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Phi Zeta Research Day Continues
to Grow at Mizzou

Veterinary students, interns, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows displayed 68 research posters during Phi Zeta Research Day May 8 at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Comparative Medicine Resident Sarah Hansen reviews her research examining sarcoma development in rats with CVM Professors Joan Coates and Craig Franklin.

Jerry Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and the Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, gave the keynote address, “Adventures in Second Generation Sequencing.”

Jerry Taylor

The 38th annual Phi Zeta Research Day held May 8, 2015, at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine saw a record number of participants. Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine.
 
“Phi Zeta Research Day provides an ideal venue to display the varied research being performed at the college by our professional students, interns, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows,” said Charles Wiedmeyer, associate professor of veterinary clinical pathology at the CVM and coordinator for Phi Zeta Research Day. “This year, we had a record 88 abstracts presented and gave out over $9,000 in awards. Through a concerted effort, this event satisfies Phi Zeta’s goal of promoting scholarly activities within our profession and we hope to continue to grow.”   

Participants presented studies and research findings in either a poster or a lecture format. This year there were 68 posters on display in the Adams Conference Center, and 20 oral presentations were given.

In addition to the research presentation, Dr. Jerry Taylor offered a keynote address, “Adventures in Second Generation Sequencing.” Taylor is the Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and the Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics at the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He is known internationally as one of the top scholars and influencers in the field of animal genomics. His research using genetic mapping of cattle to identify economically important traits, then applying that information to cattle breeding selection and management, paved the way to using DNA-based genomic improvement in nearly all livestock and crop species.

The keynote speech was presented in cooperation with the Niemeyer Lecture Series. Other Phi Zeta Research Day sponsors were the CVM Dean’s Office and Office of Research, Nestle Purina, Inc., Avacta, and the Hartley Endowment.

The following students captured awards for their presentations:

Poster Categories:
Veterinary Professional Students 
Brian Jochems, first place
Sarah Shippy, second place
Katherine LaVallee, third place
Liz Farnan, fourth place
Noelany Cruz Rivera, fourth place

Interns, First-year Residents and Graduate Students
Lindsay Ledbetter, first place
Jessica Lovstad, second place
Nicholas Olivarez, third place

Second- and Third-year Residents and Graduate Students
Marcia Hart, first place
Ming Yang, second place
Susheel Busi, third place
Daniel Davis, third place

Presentation Categories:
Veterinary Professional Students 
Damian Peyton, first place
Jeremiah Nichols, second place

Interns, First-year Residents and Graduate Students
Kim Menard, first place
Dan Montonye, second place
Megan Haney, third place

Second- and Third-year Residents and Graduate Students
Mike Fink, first place
Christine Sibigtroth, second place
Carolyn Lacey, third place

Combined Poster and Presentation Categories
Advanced Graduate Students and Post Docs
T. Dylan Olver, first place
Miqdad Dhariwala, second place
Erkan Osman, third place
Linda Alex, fourth place

Best Overall: Veterinary Professional Student
Kari Deininger

Best Overall: Interns, Residents, Graduate Students and Post Docs
Jessica Hiemstra
Marina McCoy

During an evening banquet, new members were inducted into Phi Zeta. They included:
From the Class of 2015:
Lynn Richard Barton
Amanda Jane Brehm
Sarah Church
Ashley Clarke
Nicole Freeman
Gina Marie Holen
Evelyn MacKay
Nancy Lynn Mueller
Mindy Neiuwboer
Jillian L. Paegelow
Karen Elizabeth Trott
Jacqueline Roberts
Ainsley Storm Todd

From the Class of 2016
Lisa Anderson
Ellen Marie Cole
Celia Friedman Cowan
Chris Kennedy
Anna Kathleen McManamey
Justin Michael Nash
Shanna R. Nelson
Christina Scudder
Rowena Woode
Jaclyn Zangre

Residents
Erin Burton
Michael Fink
Marina McCoy Hanson
Maria Hart
Sarah Hooper

Faculty
Michael Calcutt
Charles Maitz
Jerry Taylor

 

 

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