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Faculty and Projects

All faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are potential mentors. Faculty who have mentored students in the past ten years are listed below.

Funded Projects from the Past 10 Years

2013

  • Student: Lisa Brody
    Title of Project: Evaluation of the effects of acid ceramidase, ceramide, and reactive oxygen species on the motility, viability, membrane integrity, and life span of extended and fresh canine semen
    Mentor: Margret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Chelsea Del Alcazar
    Title of Project: Mechanisms of delayed bone formation in the spines of Mucopolysaccharidosis VII dogs
    Mentor: Lachlan Smith
    Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Student: Alex (Drew) DeLong
    Title of Project: Effect of Return to Overuse Activity Following an Isolated Supraspinatus Tendon Tear on Adjacent Intact Tendons and Glenoid Cartilage in a Rat Model
    Mentor: Louis Soslowsky
    Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Student: Kelly Giffear
    Title of Project: Determination of the Hormonal Imprinter of the Hepatic P450 System
    Mentor: Bernard H. Shapiro
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sam Gilbert
    Title of Project: Characterizing the expression of Thrombospondins in the healthy and laminitic equine foot
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Ashley Klein
    Title of Project: Effects of Distrupting Schistosome Multidrug Transporters on Parasite Egg Production and Physiology
    Mentor: Robert Greenberg
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Julie Lee
    Title of Project: Evaluating the efficacy of lentiviral, adenoassociated viral, and retroviral vector-mediated therapeutic gene transfer in mucopolysaccharidosis I, VI, and VII to compare with the clinical and biochemical effects of gene therapy with anti-inflammatory drug therapy
    Mentor: Mark Haskins
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Risa Stacey Lisle
    Title of Project: In vivo localization of Schwann cell components involved with proliferation, vesicle trafficking and membrane dynamics during peripheral nerve degeneration
    Mentor: Michael Granato
    Department: Neuroscience

    Student: Katelyn MacGillivray
    Title of Project: Regulation of NFAT and NF-kB transcriptional Activity by Ca2+ Signals in Lymphocytes
    Mentor: Bruce Freedman
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Andrea Moffitt
    Title of Project: Phenotypic characterization of muscle-specific nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) knockout mice – A model of progeroid NAD+ metabolism dysfunction
    Mentor: Joseph Baur
    Department: Physiology

    Student: Marc Myers
    Title of Project: Evaluating Intramembranous Ossification in a Standardized Murine Defect Model
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Scott Pandya
    Title of Project: The Role of PIF1 and FEN1 in Preserving Beta Cell Function
    Mentor: Brett Kaufman
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Scott Petesch
    Title of Project: Assessment of the use of online PBL modules for student learning in clinical veterinary neurology and neuroanatomy
    Mentor: Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Klaudia Polak
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Dog Erythrocyte Antigen (DEA) 1
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Amanda Samuels
    Title of Project: Investigating the Role of Microtubules and Molecular Motors in Ebola Virus Budding
    Mentor: Ronald Harty
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Schoenhut
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Role of Chronic Stress and Social Isolation during Puberty on Prefrontal Cortex Development
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Julie Soohoo
    Title of Project: Targeting PAK4 for the Treatment of p63-related Epithelial Tumors
    Mentor: Makoto Senoo
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Anne Staudenmaier
    Title of Project: Immune response in the common raccoon, Procyon lotor, to modified live canine distemper and feline panleukopenia vaccines
    Mentor: Erica Miller
    Department: Other

    Student: Rebecca Stevens
    Title of Project: Clinical Advancement of RNA-transfected CD40-B cell vaccine technology for cancer therapy
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

2012

  • Student: Michelle Acierno
    Title of Project: Differentiation of DEA 1 expression on canine erythrocytes: Analysis of genetic and temporal effects on antigen levels by tube, strip, and flow cytometry techniques
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Robyn Allen
    Title of Project: Mitochondrial DNA as a Determinant of Outcomes after Heart Attack and a Possible Target for Improving Reperfusion Therapy
    Mentor: Brett Kaufman
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary medicine

