Three generations of researchers: Dr. Richard Witter, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus, National Academies member, and world-renowned virologist, who made significant advances in control of Marek’s disease, an economically highly important viral disease of poultry, visits the poster of Diana Rice, Class of 2021, who carried out her summer research on Marek’s disease with Dr. John Dunn of the Avian Disease Oncology Lab, who was himself mentored by Dr. Witter.
Katherine Koebel, an MSU undergraduate working with Dr. Andrew Huff, presents data from her bio surveillance study.
Hailee Butler, Class of 2021, explains her findings on the reproductive pathology of African painted dogs, the most endangered carnivore in the world, which she studied with Dr. Dalen Agnew in the summer research program.
Marcus Bunn, PhD student in the CMIB program mentored by Dr. Dana Spence, explains a novel way of studying neutrophil migration with his novel 3D-printed microfluidic chambers to Daniel Claiborne, PhD student in the MMG program.
Dr. Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, chairperson of the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (PDI) proudly flank Dr. James P. Luyendyk, associate professor of PDI and the 2018 recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.
Cassidy Harris, undergraduate from Spelman College, who participated in the College’s BRUSH program for summer research, presents her work on the effects of ozone population, carried out under Dr. Jack Harkema’s mentorship.
Azam Sher, PhD student in the CMIB program mentored by Dr. Linda Mansfield, explains the evolution of mutations in Campylobacter jejuni, a globally important foodborne pathogen, to Dr. Jean Tsao.
Dr. John Luyendyk and Dr. Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan flank Dr. Christopher Contag, director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering and chair of MSU’s new Department of Biomedical Engineering, a pioneering interdisciplinary scientist, and keynote speaker of the 2018 Phi Zeta Research Day, whose presentation was entitled “Redefining the Threshold between Biology and Pathology.”
2018 Phi Zeta Research Day Awards
Marlee Richter, LVT, receives the inaugural award for Excellence in Research given to a veterinary technician, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Carlos Contag from Dr. Christopher Contag.
Dr. Stephanie Valberg, pictured with her mentee, Kennedy Aldrich, dual MS-DVM student, who receiveed the best oral presentation award.
Dr. Jack Harkema, pictured here with his mentee, Cassidy Harris, who received the award for best poster presentation by an undergraduate.
Dr. Danielle Marturello, mentored by Dr. Loic Dejardin, completing her residency in orthopedic surgery and MS in CMIB, received the award for best oral presentation by a resident/intern/master’s student, pictured here with Dr. Colleen Hegg, who coordinated the judging.
Terry Everett, undergrad from Virginia Commonwealth University, is pictured here with his mentor in the BRUSH program, Dr. Adam Lauver.
Cailin Harro, Class of 2021, mentored by Dr. Daniel Langlois, received the award for the best poster presentation by a DVM student, pictured here with Dr. Colleen Hegg.
Dr. Adam Moeser, pictured here with his mentee, Emily Mackey, dual DVM-PhD student, who received the award for best poster presentation by a PhD student.
Cassie Larrivee, mentored by Dr. Neubig and pictured here with Dr. Colleen Hegg, received the award for the best poster presentation by a resident/intern/master’s student.