Summer Internship Alumni

Summer Internship/Externship In Biomedical Research For Veterinary Students

Michelle Degnin

- D.V.M. anticipated 2022
  • Oregon State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2019:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Immune infiltration of lung metastasis of osteosarcoma in a genetically engineered mouse model.
MentorMentor:
J. Huang, Ph.D. Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Cancer and Stem Cell Epigenetics Section
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Natalie Heape

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • Auburn University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2019:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Regulation of immune surface markers by CDK4/6 inhibitors in gammaherpesvirus-infected tumor cells.
MentorMentor:
R. Yarchoan, M.D. HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch, Retroviral Diseases Section
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Jennifer Reukauf

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2019:
National Institute on Aging
ResearchResearch:
Hyperkinetic behavior in aging Park7 knockout mice.
MentorMentor:
M.R. Cookson, Ph.D. Laboratory of Neurogenetics
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Ronnie Sams

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • Auburn University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2019:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Development of bispecific T Cell Engagers (BiTEs) against rhabdomyosarcoma targeting FGFR4.
MentorMentor:
J. Khan, Ph.D. Genetics Branch, Oncogenomics Section
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Patrick Huang

- D.V.M. anticipated 2020
  • University of California
  • Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2018:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Establishment of triple-negative breast cancer reporter cell lines to monitor DNMT3B transcriptional activity for high-throughput drug screening.
MentorMentor:
L. Yang, Ph.D. Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
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Amanda Loftin

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • University of California
  • Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2018:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Probiotic therapy in HIV-treated humans improves prognosis-effects on the gut microbiome and immune activation.
MentorMentor:
J. Brenchley, Ph.D. Immunopathogenesis Section
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Helena Vogel

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • University of California
  • Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2018:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Molecular analysis of Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia lamblia, and Entamoeba spp. in fecal samples from asymptomatic humans in South America and Egypt.
MentorMentor:
M. Grigg, Ph.D. Laboratory of Viral Diseases
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Sarah Zalar

- D.V.M. anticipated 2021
  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2018:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Murine intestinal enteroid cultures and detection of norovirus infection.
MentorMentor:
K. Green, Ph.D. Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
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Erin Beasley

- D.V.M. conferred 2019
  • North Carolina State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2017:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
NeuroAIDS in rhesus macaques: Neuropathology of SIV infection in encephalitic and non-encephalitic animals
MentorMentor:
V. Hirsch, D.V.M., D.Sc. Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Nonhuman Primate Virology Section
Dr. Beasley is furthering her education in the Master of Public Health Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health, Baltimore, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Chaunte Lewis

- D.V.M. anticipated 2020
  • Ohio State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2017:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Probing the role of the aging brain in brain metastases in vivo
MentorMentor:
K. Tanner, Ph.D Laboratory of Cell Biology
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Caroline Moon

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2017:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Development of a new and rapid fixatioin/sterilization protocol for high-risk infected tissue
MentorMentor:
S. Hewitt, M.D., Ph.D Laboratory of Pathology
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Serena Nayee

- D.V.M. anticipated 2020
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2017:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Bacterial shifts in the feline microbiome during Toxoplasma gondii sexual differentiation
MentorMentor:
M. Grigg, Ph.D. Laboratory of Parasitology, Molecular Parasitology Section
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Tiffani Turinski

- D.V.M. conferred 2019
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2017:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Cord blood antibodies and the risk of early malaria parasitemia in Milian infants
MentorMentor:
P. Duffy, M.D. Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology
Dr. Turinski is currently a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Office with the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and an Ensign in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. ▲ Back to Top

Jacqueline Brockhurst

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2016:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Evaluation of Plasmodium knowlesi in vitro susceptibility to Methotrexate
MentorMentor:
T. Wellems, M.D., Ph.D. Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
Dr. Brockhurst is currently a Lab Animal Medicine/Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Mackenzie Long

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2016:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Induced GI tract microbial dysbiosis does not accelerate disease progression in SIV-infected Asian macaques
MentorMentor:
J. Brenchley, Ph.D. Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
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Erika Olney

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • Midwestern University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2016:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Interleukin-27 receptor expression in murine intestinal organoids
MentorMentor:
S. Durum, Ph.D. Cancer and Inflammation Program
Dr. Olney was a member of the first graduating class of veterinarians at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona in 2018. She is currently undertaking a small animal rotating internship at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Hailey Rose

