2021 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Student Award Winners!

American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM)

  • Name of Award: Don Kahn Award (Overall best presentation)
    Name of Winner: Kristina Ceres
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: A critical evaluation of Mycobacterium bovis pangenomics, with reference to its utility in outbreak investigation
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 1st place
    Name of Winner: Taylor Brooke McAtee
    Institutional Affiliation: West Texas A&M University
    Title of Abstract: Do modified-live virus respiratory vaccines influence the respiratory microbiome of cattle?
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 2nd place
    Name of Winner: Taylor Heckman
    Institutional Affiliation: University of California – Davis
    Title of Abstract: Antigenic profiling of Flavobacterium columnare genetic groups affecting cultured fish in the United States
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Oral – 3rd place
    Name of Winner: Chong Li
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    Title of Abstract: Shedding dynamics, genetic variation, and reassortment of heterosubtypic influenza secondary infection in pigs
  • Name of Award: ACVM Student Presentation Award Poster – 1st place
    Name of Winner: Prabha Bista
    Institutional Affiliation: Purdue University
    Title of Abstract: P110 – Outer membrane proteins as potential vaccine candidates against Fusobacterium necrophorum infections

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

  • Name of Award: AAVI 1st Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Elisabeth Larson
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: Peripheral IgE+ plasmablasts secrete IgE and correlate to allergic disease severity
  • Name of Award: AAVI 2nd Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Jayne Wiarda
    Institutional Affiliation: Iowa State University
    Title of Abstract: “Porcine innate lymphoid and T cells differ from circulating populations – novel findings via single-cell RNAseq”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 3rd Place Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Darling Melany Madrid
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Florida
    Title of Abstract: “Combination of antiviral therapies in the control of influenza infection in pigs”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 1st Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: Alisa Herbst
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Kentucky
    Title of Abstract: “Pro-inflammatory cytokine responses to bacteria antigen LPS differ between young adult and old horses in vitro”
  • Name of Award: AAVI 2nd Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: Camille Holmes
    Institutional Affiliation: Cornell University
    Title of Abstract: “Identification of antileukoproteinase as a marker for the immune status of horses during equine herpesvirus type 1 infection
  • Name of Award: AAVI 3rd Place Poster Presentation
    Name of Winner: B Tegner Jacobson
    Institutional AffiliationMontana State University Bozeman
    Title of Abstract: “Impact of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae on the phagocytic ability of alveolar macrophages

The Animal Health Institute and Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards

  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best oral presentation – 1st Place
    Award Winner: Betsy Armenta-Leyva
    Institutional Affiliation:  Iowa State University
    Abstract Title: Detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae antibody in processing fluids using a commercial serum ELISA
  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best oral presentation – 2nd Place
    Award Winner: Catherine Belanger
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Guelph
    Abstract Title: Examining the canine infectious disease risks associated with importing dogs from Asia into Canada
  • Name of Award: Biosafety & Biosecurity Best poster presentation
    Award Winner: Jerusha Matthews
    Institutional Affiliation:  Kansas State University
    Abstract Title: Seroprevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus infections in humans and livestock in West Africa

NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals Awards

  • Name of Award: Lynn Joens Memorial Award (1st Place)
    Name of Winner: Huiwen Wang
    Institutional Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Title of Abstract: Enterobactin-based immune interventions against Gram-negative bacterial infections in chickens
  • Name of Award: Lynn Joens Memorial Award (2nd Place)
    Name of Winner: Rachel Soltys
    Institutional Affiliation: Washington State University
    Title of Abstract: Salmonella Kentucky ST152 and ST198 genetic lineages show lineage-specific metabolic phenotypes
  • Name of Award: David Francis Award (3rd Place)
    Name of Winner: Kush Yadav
    Institutional Affiliation: The Ohio State University
    Title of Abstract: Ribosomal protein sequence 17 (RPS17) insertion increases avian hepatitis E virus (aHEV) replication

Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) 

  • Name of Award:  AVEPM Best oral presentation – 1st Place
    Name of Winner: Benjamin Blair
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Illinois
    Title of Abstract: The application of artificial intelligence to detect disease outbreaks in swine farms
  • Name of Award: AVEPM Best oral presentation – 2nd Place
    Award Winner: Rodrigo Campos
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Georgia
    Title of Abstract: Dynamics of bovine tuberculosis outbreaks: a study of interdependence between seasonal host movement and pathogen abundance
  • Name of Award:  AVEPM Best oral presentation – 3rd Place
    Award Winner: Christopher Kellogg
    Institutional Affiliation:  Michigan State University
    Title of Abstract: Changes in bovine leukemia virus diagnostic parameters in naturally infected dairy cattle over a lactation cycle

CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Awards

  • Name of Award: CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Award
    Award Winner: C. Joaquin Caceres
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Georgia
    Title of Abstract: Development of a novel live attenuated Influenza A virus vaccine encoding the IgA-inducing protein
  • Name of Award: CRWAD Post-Doctoral Researcher Award
    Award Winner: Igor Paploski
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Minnesota
    Title of Abstract: Multi-strain dynamics of PRRSV type-2 in U.S. pig populations

Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM)

  • Name of Award: Best Oral Presentation
    Name of Winner: Anne Lovett
    Institutional Affiliation:   Kansas State University
    Title of Abstract: “Acute anaplasmosis reduces breeding soundness in experimentally-infected beef bulls”

CRWAD Student Travel Award Recipients

  • Ursula Abou-Rjeileh
  • Betsy Armenta-Leyva
  • Glorian Berrios-Vazquez
  • David Brodsky
  • Q M Monzur Kader Chowdhury
  • Konner Cool
  • Hilena Gezahagne
  • Taylor Heckman
  • Anmol Kandel
  • Jiyoun Kim
  • Elisabeth Larson
  • Chong Li
  • Anne Lovett
  • Ramya Lekha Medida
  • Maggie Murphy
  • Xiaoyu Niu
  • Emil Walleser
  • Jayne Wiarda
  • Mohamed Zeineldin

American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Awards (AAVP)

  • Name of Award:  AAVP 1st Place Presentation
    Name of Winner: Heather Kopsco
    Institutional Affiliation:  University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Title of Abstract: “An analysis of companion animal tick encounters as revealed by photograph-based crowdsourced data”
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