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Student Research Symposium - 2013

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Student Research Symposium Oct. 29, 2013

Students who were engaged in research in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 presented a poster session on October 29 detailing their work. Sixty-one posters were displayed.

The poster contest was divided into 2 categories:

  1. Resident, post-doc, and graduate student projects
  2. DVM student, undergraduate, and intern projects

The Student Research Symposium is sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health.

A major purpose of this event is to recognize (and learn from) the efforts of students and trainees–veterinary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and residents/interns – who contribute to the research mission of the college and profession.

Category 1 Poster Awardees


George Wudiri: "Reduced entry of herpes simplex virus into cells defective in cholesterol synthesis." Advisor: Dr. Antony Nicola, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

George Wudiri

Jackie Stone: "Two Distinct Conformational Changes in Nipah Virus Attachment Protein are Required for Viral Fusion." Advisor: Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreno, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

Jackie Stone

Petronella Hove: "The Presence of Arp Specifically Contributes to Joint Tissue Edema Associated with Early Onset Lyme Arthritis". Advisor: Dr. Troy Bankhead, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

Petronella Hove

Category 2 Poster Awardees


Alex Beck: "Effects of Local Anesthetic and Oral Meloxicam on Pain Sensitivity in Calves following Caustic Paste Disbudding." Advisor: Dr. John Gay, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.


Samantha Nelson: "Trimethoprim resistance gene, dfrA1, may be retained during long-term passage by integrating into the bacterial host chromosome". Advisor: Dr. Doug Call, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

Samantha Nelson

Jana Marquard: "Acelaphine Herpesvirus 1 Neutralizing Antibodies Failed to Block Ovine Herpesvirus 2 Entry in Rabbits". Advisor: Dr. Hong Li (USDA-ADRU).

Jana Marquard

Washington State University