VETERINARY STUDENT RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
Principal Investigator: S W Barthold
Affiliation: University of California
Abstract: The overall objective of this Professional Student Short-Term Research Training grant is to engage the idealism and interest of predoctoral veterinary students to careers in Comparative Medical research and to assist them in seeking avenues of further training appropriate to their individual needs. The University of California Davis (UCD) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) provides a rich environment for research career training in Comparative Medicine. The primary CCM research mission is focused on animal models of human disease representing a diverse array of projects, disciplines and approaches that provides the primary environment for training. In addition, this training program is integrated with affiliate veterinary mentors at UCD, and with multiple training programs at the predoctoral, graduate and postdoctoral levels. The training experience includes intensive research opportunities in mentor laboratories, seminars, didactic elements that feature ethics, safety and the responsible conduct of research, and an end of the summer symposium when students present their research projects.
Funding Period: 2000-02-01 - 2010-01-31
more information: NIH RePORT
- N(pro) of classical swine fever virus is an antagonist of double-stranded RNA-mediated apoptosis and IFN-alpha/beta inductionNicolas Ruggli
Institute of Virology and Immunoprophylaxis IVI, Mittelhausern, Switzerland
Virology 340:265-76. 2005..This establishes a novel function for N(pro) in counteraction of the IFN-alpha/beta induction pathway...
- Evaluation of Cruzia americana, Turgida turgida, and Didelphostrongylus hayesi infection in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) and risk factors along the California coastAmy E Nichelason
School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Parasitol 94:1166-8. 2008..turgida eggs, whereas the dry season (May through November) was significantly associated with the presence of C. americana eggs in feces. Adult opossums were more likely to have eggs and larvae from all 3 nematodes in the feces...
- Characterization of beta-hemolytic streptococci isolated from southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) stranded along the California coastDenise Imai
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Vet Microbiol 136:378-81. 2009..dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (2 of 12; 16.7%). This is the first report of S. phocae in southern sea otters and further evidence of S. phocae expressing cell surface antigens compatible with Lancefield group G typing...