical Research

  • First place: Devon Diaz (Julien Guillaumin, CS): Impact of lyophilized platelet infusions on point-of-care viscoelastic test VCM-Vet™ in canine cardiopulmonary bypass

Early-Stage Translational Research

  • First place: Emily Van Zeeland (Katie Sikes, CS): Sex differences in the response to anterior cruciate ligament injury following mechanical rupture in a mouse model
  • Second place: Marika Klosowski (Dan Regan, MIP): Breast cancer cell co-culture with primary lung fibroblasts is associated with modulation of cytokine secretion and extrinsic stromal-mediated drug resistance

Poster Presentations

Early-Stage Basic Research

  • First place: Brody Thomas (Traci Kinkel, MIP): The Effect of Water Bowl Material and Volume on Downstream Biofilm Formation in Canines
  • Second place: Leo Tyer (Glenn Telling, MIP): Exploratory use of RT-QuIC to quantify and compare kinetics of amyloid formation in North American and Scandinavian CWD prions

Advanced-Stage Basic Research

  • First place: Elena Lian (Mary Jackson, MIP): The functional impact of ubiA mutations associated with chronic Mycobacterium abscessus infections – implications for host adaptation

Early-Stage Clinical Research

  • First place: McKenzie Sparrer (Candace Mathiason, MIP): Surveillance of companion and exotic animals for SARS-CoV-2 and evaluating transmission potential within veterinary medicine
  • Second place: Thomas Burnett (Anne Avery, MIP): Quantitative assessment of genes involved in early lymphopoiesis using droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) to distinguish immature lymphoid neoplasms in the dog

Early-Stage Translational Research

  • First place: Alice Droeger (Julie Moreno, ERHS): Glial inflammation in aging canines
  • Second place: Caroline Kern-Allely (Colleen Duncan, MIP): Waste not want not: Piloting a clinical waste audit at a university veterinary teaching hospital

Advanced-Stage Translational Research

  • First place: Hayley Templeton (Stuart Tobet, BMS): Intestinal Neuroimmune Involvement in Parkinson’s Disease Development

Golden Pipette

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology


Theresa Rulon

Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean for Research