Where are our alumni?

Recent CMB and VMED Alumni Theses and Job Placement

2017

2017

Katie Anderson, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Jaime Modiano
Thesis: Melanoma displays an evolutionarily conserved resistance to modulation of phagocytic signals
Subsequent Position: Dual DVM/PhD student completing DVM curriculum

Vachira Hunprasit, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Dr. Jody Lulich & Dr. Carl Osborne
Thesis: Epidemiologic Evaluation of Risk factors for Calcium Oxalate Urolith Formation and Recurrence in Dogs
Subsequent Position: Faculty, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Eugene Nwaokorie, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Jody Lulich & Dr. Carl Osborne
Thesis: Epidemiological evaluation of uroliths in selected animals
Subsequent Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota CVM

Michael Rahe, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: The porcine memory B cell in conferring long term adaptive immunity to viral pathogens
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Pathology Resident, Iowa State University

2016

2016

Nandita Mirajkar, PhD (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Connie Gebhart
Thesis: Characterization of emerging Brachyspira pathogens in swine: Applications to disease control
Subsequent Position: Laboratory Research Scientist, University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health

Sun, Jisun, PhD (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Peter Davies
Thesis: Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus at the Human-Swine interface
Subsequent Position: Bacteriology Laboratory Specialist, Minnesota Department of Health

Luiza Ribeiro Roos, MS (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Maria Pieters
Thesis: Mycoplasma hyorhinis and Mycoplasma hyosynoviae colonization patterns at various swine production stages

Yonghyan Kim, MS (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Maxim Cheeran & Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis: Indirect transmission and stability of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus on fomites

Elizabeth Goudie DeAngelis, MS (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Alice Larson
Thesis: Hyperalgesia by Brown Adipose Tissue Activity in Mice
Subsequent Position: BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York

Xiong Wang, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Immunological selection as a driver of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) evolution
Subsequent Position: APHL/CDC Bioinformatics Fellow, Minnesota Department of Health

Jyotika Varshney, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Subree Subramanian & Dr. David Largaespada
Thesis: Role of MicroRNA-17-92 cluster in the Osteosarcoma Development and Progression
Subsequent Position: Genentech, San Francisco, CA

Sian Durward-Akhurst, MS (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Molly McCue
Thesis: Immune-Mediated Myositis in Horses: From phenotype to genotype
Subsequent Position: PhD program, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota

Catalina Picasso, MS (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Andres Perez & Dr. Julio Alvarez
Thesis: Epidemiological investigation of bovine tuberculosis outbreaks in Uruguay (2011-2013)
Subsequent Position: PhD Program, Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Carmen Alonso, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Peter Davies & Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis: Concentration, size distribution, and control of swine viruses associated with airborne particles

Nichol Schultz, PhD (CMB)
Advisers: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. James Mickelson
Thesis: Characterization of equine metabolic syndrome and mapping of candidate genetic loci
Subsequent Position: Analytical Consultant

Nitipong Homwong, PhD (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. John Deen
Thesis: Bayesian Modeling of Within-Herd Transmission Dynamics of Swine Influenza Virus.
Subsequent Position: Faculty, Kasetsart University, Thailand

2015

2015

Jonathan Clayton, PhD (CMB)
Advisers: Dr. Tim Johnson & Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbial Communities, and Health in Nonhuman Primates.
Subsequent Position: Dual Degree Student: Currently completing DVM degree

Jaclyn Dykstra, PhD (CMB)
Advisers: Dr. Lucy Vulchanova & Dr. Al Beitz
Thesis: Pain-relevant behavior associated with VGF expression in primary afferent neurons.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine & Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine 

Sally Robinson, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Mechanisms of Immune Protection Against Porcine Reporductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV).