- D.V.M. conferred 2019
  • Midwestern University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2016:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Mutant XYZ is associated with hyper-activation of mTOR and T cell senescence
MentorMentor:
M. Lenardo, M.D. Laboratory of Immunology
After receiving her DVM in 2019, Dr. Rose began a small animal rotating internship at Tufts VETS in Walpole, MA and plans on pursuing a residency in internal medicine. ▲ Back to Top

Katherine Franc

- D.V.M./MPH conferred 2019
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Development of a live-attenuated biovalent vaccine for Parainfluenza Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus
MentorMentor:
P. Collins, Ph.D. Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
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Macallister Harris

- D.V.M. conferred 2017
  • North Carolina State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
ResearchResearch:
Liver regeneration potential of Rhesus induced pluripotent stem cells
MentorMentor:
C. Dunbar, M.D. Molecular Hematopoiesis Section
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Steven Hsu

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • University of California, Davis
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Digital image analysis of ACHP as an inhibitor of keratinocyte-driven inflammation via NF-kB pathway
MentorMentor:
S. Yuspa, M.D. Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Dr. Hsu joined the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in 2018 to further his training in pathology and research. ▲ Back to Top

Veronica Pickens

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • University of Guelph
  • Ontario Veterinary College
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Cross species comparison of IL-13 receptor alpha 2 isoforms
MentorMentor:
T. Wynn, Ph.D. Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
Dr. Pickens is a mixed animal clinician at the Quakertown Veterinary Clinic in Quakertown, PA. ▲ Back to Top

Sarah Wronski

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Assessment of functional equivalence of EpCAM and TROP2 in murine intestinal epithelial cells
MentorMentor:
M. Udey, M.D., Ph.D. Dermatology Branch
Dr. Wronksi is a veterinarian at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge, Columbia, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Sylvie Cohen

- D.V.M. conferred 2018
  • Ohio State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2015:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
ResearchResearch:
Cardiac regeneration following myocardial infarction in neonatal mice
MentorMentor:
T. Finkel, M.D., Ph.D. Laboratory of Molecular Biology
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Amy Flis

- D.V.M. conferred 2017
  • Purdue University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Exploring the role of the dopamine axis in lung cancer development autoimmune lymphoproliferative disease
MentorMentor:
B. Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis
Flis is continuing her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with North Carolina State University and the National Cancer Institute. ▲ Back to Top

Mariah Gentry

- D.V.M. conferred 2016
  • Cornell University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Human Genome Research Institute
ResearchResearch:
Exploring the genetic influences of flat-chested kitten syndrome and pectus excavatum
MentorMentor:
E. Ostrander, Ph.D. Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Dr. Gentry was awarded the 2016-2018 Kleberg Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania's Medical Genetics Section and was named the 2018 AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellow. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine pursuing a Ph.D. She is researching the heritability of renal dysplasia in Cairn Terriers with the goal of developing a DNA-based diagnostic marker. ▲ Back to Top

Alexandria Holloway

- D.V.M. conferred 2016
  • Tuskegee University
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Immunofluorescence analysis of the blood brain barrier
MentorMentor:
P. Steeg, Ph.D. Women's Malignancy Banch
Holloway is currently pursuing a residency in avian pathology/diagnostic medicine at Purdue University. ▲ Back to Top

Lindsay Jett

- D.V.M. conferred 2016
  • Western University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Histopathological and immunohistochemical characterization of two spontaneous neoplastic masses in BALB/c mice on an experimental regimen for a preclinical study. Her lab experience included working with various animal species and projects within the Vaccine Research Center.
MentorMentor:
S. Rao, D.V.M., Ph.D. Vaccine Research Center Translational Research Program
Jett is completing a one year small animal rotating internship at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Pittsburgh, PA. ▲ Back to Top

Elizabeth Punger

- D.V.M. conferred 2017
  • North Carolina State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Characterization of marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus) spermatozoa as a means to improve IVF success
MentorMentor:
A. Silva, Ph.D. Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging
Dr. Punger is a Veterinary Branch Chief at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. ▲ Back to Top

Michael Richardson

- D.V.M. conferred 2016
  • Colorado State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2014:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Creating a diabetic rabbit model to assess radiologic responses to sterilizing chemotherapy in diabetes and tuberculosis co-infection
MentorMentor:
C. Barry, III, Ph.D. Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
Dr. Richardson is continuing his training as a member of the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with Michigan State University and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2016 to present. ▲ Back to Top