    Student: Elizabeth Golden (nee Boush)
    Title of Project: The role of wound healing macrophages in the resolution of leishmaniasis
    Mentor: Phil Scott
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Stephen Cole
    Title of Project: Allelic substitutions of host-specific adhesins of Salmonella
    Mentor: Dieter Schifferli
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Chelsea del Alcazar
    Title of Project: Characterization of spinal lesions in the canine model of Mucopolysaccharidosis VII
    Mentor: Mark Haskins
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kreig Embriano
    Title of Project: Alteration of the Hematopoietic Niche in Perlecan Hypomorphic Mice
    Mentor: Olena Jacenko
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kristin Gardiner
    Title of Project: Determination of the Mechanisms of Early Retinal Degeneration in the Canine Models erd, XLPRA2, and rcd1
    Mentor: Gustavo Aguirre
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sam Gilbert
    Title of Project: PennHIP Hands-Free Device
    Mentor: Gail Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lauren Harris
    Title of Project: The Role of Type III Collagen in Post-Injury Renal Fibrosis
    Mentor: Susan Volk
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Rebecca King
    Title of Project: Host-Oriented Therapeutics to Inhibit Budding and Spread of Arenaviruses
    Mentor: Ronald Harty
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Britt Levy
    Title of Project: The Molecular Characterization of Congenital Follicular Parakeratosis in the Labrador Retriever Dog
    Mentor: Margret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Austin Luskin
    Title of Project: The Evolution of Original Antigenic Sin in Lyme Disease
    Mentor: Dustin Brisson
    Department: Biology

    Student: Bridget Lyons
    Title of Project: Development of a point-of-care isothermal nucleic acid amplification assay for the rapid diagnosis of bacteremia in septic dogs and cats
    Mentor: Shelly Rankin
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Katelyn MacGillivray
    Title of Project: Regulation of NFAT and NF-kB transcriptional Activity by Ca2+ Signals in Lymphocytes
    Mentor: Bruce Freedman
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Andrea Moffitt
    Title of Project: The effects of liver-specific nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) overexpression in transgenic mice with respect to NAD+ concentration and protection from high-fat diet
    Mentor: Joseph Baur
    Department: Physiology

    Student: Marc Myers
    Title of Project: Evaluating Hypoxia in Ischemic Tibial Fractures
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Shannon Palermo
    Title of Project: Prehydration Requirements of Working Dogs
    Mentor: Cynthia Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Diana Richerson
    Title of Project: The Role of Smac Mimetic Compounds in the Regulation of the Classical NFkB Activation
    Mentor: Michael May
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Peri Rosenstein
    Title of Project: Multispecies transmission dynamics of the raccoon rabies ecotype in Pennsylvania
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: John Sopronyi
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Role of Placental Leptin Signaling on Long-term Neurobehavioral Function
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

2011

  • Student: Nadia Azam
    Title of Project: Evaluation of Neuropeptide Expression in Feline Hypothalami and Correlation with Body Weight and Fed Status
    Mentor: Kendra Bence and Erika Krick
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Benoit Clerc-Renaud
    Title of Project: Antiviral Activity of Innate Immune Protein Viperin on Filovirus Assembly/Budding
    Mentor: Ronald Harty
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Suzanne DiNello
    Title of Project: The Effect of AICAR (5-amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide riboside) on AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Equine Red Blood Cells and Skeletal Muscle Cells
    Mentor: Mary Robinson
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Hope Douglas
    Title of Project: The use of PARP1 inhibitors for the prevention of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury in horses with colic
    Mentor: Louise Southwood
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lauren Duffee
    Title of Project: The Role of Nitric Oxide in Laminitis
    Mentor: Hannah Galantino-Homer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kristin Lee Gardiner
    Title of Project: Photoreceptor cell proliferation in canine early retinal degeneration models
    Mentor: Gustavo Aguirre
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Hadley Gleason
    Title of Project: Demonstrating a Role for Collagen 3 in Murine Fracture Repair
    Mentor: Susan Volk
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Su Li
    Title of Project: Neuropathologic studies of brain in a feline model of Niemann-Pick type C disease
    Mentor: Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Richard Lyons
    Title of Project: Isolation and Characterization of an EBV-Related Herpesvirus From Dogs with B Cell Lymphoma
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Anna Nomura
    Title of Project: Elucidation of the Molecular Basis of Lethal Acrodermatitis in Bull Terriers
    Mentor: Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Annie Oh
    Title of Project: Molecular Mechanisms of CNTF-Induced Photoreceptor Deconstruction
    Mentor: Andreas Komaromy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Thomas Parmentier
    Title of Project: Research project in the field of gene therapy for the neurogenetic disease, using a animal model of human disease.
    Mentor: John Wolfe
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Carolyn Powell
    Title of Project: The role of corticotropin releasing factor receptor-1 (CRFR1) in the dorsal raphe nucleus on stress responsivity
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Diana Richerson
    Title of Project: The Role of Smac Mimetic Compounds in the Regulation of the Classical and Non-canonical NFkB Pathways
    Mentor: Michael May
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Tiffany L. Sikalas
    Title of Project: Evaluation of a Cardiovascular Function in Canine Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I and VII Heterozygotes
    Mentor: Margaret Sleeper
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kristine Stellato
    Title of Project: Signs or no signs – to what degree are wild Mid-Atlantic birds carrying anticoagulant rodenticides?
    Mentor: Lisa Murphy
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Joel Takacs
    Title of Project: Regulation of osteoblast differentation by Jagged-1 Notch signaling
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Marjorie van Saun
    Title of Project: Assessments of Fluid Therapy and Body Temperature Monitoring for Establishing Humane Endpoints in Rodent Models of Infectious Disease
    Mentor: F. Claire Hankenson
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Bryan Vorbach
    Title of Project: Efficacy of Bacterial LPS, Peptidoglycan and ß-glucan as Immunostimulants for fish mucosal surfaces
    Mentor: Oriol Sunyer
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Claire Wiley
    Title of Project: Genome-wide Association Study of PLE/PLN (Protein-losing Enteropathy/Nephropathy) in Soft-coated Wheaten Terriers
    Mentor: Paula Henthorn
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Ashley Nikki Wright
    Title of Project: Isolation and characterization of a canine derived Single Chain Variable Fragment that binds canine CD20.
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