Kevin Lang, PhD (CMB)
Advisers: Dr. Tim Johnson & Dr. Randy Singer
Thesis: Transcriptional regulation of incompatibility type A/C plasmids.
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington

Jessica Rotschafer, PhD (CMB)
Advisers: Dr. Maxim Cheeran & Dr. Tom Molitor
Thesis: Immune Modulation of Adult Neurogenesis during Experimental Herpes Simplex Encephalitis.
Subsequent Position: DVM student, University of Minnesota

Melissa Monson, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Kent Reed
Thesis: Hepatotoxic and Immunomodulatory Transcriptome Responses to Aflatoxin B1 in the Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Iowa State University 

Tiffany Wolf, PhD (CMB)
Adviser: Dr. Randy Singer & Dr. Dominic Travis
Thesis: Respiratory Disease in Chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania: Advancing Noninvasive Methods in Epidemiology.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Fuyuan Wang, PhD (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Sabita Roy
Thesis: Temporal Modulation of Gut Microbiome and Metabolome by Morphine.
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Carlos Andres Diaz Jimenez, PhD (VMED) 
Adviser: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis:  Epidemiology and molecular diversity of influenza A viruses in pigs.
Subsequent Position: Swine Health Services, Pig Improvement Company

Steven Tousignant, PhD (VMED) 
Adviser: Dr. Robert Morrison
Thesis:   Epidemiology of PRRS virus in the United States: Monitoring, Detection in Aerosols, and Risk Factors.
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian and Manager of Research, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN 

Nubia Macedo, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell & Dr. Albert Rovira
Thesis:  The Effect of Antibiotic Treatment on Haemophilus Parasuis Colonization, Disease and Immunity.
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dane Tatarniuk, MS (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Troy Trumble
Thesis: Autologous conditioned serum and subsequent synovial fluid concentrations of cytokines, matrix metalloproteinases, and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases after injection into equine osteoarthritic distal interphalangeal joints.
Subsequent Position: Clinical Instructor, Large Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Mythili Dileepan, PhD (VMED)
Adivser: Dr. Mathur Kannan
Thesis: MicroRNA regulation on the expression of CD38 and other asthma related genes in human airway smooth muscle cells
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Tamer Sharaf Eldin, PhD (VMED)
Advisers: Dr. Robert Porter & Dr. Sagar Goyal
Thesis: Turkey arthritis reovirus: pathogenesis and immune response
Subsequent Position: Resident in anatomical pathology, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Raffaella Teixeira, PhD (VMED)
Adviser: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. James Mickelson
Thesis: Molecular bases of equine polysaccharide storage myopathies
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Max Planck, Indaiatuba, Brazil

2014

2014

Greg Sindberg, PhD
Advisers: Dr. Sabita Roy & Dr. Tom Molitor
Thesis: Disruption of Gut Homeostasis by Opioids in the Early Stages of HIV Infection.
Subsequent Position: Research Associate, Director of STEM inside/outside educational program, Mayo Clinic

Sarah Gresch, MS
Advisers: Dr. Rebecca Davies & Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Validation and use of a multiplex assay for the measurement of cytokine concentrations in non-human primate serum.
Subsequent Position: Section Head of Immunology and Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Chao Ma, MS
Adviser: Dr. Dan Kaufman
Thesis: Derivation of Lymphocytes from Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
Subsequent Position: PhD program, University of South Florida

Yang Yan, MS
Advisers: Dr. Lucy Vulchanova & Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Prevalence of Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) in the U.S. national swine herd.

Eva Furrow, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Ned Patterson
Thesis: Metabolic and Genetic Determinants of Urolithiasis in a Natural Canine Model.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer Marlo-Triemstra, PhD
Advisers: Dr. Al Beitz & Dr. Lucy Vulchanova
Thesis: Sex differences and the role of estrogen, estrous cycle, and DRG neurons in a mouse model of cancer pain.
Subsequent Position: Medical Science Liaison, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Maple Grove, MN

Annette McCoy, PhD
Advisers: Dr. Molly McCue & Dr. Troy Trumble
Thesis: Genetic Factors Underlying Disease and Performance Traits in Standardbreds.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery, University of Illinois

