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Summer Veterinary Student Research Fellows Program: Faculty Mentors

This is a list of all potential mentors for summer, 2010. Students supported by the NIH Training Grant may be mentored only by faculty listed under the 5 thematic areas (Infectious Diseases, Comparative Genomics, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular Physiology, & Reproductive Biology) can mentor students funded by the NIH T35 grant. Those listed under "Other" may mentor students funded by Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, & the William & Doris Klemm Veterinary Research Fellowship.


Infectious Diseases

Adams, L. Garry, DVM, PhD, DACVP
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Transcriptional and Proteomic Analysis of Host:Pathogen Interactome

Cohen, Noah, VMD, MPH, PhD, ACVIM (Large Animal)
     [ VLCS | web | email ]
Equine Infectious Diseases
     [ Previous Students: Bennett, 2009; Bolton, 2009; Morrissey, 2007 ]

De Figueiredo, Paul, PhD
     [ VTPB/Plant Pathology & Microbiology | web | email ]
Molecular analysis of human infectious and inherited disease

Ficht, Thomas A., PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Brucella Virulence and Persistent Survival

Höök, Mangus, PhD
     [ Institute of Biosciences and Technology | web | email ]
Molecular Characterization of Pathogen Host Interactions

Leibowitz, Julian, MD, PhD
     [ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web | email ]
Coronavirus Replication and Gene Expression and the Molecular Basis of Coronavirus Pathogenesis

Lupiani, Blanca M. PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Poultry Viral Diseases
     [ Previous Students: Dobek, 2006 ]

Payne, Susan L. PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Pathogenesis and evolution of equine infectious anemia virus

Reddy, Sanjay M. BVSc, PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Poultry Viral Diseases
     [ Previous Students: Brinlee, 2007 ]

Samuel, James, PhD
     [ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web | email ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Intracellular Bacteria
     [ Previous Students: Baxter, 2007 ]

Skare, Jonathan, PhD
     [ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web | email ]
Molecular Pathogenesis of Lyme Borreliosis

Tesh, Vernon, PhD
     [ Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis | web | email ]
The Pathogenic Mechanisms of Shiga Toxins

Zhu, Guan, PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Parasitic Diseases


Comparative Genomics

Chowdhary, Bhanu P., MVSc, MVSc, PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
Comparative Genomic Analyses of Health and Male Fertility in Horses

Criscitiello, Michael F., PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
Evolution of Adaptive Immunity

Gill, Clare, PhD
     [ Animal Science | web | email ]
Beef Cattle Genomics

Samollow, Paul B., PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
Comparative Functional Genomics and Genome Evolution of Vertebrates


Neurosciences

Ko, Gladys Y., PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
Molecular Mechanisms underlying the Circadian Regulation of Retinal and Cardiac Physiology

Welsh, C. Jane, PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
Mechanisms of Virus-Induced Autoimmunity of the Nervous System

Winzer-Serhan, Ursula H., PhD
     [ Neurosciences & Experimental Therapeutics | web | email ]
Nicotinic Receptors during Brain Development


Cardiovascular Physiology

Heaps, Cristine L., PhD
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
Exercise training, chronic coronary artery occlusion and vascular adaptations

Stallone, John, PhD
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
Rapid (Nongenomic) and Long Term (Genomic) Actions of the Gonadal Steroid Hormones on Vascular Function
     [ Previous Students: Crawford, 2006 ]

Wu, Guoyao, PhD
     [ Animal Science | web | email ]
Cardiovascular Protein Metabolism and Nutritional Biochemistry


Reproductive Biology

Cudd, Timothy A., DVM, PhD
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Long, Charles, PhD
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
Application of genomic technologies during early embryonic development
     [ Previous Students: Bullock, 2009; Cupples, 2009; Kraft, 2009; Glover, 2008; Maloney, 2008; Kowalski, 2007; Solomon, 2007; Wingo, 2007 ]

Spencer, Thomas E., PhD
     [ Animal Science | web | email ]
Developmental Biology of the Uterus and Placenta

Westhusin, Mark, PhD
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
Development and Application of Animal Biotechnology
     [ Previous Students: Clinton, 2006 ]


Other Research Areas
(for TVMA/TVMF, Merial Scholars, & Klemm Fellowship)

Abbott, Louise C., DVM, PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Chang, 2007; Esparza, 2007 ]

Bauer, John E., DVM, PhD, DACVN
     [ VSCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Boyd, 2008; Hoernis, 2008 ]

Bissett, Wesley Jr., DVM, PhD
     [ VLCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Hanselman, 2008; Smith, 2007 ]

Clubb, Fred, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Edelman, 2009; Robinson, 2009 ]

Heatley, J. Jill, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DACZM
     [ VSCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Gentry, 2008 ]

Hinrichs, Katrin, DVM, PhD, DACT
     [ VTPP | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Reynolds, 2009; Torrance, 2009; Thornton, 2008; Sulik, 2007 ]

Holman, Patricia, PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Ramos, 2009 ]

Kerwin, Sharon, DVM, MS, DACVS
     [ VSCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Sheen, 2009; Pike, 2008 ]

Kier, Ann, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Harrell, 2008 ]

Love, Charles, DVM
     [ VLCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Brinkerhoff, 2009 ]

Matthews, Nora S., DVM, DACVA
     [ VSCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Land, 2008 ]

Murphy, William, PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Crider, 2008 ]

Porter, Weston, PhD
     [ VIBS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Filliben, 2009 ]

Varner, Dickson, DVM, DACT
     [ VLCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Brehm, 2009; Robson, 2009 ]

Washburn. Kevin E., DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal), DABVP (Food Animal)
     [ VLCS | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Campbell, 2009; Houser, 2008; Miga, 2007 ]

Zimmer, Dana B., PhD
     [ VTPB | web | email ]
     [ Previous Students: Foreman, 2007 ]