Martha Dalton

- D.V.M. conferred 2016
  • Mississippi State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2013:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Investigations into the polygenicity of an autoimmune lymphoproliferative disease
MentorMentor:
M. Lenardo, M.D Laboratory of Immunology
Dr. Dalton is currently an anatomic pathology resident, with an empahsis in wildlife at the University of Georgia, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study. ▲ Back to Top

Cory Hanks

- D.V.M. conferred 2015
  • Louisiana State University
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2013:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Assessment of Plasmodium falciparum progent from a genetic cross for markers of artemisinin resistance.
MentorMentor:
T. Wellems, M.D., Ph.D. Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
Dr. Hanks completed an anatomic pathology resident and Ph.D. candidate at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA and is currently a Veterinary Pathology Fellow at San Diego Zoo Global in San Diego, CA. ▲ Back to Top

Natalie Punt

- D.V.M. conferred 2015
  • Western University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2013:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Regulation of pathogenic antiviral immunity by peripheral and meningeal stromal cells during viral meningitis.
MentorMentor:
D. McGavern, Ph.D. Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section
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Nicole Kohart

- D.V.M. conferred 2014
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2012:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Using molecular mechanisms to identify Granulibacter bethesdensis and Staphylococcus epidermidis in concert with one another in CGD patients.
MentorMentor:
S. Holland, M.D. Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
Dr. Kohart recently completed a combined clinical pathology residency/PhD program at Ohio State University. Her research interests include the study of cancer immunology using molecular techniques and in vivo animal model systems. ▲ Back to Top

Tyler Peat

- D.V.M. conferred 2014
  • Purdue University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2012:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Studied In vivo analysis of meningeal stromal cells in the living brain during viral meningitis
MentorMentor:
D. McGavern, Ph.D. Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Unit
Dr. Peat became an ACVP board certified pathologist in 2017 and is currently continuing his training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with Purdue University and the National Cancer Institute. ▲ Back to Top

Lauren Rodriguez

- D.V.M. confered 2015
  • Cornell University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2012:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
The tubulin-binding protein TPX2 may regulate metastasis independent of it's function in mitosis.
MentorMentor:
K. Hunter, Ph.D. Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Dr. Rodriguez is a Neurology Veterinarian at Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital in Sandy Springs, Georgia. ▲ Back to Top

Amanda Foskett

- D.V.M. conferred 2014
  • University of Florida
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2012:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
In vivo analysis of meningeal stromal cells in the living brain during viral meningitis.
MentorMentor:
P. Aplan, M.D. Genetics Branch
Dr. Foskett is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is currently a medical oncologist at Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, D.C. ▲ Back to Top

Linda Huang

- D.V.M. conferred 2014
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2012:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Optimization of epidermal differentiation and production of infectious viral particles in organotypic raft cultures of human keratinocytes immortalized with HPV18
MentorMentor:
A. McBride, Ph.D. DNA Tumor Virus Section
Dr. Huang completed an anatomic pathology resident at Michigan State University and has attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She is currently seeking a Ph.D. in immunology in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences PhD Program at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. ▲ Back to Top

Rachel Cohen

- D.V.M. conferred 2012.
  • University of Missouri
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Immunological Characterization of HHV-6A Infection in the Common Marmoset.
MentorMentor:
S. Jacobson, Ph.D. Viral Immunology Section
Dr. Cohen joined the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Eric Gelsleichter

- D.V.M. conferred 2014.
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Development of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) as a model of experimental chemogtherapy for tuberbulosis.
MentorMentor:
C .Barry, Ph.D., Chief Tuberculosis Research Section
Dr. Gelsleichter is currently a veterinarian at the Quarryside Animal Hospital in Jamesville, NY. ▲ Back to Top

Brian Templeton

- D.V.M. conferred 2013.
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Cancer Institute (Frederick campus)
ResearchResearch:
Pharmacological manipulation of an autophagy-inducing drug, trehalose. Modification through liposome encapsulation, to allow passage through blood-brain barrier to induce autophagy in the treatment of gliomas and other neurological diseases.
MentorMentor:
S. Stern, Ph.D., DABT Nanotechnology Characterization Lab
Dr. Templeton worked as a research scientist in the Dept. of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Tech; through cooperative agreement with the USDA/CAHIA, Fort Collins, CO, working on utilizing and creating dynamic stochastic models to better understand avian influenza transmission. He is currenly employed as a Systems Engineer at Luna Innovations in Blacksburg, Virginia. He also serves as a consultant for Dextronix, a veterinary medical device company, providing interdisciplinary expertise. ▲ Back to Top