2010

  • Student: Morgan Agnew
    Title of Project: The Use of Exogenous Oxytocin to Prolong Corpora Luteal Function and Suppress Estrous Behavior in Mars During the Natural Breeding Season
    Mentor: Dirk Vanderwall
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sandra Bostic
    Title of Project: Role of Jagged-1 in Fracture Healing
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Nancy Callori
    Title of Project: Adherence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus to Equine Corneocytes
    Mentor: Shelly Rankin and Dan Morris
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Natalie Fickel
    Title of Project: Establishing Perlecan Hypomorphic Mice as a Unique Model for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
    Mentor: Olena Jacenko
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lauren Hakkinen
    Title of Project: Rescue of Sex-Specific Prenatal Stress Programming by Anti-Inflammatory Treatment
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Megan A. Hays
    Title of Project: The Role of Wnt11 in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kaitlyn Hellner-Burris
    Title of Project: Maternal High Fat Diet on Offspring Macronutrient Choice Preferences
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Shannon Kerrigan
    Title of Project: The Effect of Substance P on Cellular Responses Induced by HIV Viral Proteins in U373MG Astrocytoma Cells
    Mentor: Steven D. Douglas
    Department: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, School of Medicine

    Student: Russ Lapierre
    Title of Project: Assessment of Heart Rate Variability for Prognostic Value Relating to Underlying Physical Stress and Decreased Performance in Thoroughbred Race Horses
    Mentor: Meg Sleeper
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jessica W. Lee
    Title of Project: Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Cystinuria in Irish Terriers and Miniature Pinschers
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: John Litterine-Kaufman
    Title of Project: Understanding Mitochondrial DNA Damage During Myocardial Infarction of the Heart
    Mentor: Brett Kaufman
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Mainardi
    Title of Project: Selective Culture of Equine Corneal Epidermal Stem Cells
    Mentor: Hannah Galantino-Homer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Diane McDonald
    Title of Project: Osteolysis and Lamellar Wedge Formation in Chronic Laminitis
    Mentor: Hannah Galantino-Homer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Erin McGowan
    Title of Project: Evaluation of Ex Vivo Expansion Techniques to Generate Functional, Immunosuppressive Regulatory T Cells for Use in Clinical Transportation Medicine
    Mentor: Nicola Mason and Lily Aronson
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Travis Seymour
    Title of Project: Defining a Role for Collagen 3 in the Tumor Microenvironment
    Mentor: Susan Volk
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Ward
    Title of Project: Effect of 2-Hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin on Neuropathology in a Feline Model of Neimann-Pick Type C Disease
    Mentor: Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jacqueline Wilhemy
    Title of Project: Development of BiMC and bead-based AlphaScreen assays for the investigation of HSV fusion and glycoprotein-receptor interactions
    Mentor: Roselyn J. Eisenberg
    Department: Department of Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Schuyler Winstead
    Title of Project: Development of the Canine Short Wavelength-Sensitive Cone Electroretinogram
    Mentor: Andras Komaromy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Adam Yoskowitz
    Title of Project: The Effect of Up-regulating Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-3 in Healthy and Diseased Equine Articular Cartilage
    Mentor: Dean Richardson
    Department: Clincial Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

2009

  • Student: Ellison Aldrich
    Title of Project: Tissue Oxemia Influences Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate During Fracture Healing in Thrombospondin-2 Null Mice
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Breanna Caltagarone
    Title of Project: Determination of the Distribution and Binding Characteristics of 1-Aminoanthracene in Caenorhabditis elegans in vivo
    Mentor: Roderic Eckenhoff
    Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine

    Student: Sarah Cannizzo
    Title of Project: Evaluation of Ex Vivo Expansion Techniques to Generate Fictional, Immnosuppressive Regulatory T Cells for Use in Clinical Transplantation Medicine
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Rachel Cassoff
    Title of Project: Vibrio Anguillarum EmpA Metalloprotease and Its Ability to Degrade Complement Components and Immunoglobulins in Rainbow Trout
    Mentor: Oriol Sunyer
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Caitlin Dow
    Title of Project: The Role of Gammaherpesvirus in the Etiology of Canine Lymphoma and Predictor of Response to Immunotherapy
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Angela Fusello
    Title of Project: Characterization of the DNA Damage Response Pathway in Canine Lymphoma and Assessment of PARP1 Inhibitors as Novel Chemotherapeutic Agents
    Mentor: Craig Bassing
    Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine

    Student: Monique Garcia
    Title of Project: Development of a Flicker Electroretinography Protocol for the Analysis of Rod- and Cone-Mediated Retinal Responses in Dogs
    Mentor: Andras Komaromy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jose Luis Guevara
    Title of Project: Clinical Implementation and Analysis of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Tissue Growth Factor Beta-3 Enriched, Stem Cell-Seeded, Nanofiber-Based Tissue Engineered Scaffolds for Meniscus Repair in Large Animal Model
    Mentor: Robert Mauck
    Department: Bioengineering, School of Medicine

    Student: Joanelle Hernandez-Lopez
    Title of Project: The Role of Chemokine Receptor CXCR4 in Lymphocyte Exit from Skin
    Mentor: Gudrun Debes
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Elizabeth Higgins
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Cytotoxic Activities of Vibrio Anguillarum Vah1 and RtxA Proteases Against Fish Immune Cells
    Mentor: Oriol Sunyer
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Travis Laver
    Title of Project: miRNA Binding Site Conservation and Loss in Neuroblastoma
    Mentor: Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko
    Department: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Student: Fiona Lee
    Title of Project: Effects of Social Buffering on REM Sleep in Fear Conditioned and Fear Sensitized Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) Rats Paired with Wistar (WIS) Rats
    Mentor: Adrian Morrison
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Lehman
    Title of Project: Genetic Analysis of Muscle-Type Phosphofructokinase Deficiency in Two European Dog Breeds: Identifying Novel Mutations and Producing Reliable Genetic Tests
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Erin McGowan
    Title of Project: Host and Viral Interactions in a Novel Model of Simian Immunodeficiency
    Mentor: James Hoxie
    Department: Medicine, School of Medicine

    Student: Johanna Murray
    Title of Project: Characterization of Isl-1 and Arx During Enteroendocrine Cell Development
    Mentor: Catherine May
    Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine

    Student: Karuna Patil
    Title of Project: Instrumenting the Ovine Lumbar Motion Segment for Evaluation of In Vivo Spine Biomechanics
    Mentor: Thomas Schaer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Peters
    Title of Project: Phylodynamics of Disease Invasion: Modeling the Movement of Salmonella Infections Between Dairy Cattle Herds
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Victoria Shekk
    Title of Project: The Use of Immunohistochemistry and Flow Cytometry to Detect and Purify Equine Laminar Epithelial Stem Cells
    Mentor: Hannah Galantino-Homer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kristina Simone
    Title of Project: Characterization of an Organotypic In Vitro Model of Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration
    Mentor: William Beltran
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Christopher Torre
    Title of Project: Examining the Molecular Mechanism of TSP2 Activity in the Primary Murine MSCs
    Mentor: Kurt Hankenson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sarah Ward
    Title of Project: Clinical and Electrophysiological Measures of Outcome Following Experimental Treatment of Feline Niemann-Pick Type C Disease (NPC)
    Mentor: Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jonathan Wood
    Title of Project: Identifying the Molecular Basis for Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
    Mentor: Paula Henthorn
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

