Dr. Douglas Freeman, dean of WCVM, and Dr. Baljit Singh, the college's associate dean of research, distributed a total of $1,350 in bursaries to nine graduate students for their exceptional research posters during a luncheon on March 19.
Here is the list of award recipients in the three categories:
- First prize: Aline Costa de Freitas, Veterinary Microbiology (supervisor: Dr. Janet Hill): Research title: Differences in the vaginal microbiomes of pregnant and non-pregnant women.
- Second prize: Matheus Costa, Veterinary Microbiology (supervisor: Dr. Janet Hill). Research title: Development of in vitro organ culture (IVOC) for investigation of spirochetosis in swine.
- Third prize: Maria Fernanda Mejia-Salazar, Veterinary Pathology (supervisor: Dr. Trent Bollinger. Research title: Paparazzi-ing mule deer to unravel environmental prion contamination.
- First prize: Miriam Cervantes, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (supervisor: Dr. Gregg Adams). Research title: In vitro embryo production using in vivo matured oocytes collected transvaginally from wood bison (Bison bison athabascae).
- Second prize: Jesus M. Palomino, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (supervisor: Dr. Gregg Adams). Research title: Effectiveness of washing procedures for removing Brucella abortus from in vivo-derived wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) embryos.
- Third prize: Jewel Milo, Small Animal Clinical Sciences (supervisor: Dr. Elisabeth Snead). Research title: A new method for measuring glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in cats; a comparison of four methods.
- First prize: Kalhari Goonewardene, Veterinary Pathology (supervisor: Dr. Susantha Gomis). Research title: Metabolomic profile of broiler chickens following administration of oligodeoxynucleotides containing CpG motifs (CpG-ODN).
- Second prize: Asha Perrera, Veterinary Pathology (supervisors: Drs. Catherine Soos and Karen Machin. Research title: Metabolomics: A novel tool to assess stress in wild birds.
- Third prize: Derek Green, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (supervisor: Dr. David Janz). Research title: Contamination and multi-decadal decay of reservoir-liberated mercury in a downstream fishery: effects of fish trophic level, size, and age.
Click here to view the complete list of graduate students who participated in the 2015 event. Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2015 award recipients.