Joy Tseng

- D.V.M. conferred 2014
  • Cornell University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Investigation of the effect of TGFβ and androgen receptor signaling on N-cadherin expression in prostate cancer clonal cell lines.
MentorMentor:
K. Kelly, Ph.D., Chief Cell and Cancer Biology Branch
Dr. Tseng interned at a private equine practice in southern Pennsylvania and. completed an anesthesiology residency at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. ▲ Back to Top

Wilson Yau

- D.V.M. conferred 2013
  • University of California, Davis
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Modeling brain injury in acute brain slices.
MentorMentor:
D.McGavern, Ph.D. Immunology and Intravital Imaging Unit
Dr. Yau completed an anatomic pathology residency at University of Georgia, Athens and attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and working as an Anatomic Pathologist at Antech Diagnostics in Fountain Valley, CA. ▲ Back to Top

Katie Zseltvay

- D.V.M. conferred 2013
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
InstituteSummer Internship 2011:
National Cancer Institute
MentorMentor:
U. Guha, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Medical Oncology Branch
Dr. Zseltvay is a medical oncolgy resident at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, NY. ▲ Back to Top

Laura Adamovicz

- D.V.M. conferred 2012
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Cancer Institute (Frederick, MD campus)
ResearchResearch:
Validation of a product-enhanced reverse transcriptase assay for the evaluation of feline immunodeficiency viral load in African lions.
MentorMentor:
S. O’Brien, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory of Genomic Diversity,
Dr. Adamovicz completed a residency at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is now a Wildlife Epidemiology Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine ▲ Back to Top

Calvin Pohl

- D.V.M. conferred 2012
  • Purdue University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
ResearchResearch:
Studied CNS sentinels (microglia) in acute brain slices to look for microglial injury response, using two- photon laser scanning microscopy (TPLSM).
MentorMentor:
D. McGavern, Ph.D. Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Unit
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Caroline Andrews

- D.V.M. conferred 2012
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Cancer Institute (Frederick, MD campus)
ResearchResearch:
Colitis associated changes in the intestinal microbiota of TNF deficient mice.
MentorMentor:
G. Trinchieri, M.D., Chief Cancer and Inflammation Program
Dr. Andrews pursued further training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with Michigan State University and the National Cancer Institute. She became an ACVP boarded pathologist in 2015 and was awarded her Ph.D. in 2018. She is currently a veterinary pathologist at Charles River Associates, Frederick, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Sarah Sykes

- V.M.D. conferred 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
The effect of hepatic cytochrome P450 reductase deletion on DNA adduct formation
MentorMentor:
M. Poirier, Ph.D., Head Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics Carcinogen-DNA Interactions Section
Dr. Sykes completed a completed a small animal medicine/surgery internship at Cornell University before moving on to an anatomic pathology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2017 and is now working at DowDuPont as a veterinary pathologist. ▲ Back to Top

Ashley Talley

- V.M.D. conferred 2013
  • Kansas State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Mesangial cell-derived mfg-e8 regulates murine glomerular structure and function.
MentorMentor:
Mark Udey, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Dermatology Branch
Dr. Talley was a Howard Hughes Scholar in 2011, continued her training as an anatomic pathology residency at North Carolina State University, Raliegh in 2014 and earned board certification by the College of Veterinary Pathologists. She currently works for Charles River Laboratories as a Veterinary Pathologist II. ▲ Back to Top

Lisa Wolfe

- D.V.M. conferred 2012
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Atlantic Veterinary College
InstituteSummer Internship 2010:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Rocky Mountain Labs, Montana)
ResearchResearch:
Differential gene regulation of pathogens during their transmission cycle in vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors in Lymes Disease.
MentorMentor:
T. Schwan, Ph.D., Chief Zoonotic Pathogens
Dr. Wolfe has completed a MSci program at the University of Minnesota and is now an Associate Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. ▲ Back to Top

Kara Corps

- D.V.M. conferred 2009
  • Michigan State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2009:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Quantitative analysis on lung metastases using digital pathology technology.
MentorMentor:
R.M. Simpson, D.V.M. Ph.D., Molecular Pathology Unit
Dr. Corps continued her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, earning her Ph.D. in 2018. She is an ACVP board certified pathologist and is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. ▲ Back to Top