2008

  • Student: Rachel Baek
    Title of Project: Functional Immunology of Hematopoietic Embryonic Stem Cells
    Mentor: John McLaughlin
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Caroline Cantner
    Title of Project: Molecular Characterization of Ichthyosis in the American Bulldog
    Mentor: Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Denise Chang
    Title of Project: Evaluation of Novel Alloantibody and Autoantibody Diagnostics to Predict Blood Incompatibilities Prior to and Post Transfusion in Dogs
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Ann Elizabeth Cooper
    Title of Project: Mapping of Cone Photoreceptors in the Canine Retina
    Mentor: Andras Komaromy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Heather Fowler
    Title of Project: The Effect of Global Warming on the Distribution of Plasmodium relictum in the Hawiian Islands
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Botlon Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jessica Fragola
    Title of Project: Characteristics of Membrane Fusion of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus via Gn and Gc Glycoproteins
    Mentor: Robert Doms
    Department: Microbiology, School of Medicine

    Student: Jennifer Frohlich
    Title of Project: Demonstration of an Oct4-Granulin Signaling Axis Regulating Trophoblast Stem Cells
    Mentor: George Gerton
    Department: OB/GYN, School of Medicine

    Student: Maureen Carolyn Gates
    Title of Project: The Influence of Prophylactic Medications on Endoparasite Prevalence in Companion Animals: A Time Series Analysis of Cases from a Veterinary Teaching Hospital Between 1984 and 2007
    Mentor: Tom Nolan
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Moira Kelleher
    Title of Project: Characterization of NF-?B Activity and the Effects of Its Inhibition by NEMO Binding Domain Peptide in Canine Cancer Cells
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Alexander Koenigstein
    Title of Project: Mechanism of Mitochondrial Respiratory Stress Induced Osteoclast Differentiation
    Mentor: Narayan Avadhani
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Melissa Lewis
    Title of Project: Pathotropic Migration of Endogenous Neural Progenitor Cells
    Mentor: Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Amanda McCullough
    Title of Project: Analysis of the Effects of Lead and/or Mercury Toxicity in Avian Species
    Mentor: Lisa Murphy
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Alexandra O'Keefe
    Title of Project: Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes from Canine and Feline E. coli Isolates Associated with Urinary Tract Infections
    Mentor: Dieter Schifferli
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Bradley Rosato
    Title of Project: Canine Myocardial Oxidative Stress Under Normal, Anesthetized and Cardiomyopathic Conditions
    Mentor: Meg Sleeper and Narayan Avadhania
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Carrie Lynn Santare
    Title of Project: Volumetric Carbon Dioxide to Determine the Efficacy of Chest Compressions During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Mentor: Manuel Boller
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Carolyn Santore
    Title of Project: Determining the Effects of Selective Inhibition of NF-?B Signaling on Atherosclerosis In Vivo
    Mentor: Michael May
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Erin Scott
    Title of Project: Characterization of Photoreceptor Loss and Inner Retinal Remodeling in a Canine Model of Cone-Rod Dystrophy
    Mentor: William Beltran
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Abigail Shearin
    Title of Project: Molecular Basis of Canine Cystinuria
    Mentor: Paula Henthorn
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kelly Slattery
    Title of Project: Evaluation and Validation of a Method for Microcirculatory Image in a Porcine Cardiac Arrest Model
    Mentor: Manuel Boller
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: David Vafek
    Title of Project: Cause of Death in Myocytes Due to Exposure to Hypoxic Conditions
    Mentor: Cindy Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Cory Waxman
    Title of Project: In Vitro Maturation of Canine, Feline, Ovine and Human Ovarian Follicles
    Mentor: Christos Coutifaris
    Department: OB/GYN, School of Medicine

    Student: Ashley Yanchik
    Title of Project: Meiotic Rescue of ß-Thalassemia
    Mentor: John McLaughlin
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

2007

  • Student: Aimee Colbath
    Title of Project: Geographic Risk Factors for Escherichia coli Infection in Cattle in Pennsylvania and New York State
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Heather Fowler
    Title of Project: Characterization of Novel Type 1 and II Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Receptors in Schistosoma mansoni
    Mentor:Ed Pearce
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Maureen Gates
    Title of Project: Analyzing the Spread of West Nile Virus Through Mosquito Vectors: A Meta-Analysis
    Mentor: Raymond Boston
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Randi Gold
    Title of Project: Pathophysiology of Canine Hip Dysplasia: Does Capsular Fibrosis Serve as Biological Compensation for Hip Laxity and Osteoarthritis
    Mentor: Gail Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Michael Jennings
    Title of Project: Optimization and Clinical Implementation of Stem Cell-Seeded Nanofiber-Based Tissue Engineered Constructs for Meniscus Repair
    Mentor: Robert Mauck
    Department: Orthopaedic Surgery, Medicine

