The Leadership Program


Participants 2008

Acciacca, Rachel

North Carolina State University, Class of 2011
Mentor: Joel Baines
Project: How Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Exits the Nucleus

Bergmann, Hannes

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Class of 2011
Mentor: Scott Coonrod
Project: Identification of Dog MATER and Other Oocyte-Specific Proteins Essential fo rEarly Development

Bernard, Jennifer

University of Tennessee, Class of 2010
Mentor: Gary Whittaker
Project: Cellular Entry of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus by the Fc Receptor-Dependent Pathway

Bigrigg, Jennell

The Ohio State University, Class of 2010
Mentor: Scott Coonrod
Project: PAD14 Expression in Mouse Models o fBreast Cancer

Byron, Anna

University of Sydney, 2008
Mentor: Marjorie Brooks and James Catalfamo
Project: Platelet-Driven Thrombin Generation in a Canine Model of Scott Syndrome

Chevallier, Lucie

National Veterinary School of Alfort, Class of 2009
Mentor:Gregory Acland and Anna Kukekova
Project: Evaluation of a Candidate Gene for Canine Multifocal Chorioretinopathy

Dijkshoorn, Anne

University of Utrecht, Class of 2010
Mentor: William Horne
Project: Concentration-Dependent Effects of the α2δ Subunit on Ca 2.1 Ca2+ Channel Expression

Dinger, Katharina

Freie Universität Berlin, Class of 2009
Mentor: Holger Sondermann
Project: Kinetic Studies o fInhibition of WspR in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Dups, Johanna

University of Queensland, Class of 2009
Mentor: Richard Cerione and Marc Antonyak
Project: Tumor-Derived Microvesicles: Novel Method of Cancer Dissemination

Garcia, Elsa

Cornell University, Class of 2010
Mentor: Susan Bliss
Project: The Hepatoprotectant Role of Intestinally Derived CD4+ T Cells
in IL-10 Knockout Mice

Heymer, Anna

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Class of 2010
Mentor: John Parker
Project: Development of an FCV-5-Urbana Chimeric Virus

Holz, Lisa

University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Class of 2010
Mentor: Lorin Warnick
Project: Selection of Resistance Factors in E. coli in Dairy Cattle Treated
with Ceftiofur

Irving, Jennifer

Royal Veterinary College, Class of 2009
Mentor: Susana Mendez
Project: The Effect on Dendritic Cells of an Immunosuppression Factor Released by Hookworms

Iverson, Sally Ann

Cornell University, Class of 2011
Mentor: Craig Altier
Project: Analysis of In Vivo–Activated Genes of Salmonella typhimurium

Kay, Sophie

Royal Veterinary College, Class of 2009
Mentor: Alexander Travis
Project: Characterization and Expression of Raft-Associated Proteins
throughout the Epididymis

Kaur, Prabhpreet

University of Sydney, Class of 2008
Mentor: Nathan Sutter
Project: Candidate Genes for Body Size in Dogs

Leach, Joshua

University of Cambridge, Class of 2010
Mentor: Yrjö Gröhn
Project: Effect of Mastitis on Conception in Dairy Cattle

Lui, Ming

Cornell University, Class of 2011
Mentor: Colin Parrish
Project: Characterization of Canine Parvovirus Cellular Entry and Uptake Mechanisms

McKelvey, Katherine

Cornell University, Class of 2011
Mentor: Alan Nixon
Project:Role of Stably Integrated Sox Transcription Factors in Stem-Cell Chondrogenesis

Mleczko, Joanna

Freie Universität Berlin, Class of 2011
Mentor: Drew Noden
Project: Mechanisms Controlling Patterned Angiogenesis in the Developing Hindbrain

Moore, Anna

University of Bristol, Class of 2010
Mentor: Katherine Houpt
Project: A Retrospective Study of Inter-Dog Aggressive Behavior

New, Dallas

Ontario Veterinary College, Class of 2011
Mentor: Lisa Fortier
Project: Determining the Limit-Binding Domain of GAA1

Nijdam, Annelies

Utrecht University, Class of 2010
Mentor: Chris Schaffer
Project: Numerical Model of Blood-Flow Changes after Small-Scale Stroke

Petermeier, Ellen

University of Minnesota, Class of 2011
Mentor: Michael Stanhope
Project:The Evolutionary Genetics of Streptococcus uberis

Privett, Jessica

University of Sydney, Class of 2008
Mentor: Klaus Osterrieder
Project: Development of a Novel Live-Attenuated Viral Vaccine for Bovine Herpesvirus Type 1

Schiller, Kimberley

Royal Veterinary College, Class of 2009
Mentor: Klaus Beyenbach
Project: Localization and Heterologous Expression of a Mosquito Ion-Exchanger

Swann, James

University of Cambridge, Class of 2010
Mentor: Theodore Clark
Project: Manipulation of Secretary Pathways in Tetrahymena thermophila

Vesterinen, Heidi

Helsinki University, Class of 2012
Mentor: Yrjö Gröhn
Project: Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock