Research Day

To be announced: Research Day 2025

The date for Research Day 2025 will be announced Fall 2024.

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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 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!

2024 award winners

Oral presentations

Early-stage basic research

  • First place: Ghyslaine Ramirez (Dawit Tesfaye, BMS): Enhancing the antioxidant capacity of granulosa cells to mitigate the impact of heat stress
  • Second place: Christian Sewor (Maggie Clark, ERHS): Household air pollution and Inflammation: do lifestyle patterns matter?

Advanced-stage basic research

  • First place: Courtney Maichak (Sheryl Magzamen, ERHS): West Nile Virus Mosquito Vector Changes and Land Use Changes in Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006-2021
  • Second place: Jess Kincade (Thomas Hansen, BMS): A tail of two calves: an epigenetic timeline of BVDV infections

Early-stage clinical research

  • First place: Mark Ryan (Kelly Hall, CS): Evaluating the efficacy of shelf stable blood products for resuscitation in a canine hemorrhagic shock model; an endothelial glycocalyx evaluation
  • Second place: Trish Paulos (Doug Thamm, CS): The use of doxorubicin and propranolol for canine splenic hemangiosarcoma: a retrospective study of 31 dogs

Advanced-stage clinical research

  • First place: Summer Barnes (Khursheed Mama and Miranda Sadar, CS): Anesthesia of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) with Isoflurane, and a Novel Technique for Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Second place: Patricia Gualtieri (Keara Boss, CS): Stereotactic body radiation therapy for oral tumors in canine patients

Early-stage translational research

  • First place: Jacob Smoot (Luke Montrose, ERHS): Modeling the Effects of an Emerging Toxicant, Wildfire Smoke, on Reproductive Toxicity Using Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Second place: Alissa Threatt (Tara Nordgren, ERHS): Omega-3 fatty acid metabolite Resolvin D1 assists recovery after agricultural dust exposure

Late-stage translational research

  • First place: Marika Klosowski (Dan Regan, MIP): Primary lung fibroblasts promote therapy resistance in co-cultured triple negative breast cancer cells through a juxtacrine, JAK-dependent signaling mechanism.
  • Second place: Alison Manchester (Steve Dow, CS): Single-cell RNA sequencing analysis of the duodenal mucosa in dogs with chronic inflammatory enteropathy

Poster presentations

Early-stage basic research

  • First place: Gamze Badakul (Jack Nickoloff, ERHS): Clustered DNA Double Strand Breaks for Cancer Treatment via Multi-gRNA CRISPR/Cas9 System
  • Second place: Heather Rogers (Dawit Tesfaye, BMS): Transcriptomic Insights into Advanced Maternal Aged Granulosa Cells Emphasizes Inflammation and Immune Response

Advanced-stage basic research

  • First place: Julia Hilliard (Casey Gries, MIP): Omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid inhibits Staphylococcus aureus growth mediated by FadA β-oxidation
  • Second place: Maelle Coupannec (Ralf Sudowe, ERHS): Purification of Ra-226 legacy waste for production of Ac-225: from nuclear waste to cancer treatment.

Early-stage clinical research

  • First place: Grace Jakes (Sarah Raabis, CS): Effects of an innate immune stimulant on dairy calf respiratory health, Salmonella shedding, and cytokine gene expression
  • Second place: Madelyn Burtz (T. Martin, CS): Radiation Therapy as a Treatment for Urinary Obstruction Secondary to Urothelial Carcinoma in Dogs

Late-stage clinical research

  • First place: Rae Isdale (Michael Lappin, CS): Efficacy of a combination of selamectin + sarolaner placed on cats for the prevention of transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum from infected Ixodes scapularis

Early-stage translational research

  • First place: Sara Cook (Anne Avery, MIP): Determining therapeutic targets for peripheral t cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified in canines
  • Second place: Brandi Dunn (Dawit Tesfaye, BMS): Generating physiologically relevant extracellular vesicles from bovine oviductal organoids

Late-stage translational research

  • First place: Rachel V. Brady (Doug Thamm, CS): CD206 agonism stimulates growth of canine histiocytic sarcoma cell lines
  • Second place: Emily Van Zeeland (Katie Sikes, CS): Investigating the Influence of Intra-articular Estrogen on Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Following Mechanical Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in a Mouse Model

Undergraduate presentations

  • First place: Olivia Martinez (Rebekah Kading, MIP): Investigating the Effects of Temperature Change on Oviposition and Progeny Viability of Aedes aegypti and Culex tarsalis Mosquitoes
  • Second place: Ellison Black (Seonil Kim, BMS): Selective cholinergic activation prevents memory loss and thein vivo growth of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Third place:
    • Emily Perkins (Katriana Popichak, MIP): Establishing molecular mechanisms of glial-mediated response in a chronic pain in vitro mode
    • Evelina Bouckova (Seonil Kim, BMS): Ketamine reverses chronic stress-induced mental disorders via the expression of Ca2+-permeable AMPA receptors in mice

Golden Pipette

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Green Pipette

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology