Faculty, students and staff gathered in the second-floor hallways of the WCVM to support the 31 students who presented their research in poster format. The event saw a variety of topics, spanning the effects of probiotics on honey bees to the causes of morbidity and mortality in dairy cattle.
A panel of 30 judges graded the posters in two categories: clinical and applied research, and basic and mechanistic research. First-place winners in each category received $500, while second- and third-place recipients earned $300 and $200, respectively.
Clinical and applied research
First place: Eric Kim (supervisor: Dr. Arata Matsuyama, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences). Poster title: "Enhancing comparative oncology insights: F-FDG PET-CT imaging analysis of pulmonary nodules in dogs and establishing the WCVM tumour bank program." Kim is a third-year veterinary student at the WCVM.
Second place: Chris James (supervisor: Dr. Gregg Adams, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences). Poster title: "Isothermal collection of bison germplasm at near-zero or sub-zero temperatures in wild conditions." James is a second-year veterinary student at the WCVM.
Third place: Laura Shaw (supervisor: Dr. Dylan Olver, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences). Poster title: "Blood pressure and cerebral perfusion during anesthesia." Shaw is a fourth-year veterinary student at the WCVM.
Basic and mechanistic research
First place: Zihan Li (supervisor: Dr. David Janz, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences). Poster title: "Tire mire: cardiorespiratory effects of 6PPD-quinone in subadult fathead minnow." Li is a second-year veterinary student at the WCVM.
Second place: Andy Kim (supervisor: Dr. Janet Hill, Department of Veterinary Microbiology). Poster title: “Identification of reference genes for gene expression analysis of glycogen degrading enzymes in Gardnerella swidsinskii by real-time quantitative PCR." Kim is an undergraduate student at USask.
Third place: Brooke Tonkin (supervisor: Dr. Claire Card, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences). Poster title: “Skeletal development in foals." Click here to read Tonkin’s science news article about her team’s research work.