University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine second-year student Kaylie Canda was one of five students nationwide to receive a 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship from the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The 2nd Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to veterinary students who have conducted summer research, such as in Mizzou’s Veterinary Research Scholars Program, and who wish to further their studies during a second summer. Applicants submitted a two-page description of their research project and its impact.
Canda said the award will allow her to continue her work in the laboratory of Nicole Nichols, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Canda is researching the roles of microglia and inflammation following respiratory motor neuron death. The work has implications for both animals and people with neurodegenerative diseases.