Maria Jose Clavijo, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Albert Rovira & Dr. Bob Morrison
Thesis: Epidemiology of Mycoplasma hyorhinis in U.S swine production systems
Subsequent Position: Technical Services Specialist, Pig Improvement Company

Sarah Crain, MS
Advisors: Dr. Jane Armstrong & Dr. David Polzin
Thesis: Clinical Studies Methodologies – A Learning Curve
Subsequent Position: PhD student & Clinical Instructor, Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine

Marina Figueiredo, MS
Advisors: Dr. Michael Murtaugh & Dr. Jody Lulich
Thesis: Gene therapy: A new approach for preventing calcium oxalate stones
Subsequent Position: RePORT Tuberculosis Program Coordinator, Vanderbilt University

Michelle Goulart, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Liz Pluhar
Thesis: Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Dogs with Cancer: Phenotype, Function and Clinical Implications
Subsequent Position:

Sunil Kumar, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Sagar Goyal & Dr. Rob Porter
Thesis: Characterization, diagnosis and environmental survival of turkey arthritis reoviruses
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Douglas Marthaler, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Sagar Goyal
Thesis: Ecology of Porcine Rotaviruses.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Mary Catherine O'Conor Dowd, MS
Advisors: Dr. Anna Firshman
Thesis: Diseases of New World Camelids
Subsequent Position: PhD Student, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota 

Erin Royster, MS
Advisor: Dr. John Fetrow
Research: Online Continuing Education for Veterinarians in Milking Equipment Evaluation and Evaluation of the Minnesota Easy Culture System II Bi-plate and Tri-plate for identification of common mastitis pathogens in milk
Subsequent Position: Instructor in Dairy Production Medicine, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

2013

2013

Matthew Allerson, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis: Transmission and control of influenza virus in pig populations
Subsequent Position: Research Coordinator & Staff Veterinarian, Holden Farms, Inc. Northfield, MN

Alexandra Draper, MS
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Valberg
Thesis: Pelvic Limb Movement Disorders in Horses
Subsequent Position: PhD student, Royal Veterinary College, London

Kristina Kiefer, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Michael Conzemius & Dr. Liz Pluhar
Thesis: The Development and Use of Canine Adipose Derived Stromal and Progenitor Cells to Treat Osteoarthritis
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Joao Lima, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Scott Wells
Thesis: Understanding animal movements to inform bovine tuberculosis surveillance: a framework for a targeted approach
Subsequent Position: National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinary Research, Lisbon, Portugal

Leticia Linhares, MS
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
Thesis:A pilot study of the epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in multiple site swine production

Daniel Linhares, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis: Evaluation of Immune Management Strategies to Control and Eliminate Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv)
Subsequent Position: Head of Technical Services, Agroceres PIC, Brazil

Nicholas Phelps, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Sagar Goyal & Dr. Katey Pelican
Thesis: Improved diagnosis and management of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus in fish
Current Position: Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, University of Minnesota

Maximiliano Sepulveda, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Randall Singer & Dr. Katey Pelican
Thesis: Interactions between domestic, invasive and threatened carnivores and their implications in conservation and pathogen transmission
Subsequent Position: Consultant, Chile

Fabio Vannucci, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Connie Gebhart
Thesis: Proliferative Enteropathy: Pathogenesis and Host Adaptation
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Willie Greggs, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Louis Mansky
Thesis: Studies of feline leukemia virus drug susceptibility and antiviral mechanism of action.
Subsequent Position: Associate Veterinarian, Banfield

John Schwartz, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Antibody repertoire dynamics in the changing landscape of infection.
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Immunogenetics Group, Pirbright Institute, England

Aric Frantz, DVM, PhD
Advisers: Dr. Jaime Modiano & Dr. Timothy O'Brien
Thesis: Comparative and molecular approaches to improve identification, classification, and therapeutic approaches to cancer.
Subsequent Position: Study Director, Immunology and Immunotoxicology Services, Covance Laboratories, Madison, WI

