STAR Student Project Titles

As part of the STAR program students must submit a one page summary and a poster. Below are the titles of their projects.

For more information please contact Sue Kanoho at svmstarprogram@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-6612.

 Sarah Bahan

Class of 2016 - “Prevalence of Hemosporidian blood parasites in central CA hummingbirds"; Mentor: Holly Ernest, DVM, PhD - VM: Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine

Nanelle Barash

VSTP - "Giardia that glows: Parasitic manipulations of intestinal redox chemistry revealed by bioluminescent imaging”; Mentor: Scott Dawson, PhD - VM: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Davis

Alan Brus

Class of 2016 – “The effect of platelet rich plasma on equine mesenchymal stem cells”; Mentor: Fern Tablin, VMD, PhD - VM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Adam Davis

Class of 2016 - “In silico modeling and analysis of point mutations in RyR1 and their pathological consequences”; Mentor: Cecilia Giulivi, MS, PhD - VM: Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Mareen D'Souza-Anjo

Class of 2016 - “A comparison of fecal testosterone metabolite concentrations between harem stallions, bachelor stallions, and stallions exhibiting aberrant aggressive behavior in Prezewalski's horses on the Hortobagy Plain, Hungary”; Mentor: Bruce Christensen, DVM, MS  - VM: Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine

Ramzi Eid

Class of 2015 -Epidemiology and characterization of histologically confirmed Goniodysgenesis in the Shih Tzu”; Mentor: Christopher Reilly - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Lyudmila Golovko

Class of 2016 - “Analysis of raccoon polyomavirus capsid protein VP1: expressing the viral protein and establishing seroprevalence in raccoons”; Mentor:  Patty Pesavento, DVM, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Denise Gonzalez

VSTP - “Influence of aging and persistent viral infections on circulating B cell subpopulation”; Mentors:  Peter Barry, PhD,  UCDHS: Pathology, Center for Comparative Medicine and Ellen Sparger, DVM, PhD - VM: Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Corey Harms

Class of 2016 - “Determining persistence of equine modified-live intranasal vaccine pathogens in nasal secretions using real-time pCR”; Mentor:  Nicola Pusterla, DrMedVeT, MedVet - VM:  Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Megan Hirano

Class of 2015 - “Gastrointestinal parasite burden of captive Przewalksi horses in naturally versus traditionally managed herds”; Mentors: Bruce Christensen, DVM, MS - VM: Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine and Joie Watson, DVM, PhD – VM: Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Emma Houck

Class of 2016 - “Evaluation of the analgesic effects of hydromorphone in cockatiels”; Mentors:  David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, LV, MS; Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, PhD - VM: Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

James Kincheloe

Class of 2016 - “Epidemiology of Bluetongue Virus among California Beef Cattle”; Mentor: N.J. MacLachlan, BVSc, MS, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Becky Lee

Class of 2016 - “Sequencing the spike gene of Feline Enteric Coronaviruses (FECV) found in the blood of healthy cats shedding FECV in their feces”; Mentor: Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD - VM: Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Elizabeth Lee

Class of 2016 - “Pharmacokinetics of an injectable formulation of flunixin meglumine administered subcutaneously as a single dose to lactating dairy goats”; Mentors: Lisa Tell, DVM VM: Medicine & Epidemiology and John Angelos, DVM, MS, PhD - VM: Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Matt Leshaw

Class of 2016 - “Role of radiography in the prevention of catastrophic third metacarpal bone fracture in racehorses”; Mentor:  Sue Stover, DVM, PhD - VM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Molly Liepnieks

Class of 2016 – “Toward a cure for feline immunodeficiency virus:  combining antilatency and antiretroviral therapies in an Ex-Vivo assay”; Mentor:  Brian Murphy, DVM, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Amy Lin

Class of 2016 – “The effect of exercise on lipid metabolism in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots with hypercholesterolemia”; Mentor: Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, PhD - VM: Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Krista Prato Matthews

Class of 2016 - "Identification of novel locus for orofacial clefts in the dog"; Mentor: Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD - VM: Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine


Lauren Michaels

Class of 2016 - “Bioaccumulation of Sarcocystis neurona in wild CA mussels”; Mentor: Karen Shapiro, DVM, MPVM, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine 

King Moon

Class of 2016 - “Prostate cancer cell migration and osteogenic characterization”; Mentor: Damien Genetos, MS, PhD - VM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Ryen Morey

Class of 2016 – “One health in action:  UCD-Sri Lanka collaboration to investigate milk quality juxtaposed with consumer beliefs”; Mentor: Woutrina Miller, DVM, MPVM, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Jacob Murphy

Class of 2016 - “Comparison of serum IgG half lives in calves administered with intravenous plasma or oral ingestion of colostrum or colostrum replacer”; Mentor: Munashe Chigerwe, BVSc, MPH, PhD - VM: Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Hannah Savage

VSTP - “The role and function of IgM in mucosal immunity”; Mentor: Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine

Adam Schawel

Class of 2016 - “Examining the diversity and antimicrobial resistance of E. coli in the gut microbiota of dairy calves”; Mentor: Barbara Byrne, DVM - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Nancy Sinai

Class of 2016 - “The dental pathology of the CA Sea Lion”; Mentor: Frank Verstraete, DrMedVet, MMec - VM: Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Jill Thornton

Class of 2016 -A Comparison of Fetlock Joint Hyperextension During the Extended Trot of Dressage Horses Ridden on 2 Different Surfaces”; Mentor: Sue Stover, DVM, PhD - VM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary

Jacob Tupper

Natalie Kremen

Class of 2016 - "Telomerase inhibition in canine osteosarcoma using a G-quadruplex inhibitor"; Mentor: Michael Kent, DVM, MAS - VM: Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Katherine Watson

VSTP -The effect of enrofloxacin on canine osteosarcoma cell viability is similar to the cancer-specific growth-inhibition of enoxacin”; Mentor:  Robert Rebhum, DVM, PhD - VM: Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Jamie White

VSTP - “Generating neocartilage from self-assembled equine neonatal chondrocytes”; Mentor: Kyriacos Athanasiou, MS, PhD, PhM - Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, UC Davis

Ashley Young

Class of 2016 - “The role of p21 in cell proliferation, migration, and tubulogenesis in MDCK tubular epithelial cells”; Mentor: Xinbin Chen, BVSc, PhD - VM: Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine  

Krystina Cunningham

Class of 2016 - "Association between owner personality profile and companion pet preference3 and behavior"; Mentor: Melissa Bain, DVM, MS - VM: Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Kelsey Goode

Class of 2016 - "Successful detection and identification of the blood cells targeted by the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus-1A in Asian elephants"; Mentor: Walter Boyce, DVM, MS, PhD - VM: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Natalie Kremen

Class of 2016 - "Telomerase inhibition in canine osteosarcoma using a G-quadruplex inhibitor"; Mentor: Michael Kent, DVM, MAS - VM: Surgical & Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Krista Prato Matthews

Class of 2016 - "Identification of novel locus for orofacial clefts in the dog"; Mentor: Danika Bannasch, DVM, PhD - VM: Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine