On January 24, faculty and staff from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine gathered together with peers at the new MSU Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ), as well as industry partners, to celebrate their current research endeavors and future opportunities for collaboration.

During the celebration, Drs. Petersen-Jones, Xuefei Huang, Jack Harkema, Jim Pestka, Kurt Zinn, Linda Mansfield, Adam Moeser, and Loïc Déjardin presented about their current research in the IQ atrium. Research discussed ranged from gene therapy approaches to blindness, anti-cancer vaccines, dietary interventions to combat autoimmune disease, novel imaging methods to better image and treat cancer, the microbiome and health, inflammation, and stress to novel tools and approaches for orthopedic interventions. Hosting the event were Dr. Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College, and Dr. Christopher Contag, director of IQ.

"This was an event to celebrate the innovation and opportunity between our researchers," says Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan. "It will be the first of many times where we can join together and acknowledge how we as Spartans are changing the world."

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Drs. Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan and Bari Olivier.
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Drs. Srinand Sreevatsan and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan.
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Dr. Petersen-Jones presenting his research.
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Dr. Jack Harkema presenting his research.
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(Left to right) Drs. Kurt Zinn, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, and Christopher Contag.
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(Left to right) Drs. Elena Demireva, Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Marilia Takada, and Sonia Honkisz.
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Drs. Linda Mansfield and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan.
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Dr. Linda Mansfield presenting her research.
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(Left to right) Drs. Jim Pestka, Jack Harkema, and Linda Mansfield.