    Student: Melissa Lewis
    Title of Project: Characterization of Cerebrocortical Dysfunction in Feline Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) Disease
    Mentor:Charles Vite
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Peter Midgley
    Title of Project: A Mathematical Model for the Transmission Dynamics and Control of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) Infection in Wild Ethiopian Wolves (Canis simensis)
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jamie Minnella
    Title of Project: Development and Assessment of a Real-Time PCR Assay for Rapid Detection of Salmonella in Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Settings
    Mentor: Shelley Rankin
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Michelle Nelson
    Title of Project: Yersinia pestis Virulence Protein Purification and Experimental Mutant Production
    Mentor: Dieter Schifferli
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Brianne O'Loughlin
    Title of Project: Cross Species Comparison of Congenital Heart Defects Involving the Genes Edg2 and MAPK1
    Mentor: Sulagna Saitta
    Department: Pediatrics, Medicine

    Student: Laura Pell
    Title of Project: Generation of Canine Single Chain Fragment Variable Antibody Libraries for the Identification and Targeting of Tumor-Associated Antigens in the Dog
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Miriam Sadek
    Title of Project: Mitochondrial Respiratory Stress Induced Tumor Invasion Through Activation of a Novel NF?B Pathway
    Mentor: Narayan Avadhani
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Abigail Shearin
    Title of Project: Cystinuria in Dogs
    Mentor: Paula Henthorn
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Marissa Sue
    Title of Project: Positive Serodiagnosis for Toxoplasma gondii and Leptospira spp. And its Correlation to Serum Biochemical Parameters in Medium and Large Carnivores of Emas National Park, Brazil
    Mentor: Karen Rosenthal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Nancy Hyun Joo Sung
    Title of Project: Identification of Correlations Between Canine Behavioral Traits and Specific Health Problems
    Mentor: James Serpell
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Samuel Tucker
    Title of Project: Innervation of the Canine Intervertebral Disc: An Immunohistochemical Study
    Mentor: Thomas Schaer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Melissa Vetter
    Title of Project: L1 Retrotransportation in a Transgenic Rat Model
    Mentor: Haig Kazazian
    Department: Genetics, Medicine

    Student: Andrea Weissman
    Title of Project: A Time Interval Study of the Effect of Intermittent Hypoxia on Nitrate and Nitrite Concentrations in Drosophila melanogaster
    Mentor: Cindy Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

2006

  • Student: Lisa Berman
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Role of Intestinal Epithelial Cells in the Regulation of CD4+T Helper Cell Responses Following Gut Nematode Infection.
    Mentor: David Artis
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Megan Brace
    Title of Project: Multi-Drug Resistant Slmonella Newport in Equine Colic Patients: Can Outcomes and Cluster Analysis Aid in the Development of Better Infection Control and Therapeutic Strategies.
    Mentor: Helen Aceto
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Cara Catanese
    Title of Project: Studies on Binding and Invasive Properties of Yersinia pestis Autotransporters.
    Mentor: Dieter Schifferli
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jennifer Dietz
    Title of Project: Longevity of Motility of Spermand Bacteria Present in Equine Semen Stored in Semen Extender Containing Pipercillin.
    Mentor: Patricia Sertich, Charles Benson
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine and Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Carrie Ellis
    Title of Project: Expression and Identification of Yersinia pestis Surface Proteins for Future Vaccine Development Against Plague
    Mentor: Dieter Schifferli
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jennie Kim
    Title of Project: The Effects of L-NAME and Hypoxia on Drosophila Melanogaster.
    Mentor: Cindy Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Melissa King
    Title of Project: An Analysis of the Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) Program in New York State.
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Diana Knight
    Title of Project: Assessing the Effects of Cued Fear Conditioning and the Role of the Amygdala in REM Sleep Patterns of Male S-D Rats.
    Mentor: Adrian Morrison
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Catherine Kusiak
    Title of Project: Lysosomal Storage Diseases: An Evaluation of Cardiovascular Function.
    Mentor: Meg Sleeper, Mark Haskins
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Simon Long
    Title of Project: The Functional Role of the Membrane Glycoprotein and Small Envelope Protein in the Mouse Hepatitis Virus.
    Mentor: Susan Weiss
    Department: Microbiology, Medicine

