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Annual Student Research Day


Join with students and mentors to learn about the many projects carried out in research laboratories, clinical trials, and field studies at Penn Vet. Three veterinary students and three combined degree (VMD/PhD) students will present their work in oral presentations along with a competitive poster session.

Student Research Day 2021

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on March 19 at 11:45 am.

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Annual Research Day – The Details

  • When: Friday, March 19, 2021
  • Time: 12 noon - 5 pm, ET

Martin M Kaplan V’40 Keynote Speaker

“Epigenetic regulation of the host-microbiota relationship”

Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Immunobiology, Inflammation and Tolerance Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Dr. Theresa Alenghat, courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

About Dr. Alenghat: Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD. is internationally recognized for her work investigating epithelial cells, commensal microbes, and their impact on health and intestinal disease. She and her group have authored more than 30 publications in premier journals, which have garnered more than 3,000 citations. Dr. Alenghat was awarded the CCHMC 2020 Faculty “Research Achievement Award”.

Organizing Committee: Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD; Phil Scott, PhD; Kathryn Michel DVM, M.S., MSED; Michael Atchison, PhD; and students Justin Hoffman and Grace Wheeler.

*Register for this event via REMO

Penn Vet Student Research Day 2021

Friday, March 19 – Agenda
11:45 am

Opening Remarks: Dean Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVSc
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine

Virtual Event REMO

12:00-2:20 pmStudent Speakers (10-min talks & 5 min Q&A)
12:00-12:05 pmIntroduction of students by Greg Sousa
12:05-12:20 pm

Jaclyn Carlson:  Collagen V Haploinsufficiency Results in Delayed Healing and Altered Wound Matrix Post-Injury in Murine Tendons  (mentor: Dr. L. J. Soslowsky)

12:20-12:35 pm

Megan Clark: Remodeling the Electron Transport Chain in Macrophages by a Peptide-miRNA Axis (mentor: Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia)

12:35-12:50 pm

Martha Stone: Chemogenetic Activation of Orexin Neurons Accelerates Emergence from Isoflurane Anesthesia (mentor: Dr. M. Kelz)

12:50-1:30 pm

Poster Slam - a video presentation

1:35-1:50 pm

Justine Cianci: Qualitative Assessment of Fracture Configuration and Subchondral Bone Pathology in Horses with Lateral Condylar Fractures of MC/MT3 (mentor: Dr. K. Ortved)

1:50-2:05 pm

Victoria Kranz: Sow Familiarity and Aggression at Post-Gestation Mixing (mentor: Dr. M. K. Pierdon)

2:05-2:20 pm

Julianne Nolte: Non-canonical NF-κB Signaling in Lymphatic Vessels Regulates Immune Homeostasis in the Lung (mentor: Dr.  M. May)

2:20-3:45 pm
Poster Session

hosted by REMO

3:45-3:50 
Keynote Speaker introduction by Justin Hoffman
3:50-4:30 pm

Epigenetic Regulation of the Host-Microbiota Relationship
40 min talk with 10 min Q & A

Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

4:40-5:30 pm

Awards presented by Dr. Jennifer Punt
Associate Dean of One Health and the Student Research Club

2021 Student Research Day Abstracts & Posters