Amy Edwards

- D.V.M. conferred 2011
  • Oklahoma State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2009:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Characterization of Toxoplasma gondii with targeted deletions of the surface antigens SAG1 and SAG2.
MentorMentor:
M. Grigg, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Molecular Parasitology Unit
Dr. Edwards is an equine internal medicine resident at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. ▲ Back to Top

K. Brooke Washington

- D.V.M. conferred 2012.
  • Oklahoma State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2009:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Stimulation of cross-neutralizing HPV antibodies in BALB/c mice using various combinatorial vaccination approaches.
MentorMentor:
J. Schiller, Ph.D., Deputy Chief Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Neoplastic Disease Section
She is practicing companion animal medicine in the Dallas metro area. ▲ Back to Top

Meredith Adams

- D.V.M. conferred 2011
  • University of Illinois
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2009:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
MentorMentor:
E.R. Donohue, D.V.M. Hematology Branch
Dr. Adams is now working at a small animal emergency clinic in Rockville, MD. ▲ Back to Top

Elizabeth Clark

- D.V.M. conferrred 2011.
  • University of Illinois
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2008:
National Cancer Institute
MentorMentor:
H. Fine, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Neuro Oncology Branch
Dr. Clark continued her training as an anatomic pathology resident and postdoctoral researcher at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She has received her Ph.D. and pathology board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She is currently employed by Boehringer Mannheim. ▲ Back to Top

James Finlay

- D.V.M. conferred 2010.
  • Michigan State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2008:
National Cancer Institute
MentorMentor:
R. Mark SImpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Head Molecular Pathology Unit
After obtaining his D.V.M., Dr. Finlay earned at Ph.D. from the City of Hope National Medical Center, Graduate School of Biological Sciences were he is now a Clinical Veterinarian and Assistant Research Professor. ▲ Back to Top

Robert Reid Harvey

- D.V.M. conferred 2010.
  • University of Tennessee
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2008:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Identifying murine intrahepatic multifunctional CD4+ T lymphocytes to malaria antigen.
MentorMentor:
Carole Long, Ph.D Malaria Immunology Section
Following graduation he completed a small animal medicine and surgery clinical internship at VCA Veterianry Referral Assciates in Gaithersburg, MD; AVMA/AAA,a Congressional Fellowship for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York (2013) adn is now working for the Department of Defense as a contactor for the G8 Global Partnership Against weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (GP). ▲ Back to Top

Grayson Cole

- D.V.M. conferred 2010
  • University of Florida
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
MentorMentor:
Cecilia Lo, Ph.D. Laboratory of Developmental Biology
Following graduation she was a small animal surgery resident at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. ▲ Back to Top

Emmalena Gregory-Bryson

- D.V.M. conferred 2010.
  • Michigan State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Identification of Helicobacter pylori genes required for in vivo survival, colonization, and pathology using In Vivo Expression Technology (IVET).
MentorMentor:
W. Coleman, Ph.D. Pharmacology Section
She obtained an NIH T-32 grant to research canine osteosarcomas at MSU with Dr. Vilma Yuzbasiyam-Gurkan, and received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Michigan State University. ▲ Back to Top

Hugh McClelland

- D.V.M. conferred 2010.
  • University of Florida
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Institute Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Hepatitis links to hepatocellular carcinoma.
MentorMentor:
Jake Liang, M.D., Chief Liver Diseases Branch
Following graduation she was a small animal and surgery intern at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida. ▲ Back to Top

Tiffany Reed

- D.V.M. conferred 2008.
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Altered β-catenin accumulation in hepatocellular carcinomas of DENA-exposed Rhesus macaques.
MentorMentor:
R.M. Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D. , Diplomate, ACVP, Head Molecular Pathology Unit
Dr. (Reed) Lyle became an ACVP board certified pathologist in 2012 and completed her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP), receiving her Ph.D. in 2016. She is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Purdue University. ▲ Back to Top

Heather Sheppard-Tillman

- D.V.M. conferred 2008.
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Altered β-catenin accumulation in hepatocellular carcinomas of DENA-exposed Rhesus macaques.
MentorMentor:
R.M. Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate, ACVP, Head Molecular Pathology Unit
Dr. Tillman became an ACVP board certified pathologist in 2012 and completed her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP), receiving her Ph.D. in 2015. She is currently employed as an Investigative Pathologist at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ▲ Back to Top