    Student: Katherine McKeown
    Title of Project: Utilizing cDNA Subtraction to Examine the Effects of MacroH2A Deletion in a Colony of Knockout Mice.
    Mentor: John Pehrson
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Catherine Morrow
    Title of Project: Factor XI Deficiency in Kerry Blue Terriers: Frequency and Impact of SINE Insertion.
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Diana Niculescu
    Title of Project: Gene Expression in Cone Photoreceptors of Normal Dogs with Achromatopsia.
    Mentor: Andras Komaromy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sharon Parker
    Title of Project: Meloxicam Use in Avian Rehabilitation: Dosage Requirements and Efficacy, as Compared to Aspirin and Butorphanol.
    Mentor: Erica Miller, Lisa Murphy
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine, and Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Maria Raymond
    Title of Project: Effects of Co-Engagement of Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) and Complement Receptors.
    Mentor: Oriol Sunyer
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Michael Reese
    Title of Project: Assessment of Cryocapacitation and Its Relation to Fertility of Frozen Bovine Sperm.
    Mentor: Ina Dobrinski
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Brigid Reilly
    Title of Project: Use of a Novel Yeast Two-Hybrid System to Identify Homotypic and Heterotypic Interactions of Herpes Simplex Virus Glycoproteins.
    Mentor: Roselyn Eisenberg, Gary Cohen
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student:
    Title of Project: Cell fate of Notochordal Cells During Late Embryonic and Postnatal Life in Rodent Model.
    Mentor: Tom Schaer
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Miriam Sadek
    Title of Project: Role of Mitochondrial Stress Signaling in the Pancreatic Tumor Invasion.
    Mentor: Narayan Avadhani, Gopa Biswas
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lindsay Thalheim
    Title of Project: Transcriptional Regulation of the Intra-S-Phase Regulator of CDC7 in Human Myeloid Leukemic Cells: A New Downstream Target of the C-Myb Protooncogene.
    Mentor: Alan Gewirtz
    Department: Hematology-Oncology, Medicine

    Student: Amanda Theodore
    Title of Project: The Role of Regulatory T Cell Function in Leishmania mexicana Infection.
    Mentor: Phil Scott
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Rachel Toaff-Rosenstein
    Title of Project: Evaluation of the Insulin Gene and DLA-DRB2 Alleles as Genetic Markers for Diabetes Mellitus in Samoyed and Australian Terrier Dogs.
    Mentor: Rebecka Hess, Paula Henthorn
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Angharad Knight Waite
    Title of Project: Molecular Cloning of Canine OX40L and Functional Evaluation of its Co-Stimulatory Effects on Canine T Cell Subsets.
    Mentor: Nicola Mason
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Connie Yeh
    Title of Project: Functional Study of the Insulin Receptor Kinase IRK-1 from Strongyloides stercoralis Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a Genetic Surrogate.
    Mentor: James Lok
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

2005

  • Student: Donniel Astor
    Title of Project: Induction of the Unfolded Protein Response in Flies with Long-Term Intermittent Hypoxia
    Mentor: Cindy Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia , Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lisa Berman
    Title of Project: Characterization of the Novel Canine and Feline Erythrocyte Antigens Dal and Mik
    Mentor: Urs Giger
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Megan Brace
    Title of Project: A Mathematical Model for the Transmission Dynamics and Control of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Wild Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes)
    Mentor: Gary Smith
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Amy Brazil
    Title of Project: Impact of Stress and Dietary High Fat on Learning and Memory
    Mentor: Tracy Bale
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Janik Gasiorowski
    Title of Project: Electrotransfer of Plasmid DNA in the Equine Flexor Tendon
    Mentor: Dean Richardson
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kelly Giunta
    Title of Project: Generation and Characterization of Equine Embryonic Stem Cell Lines
    Mentor: John McLaughlin
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Ryan Gorman
    Title of Project: Development of Real-Time 16S rRNA Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay to Diagnose Septic Peritonitis
    Mentor: Shelley Rankin
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Asal Homayouni
    Title of Project: The Role of TSR Proteins in Myc-Overexpressed Cells of Mouse Colon Cancer
    Mentor: Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Tyler Hotaling
    Title of Project: Molecular Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Strains from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware Heifers Before, During and After Co-Mingling
    Mentor: Shelley Rankin, Charles Benson, Mike Kristula
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Ann Klocke
    Title of Project: Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Boar Sperm Motility
    Mentor: Regina Turner
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jennifer Magilton
    Title of Project: Effect of PaO2 Oscillations on the Correlation of Non-Invasive Measurements of SpO2 with Direct Measurements of PaO2 in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
    Mentor: Rebecca Syring
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Isaac Maxmen
    Title of Project: Identification and Typing of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in the Canine Model
    Mentor: Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Emily Miedel
    Title of Project: Role of Astrocytes in Resistance to Toxoplasic Encephalitis
    Mentor: Chris Hunter
    Department: Pathobiology, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Jennifer Scheidt
    Title of Project: Characterization and Identification of the Disease-Causing Mutation of Lupoid Dermatosis in the German Shorthaired Pointer
    Mentor: Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lindsay Thalheim
    Title of Project: Myb Modulation of CDC7 Expression in Hematopoietic Cells
    Mentor: Alan Gewirtz
    Department: Medicine and Pathology, Medicine

