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Source: Annelise Nguyen, 785-532-4429
News release prepared by: Joe Montgomery, 785-532-4193, jmontgom@vet.k-state.edu

Thursday, March 11, 2010

K-STATE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE STUDENTS, FACULTY EARN HONORS AT PHI ZETA RESEARCH DAY

MANHATTAN -- Outstanding research efforts have earned several students and faculty of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine honors at Phi Zeta Research Day.

The event was sponsored March 2 by K-State's Sigma chapter of Phi Zeta, the veterinary medicine honorary society. Because research is an essential and valued component of the scholastic mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the day showcases the research efforts of the college's instructors, house officers, graduate students and professional students. Oral presentations are given on basic or clinical research areas and case reports.

Faculty earning honors include David C. Poole, professor of anatomy and physiology, Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence; and Wenjun Ma, research assistant professor in diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, first place in basic science research presentation for "Viral reassortment and transmission after co-infection of pigs with classical H1N1 and triple reassortant H3N2 swine influenza viruses."

Student award recipients and their honors include:

Emily Archer, master's student in biomedical science, Manhattan, poster award for "Ischemia/reperfusion-induced intestinal lipid alterations occur prior to antibody-induced PGE-2 production."

Charles Coats, third-year student in veterinary medicine, Manhattan, third place in basic science research presentation, "Development of primary neuronal culture of embryonic rabbit dorsal root ganglia for microfluidic chamber analysis of trans-neuronal spread and axonal transport of bovine herpes virus type 1."

William Crumley, master's student in biomedical science, Manhattan, Case Report Award for "Ophthalmomyiasis externa in a puppy due to Cuterebra infestation."

Eliot Linsenmeyer, fourth-year student in veterinary medicine, Manhattan, Mahlon Vorhies Production Animal award and third place in clinical science research presentations, both for "Evaluation of retreatment and case fatality rates for calves treated with antimicrobials and ancillary Flunixin Meglumine for BRD complex.

John Patton, doctoral student in pathobiology, Manhattan, Dr. Harish C. and Ved K. Minocha Scholarship.

Christopher George, first-year student in veterinary medicine, Overland Park, Benjamin Kurz Memorial Research Scholarship.

Katherine Edwards, third-year student in veterinary medicine, St. George, Miller Pathology Scholarship Award.

Benjamin Wileman, doctoral student in pathobiology, Wamego, first place in clinical science research presentation, "Passive immunity to a commercial E. coli-SRP vaccine in beef cattle colostrum from cows grazing native range."

Charles Dodd, doctoral student in food science, Wamego, second place in clinical science research presentations for within pens of feedlot cattle."

Ashley Smit, second-year student in veterinary medicine, Wichita, poster award for "Elemental analyses of liver, kidney and pancreas in Canada geese (Branta canadensis)in the Tri-State mining area."

From out of state: John Ayers, third-year student in veterinary medicine, Goodlettsville, Tenn., A.S.R. Ganta Veterinary Student Award.

From out of country:

Shanzhong Gong, doctoral student in pathobiology, China, Dr. Cornelius Graduate Student Travel Award.

Raghavendra Amachawadi, master's student in biomedical science, India, A.S.R. Ganta Graduate Student Award.

Ranjni Chand, master's student in biomedical science, India, second place in basic science research presentation for "Investigation of the genetic flexibility of the non-structural protein 2 region in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus."

Amit Kumar, doctoral student in pathobiology, India, poster award for "Attachment of Fusobacterium necrophorumto bovine endothelial cells and its inhibition by polyclonal antibodies raised against bacterial outer membrane proteins."

Deepthi Uppalapati, master's student in biomedical science, India, poster award for "Identification of unique tumoricidal genes in rat umbilical cord stem cell."