Leah Zadrozny

- D.V.M. conferred 2008.
  • North Carolina State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2007:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Identification of proteins and gene expression associated with disease in a RAS-induced mouse model of cardiomyopathy.
MentorMentor:
R.M. Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate, ACVP, Head Molecular Pathology Unit
Dr. Zadrozny completed her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP), earning her Ph.D. in 2015. She is currently working at the Food and Drug Administration as a Veterinary Pathologist. ▲ Back to Top

Tia Bobo

- D.V.M. conferred 2007
  • Tuskegee University
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
DNA damage response and p53 dysregulation in inflammatory bowel disease.
MentorMentor:
C. Harris, M.D., Chief Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis
Following graduation she was a clinical intern at the University of Michigan 2010, and followed that with a residency program in small animal medicine and Masters degree at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey. ▲ Back to Top

Virginia Gillespie

- D.V.M. conferred 2006
  • University of Wisconsin
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
RAS-induced mouse model of cardiomyopathy
MentorMentor:
M. Simpson, DVM, Ph.D., Chief Comparative Molecular Pathology Unit
Dr. Gillespie is now at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, serving as an assistant professor and head of comparative pathology at the Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery. ▲ Back to Top

Ruth Fliflet

- V.M.D. conferred 2009.
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
TCR Induced FoxP3 Expression and Its role in T Cell activation.
MentorMentor:
M. Lenardo, M.D., Section Head Laboratory of Immunology
She is now a Ph.D. candiate at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. ▲ Back to Top

Beth Chafee

- D.V.M. conferred 2007
  • Texas A&M University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
ResearchResearch:
Analysis of skin defects associated with ENU Induced mutation in the p53 binding protein p53bp1
MentorMentor:
C. Lo, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory of Developmental Biology
Dr. Chafee achieved specialty board certification, Diplomate, ACVP in 2010 and received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. ▲ Back to Top

Sarah Cramer

- D.V.M conferred 2007
  • Cornell University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Prostatitis, a prostate cancer precursor
Dr. Cramer completed a pathology residency at Oklahoma State University in 2010, continued her training in the NIH Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (CBSTP) in partnership with the University of Maryland and the National Cancer Institute, receiving her Ph.D. in 2017. She is an ACVP boarded pathologist currently employed veterinary pathologist by StageBio in Mt. Jackson, VA. ▲ Back to Top

Victoria Derr

- D.V.M. conferred 2009
  • University of Florida
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2006:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Cyclosporin A nephrotoxicity
MentorMentor:
R. Mannon, M.D., Medical Director Transplantation Branch
Dr. Derr continued her training in anatomic pathology at University of California, Davis 2010 ▲ Back to Top

James Perry

- D.V.M./Ph.D. conferred 2007
  • Colorado State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2005:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Role of TNF-α mediated cell death of human monocytes during mycobacterium infection
MentorMentor:
T. Wynn, Ph.D. Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
Dr. Perry is currently working as an oncology specialist and surgery resident at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists. ▲ Back to Top

Cassandra Pugh

- D.V.M. conferred 2008
  • University of Georgia
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2005:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
ResearchResearch:
Clinical assessment of cardiac contractibility, perfusion, and muscle viability during acute myocardial infarction in canine MI model.
MentorMentor:
R. Balaban, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics
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Erin Quist

- D.V.M. conferred 2007
  • Colorado State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2005:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
ResearchResearch:
Mouse model of mutant p53 binding protein, important in DNA repair and mitotic check point control
MentorMentor:
C. Lo, Ph.D., Chief Laboratory of Developmental Biology
She completed a pathology residency at Texas A&M University 2010, She achieved specialty board certification, Diplomate, ACVP in 2013, and was awarded a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular pathology. ▲ Back to Top

Lyn Wancket

- D.V.M. conferred 2006
  • University of Illinois
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2005:
National Cancer Institute
ResearchResearch:
Study of extracellular matrix changes necessary for new vessel development.
MentorMentor:
W. Stetler-Stevenson, M.D., Chief Laboratory of Extracellular Matrix Pathology
Dr. Wancket was awarded a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and achieved board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She currently works for Charles River Laboratories as a Veterinary pathologist II. ▲ Back to Top

Anna-Michelle Young

- V.M.D. conferred 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
InstituteSummer Internship 2005:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
ResearchResearch:
Gene expression in ovarian development and fertilization.
MentorMentor:
J. Dean, M.D., Chief Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology,
After graduation she did a clinical internship 2010 ,and became a board certified veterinary opthalmologist in Leesburg, VA. ▲ Back to Top