2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Participants 2014


Callum Bennie University of Sydney,  Mentor: John Parker  Project: Investigating the role of allelic variations of feline juntional adhesion molecule A (fJAM-A) in susceptibility and resistance to feline calicivirus (FCV) infection

Hariet Bradford

Royal Veterinary College, Mentor: Jonathan Cheetham  Project: A novel approach to determine peripheral nerve regeneration in mice

Alicia Braxton North Carolina State University, Mentor: Robert Weiss Project: Characterizing the DNA damage response in testicular germ cell tumors post treatment with cisplatin utilizing immunohistochemical techniques
Sebastian Bunte University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (TiHO),   Mentor: Bethany Cummings  Project: The impact of GLP-1 on islet morphology after bariatric surgery
Amy DiDomenico North Carolina State University,  Mentor:  Kenneth Simpson     Project: Aminosalycilic acid, and cholestyramine on growth and virulence of adherent and invasive E. coli
Emma Ehrlich Cornell University, Mentor: Cynthia Leifer   Project: Investigating the role of substrate stiffness in macrophage function and foam cell formation
Laura Eling University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (TiHO),
Mentor:  Chris Schaffer  Project: Optimizing speed and energy of sub-surface optical ablation for the treatment of partial epilepsy
Mona Griffin Cornell University,   Mentor: Sergiy Libert
Project: Effects of sodium butyrate on the MPTP mouse model of Parkinson's Disease
Emily Hobson University of Texas A&M,   Mentor: Yrjö T. Gröhn  Project: Modeling antimicrobial resistance of E. coli in the bovine large intestine and feedlot pen
Alexandra Jaarsma University of Utrecht, Mentor:  Gerlinde Van de Walle, Project: The characterization of equine and canine mammary cancer stem cells
Rachael Labitt Cornell University, Mentor: Gary Whittaker  Project: Optimization of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus single virion fusion assays
Chelsea Landon North Carolina State University, Mentor: Rick Cerione  Project: Microvesicle-mediated communication in Blastocysts
Fabian Lean University of Queensland,  Mentor: Tracy Stokol   Project: Thrombotic potential of canine hemangiosarcoma and the role of tissue factor
Emily Milodowski University of Bristol,  Mentor: Bettina Wagner  Project: Temporal changes in serum-detected immunological parameters of Culicoides hypersensitivity in Icelandic horses
Dimo Naujokat University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (TiHO),
  David Lin Project: Influence of protocadherin-19 on neuronal growth with regard to development of epilepsy
Isabel Ralle University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (TiHO, Mentor: Theodore Clark   Project: Constructing a clone of Tetrahymena thermophila for visualization of mitochondrial extrusion
Stephanie Shapiro Cornell University,  Mentor: Robin Davisson  Project: Inhibition of uterine Cox2 during decidulization normalizes VEGF164 and Wnt4 expression and improves fetal growth in a mouse model of preeclampsia
Clare Sherman Cornell University, Mentor:  Nozomi Nishimura  Project: In vivo multiphoton laser scanning fluorescence microscopy of cardiac microvessels
Amy Smith University of Bristol, Mentor:  Nozomi Nishimura  Project: In vivo imaging in mouse models of mestastatic tumor development
Susanne Spoerel University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover (TiHO),
: Brian Rudd  Project:  CD8+ T-cell response in neonatal mice infected with murine cytomegalovirus
Marit van den Berg University of Utrecht, Mentor: Claudia Fischbach-Teschl  Project: The role of substrate stiffness in macrophage activation
Vanessa Wallace Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Mentor:Erica Behling-Kelly  Project:  Does canine oxidized low density lipoprotein activate isolated neutrophils?
Lucy Watson Royal Veterinary College,  Mentor: Natasza Kurpios Project:  Characterizing the expression pattern and function of a novel asymmetrically expressed gene in embryonic organogenesis
Jonathan Wilson University of Cambridge, , Mentor:  Colin Parrish  Project: Investigating the tissue distribution of canine transferrin receptor Type-1, in relation to canine parvovirus pathogenesis