2012

2012

Raha Allaei Been, PhD
Adviser: Dr. David Largaespada
Thesis: Insights into determinants of cancer susceptibility, initiation, and progression: studies on medulloblastoma and histiocytic sarcoma in mouse models.
Subsequent Position: Senior Research Engineer, Skin and Wound Care Division, 3M

Ting Lei, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Yinduo Ji
Thesis: Characterization of a novel essential protein Gcp in Staphylococcus aureus.
Current Position: Assistant Vice President, Animal Health Diagnostic Service, Chaia Tai Animal Husbandry Investment Co., Beijing

Mary Boyce, PhD
Advisers: Dr. Bruce Walcheck & Dr. Troy Trumble
Thesis: Biomarker Response to Acute Joint Injury in a Non-terminal Animal Model of Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis.
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian, Crossroads Equine Hospital, Anderson, CA 

Elise Lamont, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Thesis: Survival Strategies of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in a Variety of Microenvironments.
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Seth Baker, MS
Adviser: Dr. Scott Dee
Thesis: Evaluation of Potential Risk Factors of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Transmission.
Subsequent Position: Study Director, Integra Group

Miranda Bauer, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Kent Reed
Thesis: B-G Gene Structure, Genetic Variation and Expression in the Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Major Histocompatibility Complex.
Subsequent Position: Database Manager, Be the Match, Minneapolis, MN 

Chunmei Long, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Bruce Walcheck
Thesis: Role of Leukocyte ADAM17 in Regulating Neutrophil Recruitment during Sepsis.
Subsequent Position: Product Analyst, CHS, Inc., Saint Paul, MN

Ahmed Abd-Allah, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Thesis: N-terminus (Y145STOP) fragment of the prion protein plays a role in prion misfolding
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Alexandria University, Egypt

Daniel Almeida, MS
Advisor: Dr. Nick Robinson 
Thesis: Prevalence of Animal Abuse: A confidential survey and a retrospective analysis of postmortem exams
Subsequent Position: Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia, University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center

Carmen Alonso, MS
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
Thesis: Epidemiological and economic implications of air filtration systems to prevent PRRSV in large sow herds.
Subsequent Position: PhD student in Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Andreia Arruda, MS
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Godden
Thesis: Randomized Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial Evaluating Three Commercial Dry Cow Mastitis Preparations.
Subsequent Position: Pursuing a PhD in Population Medicine at University of Guelph, Canada.

Amanda Beaudoin, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Jeff Bender and Dr. Randall Singer
Thesis: Avian Influenza in Suphanburi Province, Thailand: Assessment of Transmission Dynamics and Interventions in the Local Poultry Sector.
Subsequent Position: Epidemic Intelligence Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cesar Corzo, PhD
Advisors: Dr. Robert Morrison and Dr. Marie Gramer
Thesis: Epidemiology of influenza A viruses of swine: surveilance, airborne detection and dissemination.
Subsequent Position: PIC, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Luis Espejo, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Scott Wells
Thesis: Epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis fecal shedding in Johne's disease infected dairy herds
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral position, University of Minnesota

Brian Hardy, MS
Advisor: Dr. Ned Patterson
Thesis: Injectable Levetiracetam Use in the Dog
Subsequent Position: Private practice, Santa Cruz, California

Deepti Joshi, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Thesis: Population Genetics Framework and Functional Genomics of Mycobacterium bovis.

Hyeun Bum Kim, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Richard Isaacson
Thesis: A Metagenomic Approach to Study the Effects of Using Tylosin an Antibiotic Growth Promoter on the Pig Distal Gut Microflora.
Subsequent Position: Postdoctoral position with Dr. Saul Tzipori, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University

Jane Manfredi, MS
Adivsor: Dr. Troy Trumble
Thesis: Effect of arthroscopic surgery and post-surgical triamcinolone acetonide administration on synovial fluid, serum, urine and kinetic biomarkers in an equine metacarpophalangeal osteochondral injury model.
Subsequent Position: PhD student in comparative medicine and integrative biology, Michigan State University.

