Kari Chesney and Catherine “Katie” Chambers, graduate fellows in the University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, and Chunye “Cherry” Zhang, a graduate student in veterinary pathobiology, each earned honors during the 2019 MU Life Sciences Week activities. Life Sciences Week is a university-wide event that brings together researchers across scientific disciplines at Mizzou, highlights life sciences research by undergraduate, graduate, professional students, faculty and staff, and fosters collaboration.
Chesney’s poster presentation on her research, “Modeling Crohn’s Disease: Identifying Environmental Triggers in a Genetically Susceptible Atg16l1 Rat Strain,” captured first place in the Comparative and Translational Medicine category. Her advisor is Elizabeth Bryda, MS, PhD, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
Chambers received honorable mention in Comparative and Translational Medicine with her poster, “L-1 is Protective in a Murine Model of Neonatal Meningitis-Associated E. coli Infection.” Her advisor is Jerod Skyberg, PhD, assistant professor of veterinary pathobiology.
Zhang received honorable mention in the Life Sciences Innovation category for her poster on “The Influence of Gm Richness and Transfer Method on Disease Susceptibility in an Animal Model.” Her advisor is Aaron Ericsson, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in veterinary pathobiology.