    Student: LeAndra Thompson
    Title of Project: The Effects of Cytoplasmic Dynein Disruption on the De-Stabilization of the Mammalian Neuromuscular Junction
    Mentor: Erika Holzbaur
    Department: Physiology, Medicine

    Student: Tracy Zeldis
    Title of Project: Defining the Effects of Specific NEMO Mutations on Pro-Inflammatory NF-?B Activation
    Mentor: Michael May
    Department: Animal Biology, Veterinary Medicine

2004

  • Student: Jeffrey Burdick
    Title of Project: Reparative vs. Regenerative Tendon Healing in an Animal Model.
    Mentor: Louis J. Soslowsky
    Department: Bioengineering, School of Medicine

    Student: Cynthia Clendenin
    Title of Project: Identification of Genes Causing Lupoid Dermatosis in the German Shorthaired Pointer.
    Mentors: Paula Henthorn, Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Modesty Dallmeyer
    Title of Project: Improving Sow Fertility Through Novel Semen Extender Components.
    Mentor: Ina Dobrinski
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Eva Furrow
    Title of Project: How Does Vincristine Cause Neuropathy in Normal and Mutant Mice?
    Mentor: Christiane Massicotte
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Rachael Joseph
    Title of Project: The Role of B-Cell Transcription Factors, EBF and Pax5, in the Spontaneous Transformation of B lymphoma Cells to Myeloid Cells In Vitro.
    Mentor: Michael Atchison
    Department: Animal Biology, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Lyndsey Larson
    Title of Project: Mitochondrial Targeting of Amyloid Protein in Feline Islet Amyloidosis.
    Mentor: Narayan Avadhani
    Department: Animal Biology, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Maureen Luschini
    Title of Project: Do Cats HarborBorrelia burgdorferi and Is Its Presence linked to Lyme Disease Pathology?
    Mentor: Thomas Nolan
    Department: Pathobiology, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Grace Anne Mengel
    Title of Project: Is There a Role for T-type Calcium Channels in Sperm Motility?
    Mentor: Regina Turner
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Craig Meredith
    Title of Project: Changes in Primary Hemostasis and Clot Formation in Dogs Treated with Cycooxygenase Inhibitors with Varying Isoenzyme Selectivity.
    Mentors: Cynthia Otto, Beth Callan, Benjamin Brainard
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Catalina Montealagre
    Title of Project: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels and Activity in Conjunction with Multifrequency Bioimpendance Analysis in Critically Ill Dogs.
    Mentor: Cynthia Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Heidi L. Reesnick
    Title of Project: Detection of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rhEPO) and Analysis of Performance Indices Following rhEPO Administration in Racehorses.
    Mentor: Eric Birks
    Department: Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Scott Roberts
    Title of Project: Identification of Leukocidin Genes in Stphylococcus schleiferi Subspecies coagulans by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction.
    Mentor: Shelley Rankin
    Department: Pathobiology, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Sara Rybolt
    Title of Project: Pharmacokinetic Study of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Rehabilitation Birds.
    Mentor: Robert Poppenga
    Department: Pathobiology, New Bolton Center, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Heather Simon
    Title of Project: The In Vitro Effects of Shape on Elution Characteristics from Gentamicin-Impregnated PMMA.
    Mentors: Amy Kapatkin, Karen Rosenthal, Avery Bennett, Robert Poppenga
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Rebecca Spivack
    Title of Project: Effects of Cyclical Lung recruitment and Pa O2 Oscillations on Multiple Organ Dysfunction.
    Mentors: Rebecca Syring, Cynthia Otto
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Kirsten Steele
    Title of Project: Mechanisms of the Anti-Tumor Effect of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in Pre-Clinical Models.
    Mentor: Douglas Fraker
    Department: Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine

    Student: Heather Wall
    Title of Project: Modafinil and msrA Expression in Drosophila.
    Mentor: Joan Hendricks
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine

    Student: Koranda Wallace
    Title of Project: Immunohistochemical Investigation of Laminin 5 and Other Basement Membrane Zone Proteins in a Litter of Labrador Retrievers with Inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa.
    Mentor: Margaret Casal
    Department: Clinical Studies, Philadelphia, Veterinary Medicine