Lindsey Mathews, MS
Advisor: Dr. Lynelle Graham
Thesis: "Comparisonof the Cardiovascular Effects of Acepromazine vs Trazadone as Pre-medications in Dogs"
Subsequent Position: Veterinarian, Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services, Coon Rapids, MN

Luis Mendonca, MS
Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Chebel
Thesis: Comparison of Holstein and Montbeliarde-sired Crossbred Dairy Cows during the Transition Period.
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University

Catherine Rivara, MS
Advisor: Dr. Jody Lulich
Thesis: The role of urine concentrations of purine metabolites as markers of disease.
Subsequent Position: Small Animal Internist at Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, California

2011

2011

Susan Detmer, PhD
Advisor: Drs. Sagar Goyal and Marie Gramer
Thesis: Control and Characterization of Influenza A Viruses in Swine
Subsequent Position: Assistant Professor, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sasksatechewan

Arpita Ghosh, MS
Advisor: Dr. K.V. Nagaraja
Thesis: Regulation of proinflammatory responses to Avian Influenza Virus by the MAP kinase phosphatases in chicken macrophages
Subsequent Position: PhD program, molecular virology, Louisiana State University

Josephine Gnanandarajah, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Role of oxalate metabolizing bacteria in calcium oxalate urolithiasis in dogs
Current Position: Research Specialist, University of Pennsylvania

Tiffany Granone, MS
Advisor: Drs. Lynelle Graham and Jane Quandt
Subsequent Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

Abirami Kugadas, MS
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Thesis: Membrane Serine Protease Protects Mycobaterium Avium Subsp. Paratubercuolosis Against Phagosomal Acid Stress
Subsequent position: PhD student at Washington State University

Kristy Metivier, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Vickie Wilkie
Thesis: Gene and Protein Expression in Canine Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma
Subsequent Position: Private practice, Trinidad and Tobago

Amanda Oliveira, MS
Advisor: Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
Thesis: Serological Responses of Infected and Vaccinated Pigs to Recombinant Influenza A Proteins
Current Position: PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota Medical School

Sumathy Puvanendiran, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis of PCV2 Infection
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Research Officer in the Veterinary Research Institute in Peradeniya, Kandy

Duane Robinson, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Michael Conzemius
Thesis: Development of a fracture osteomyelitis model in the rat femur
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of California Davis College of Veterinary Medicine

Anna Romagosa, MS
Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Thesis: Effect of Immunity on Influenza Transmission and Surveillance in Pig Populations
Subsequent position: Pfizer Spain

Santhakumari Anil Sukumaran Nair, PhD
Advisor: Dr. John Deen
Thesis: Epidemiology of Lameness in Breeding Female Pig
Subsequent position: Epidemiologist for the Florida Department of Health

Megan Swaab, MS
Advisor: Dr. Troy Trumble
Thesis: Compensatory force plate responses to single or multiple limb lameness induction in horses using a hoof clamp technique.
Subsequent Position: Veterinary Surgeon, Data Sciences International

Anil Thachil, PhD
Advisor: Dr. K.V. Nagaraja
Thesis: Cellulitis in Turkeys: Characterization of Causative Agents and Preventive Measures
Current Position: Director, Bacteriology Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University

Spencer Wayne, PhD
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
Thesis: Assessment of the Demographics and Network Structure of Swine Populations in Relation to Regional Disease Transmission and Control
Subsequent Position: Practicing swine veterinarian, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

Juan Li, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Thesis: Structural and Functional Characterization of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus N-Glycans.
Subsequent Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Mary Mauzy, PhD
Adviser: Dr. Mark Rutherford
Thesis: Transcriptional Profiling of the in vitro Infection of Cryptosporidium.
Subsequent Position: Biostatistics Consultant, Colorado Springs, CO