2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Participants 2012


Molly Benner Louisiana State University, Mentor: Cynthia Leifer               Project: Mutagenasis of specific TLR9 tyrosine motifs alters pro-inflammatory cytokine production
Luca Bertzbach

Freie Universität Berlin, Mentor: John Parker                       Project: The Role of Endosomal Acidification in the Cellular Entry of Feline Calicivirus

Deborah Burnett University of Sydney, Mentor: Tracy Stokol                          Project: Interactions of platelets of with Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) 
Iris Chan University of Cambridge, Mentor: Nathan Sutter                   Project: The effects of SINE elements on gene expression
Emily Cornwell Cornell University, Mentor: Paul Bowser                               Project: The role of Round Gobies in the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus
Rosemary Cullander University of Glasgow, Mentor: Kenneth Simpson                  Project: Evaluation of the Role of Neuraminidase in the Pathogenesis of Adherent and Invasive Escherichia Coli (AIEC)
Kristofer Dewberry Cornell University, Mentor: Yrjö Gröhn                                 Project: A system dynamics approach to modeling the movement of antimicrobial resistance gene-carrying bacteria from Feedlot to consumer
Josep Duato-Botam Universidad de Zaragoza, Mentor: Matt DeLisa                     Project: Characterization of Outer Membrane Vesicle production in different bacteria strains and gene knock-outs
Andrew Durden University of Georgia, Mentor: Joel Baines                             Project: The role of UL31 in Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) capsid assembly
Anna Matia Gartner TiHo Hannover, Mentor: David Russell                                   Project: The effect on growth of Toxoplasma gondii in macrophages and fibroblasts by down-regulating signaling pathways of the host cells with siRNA
Anja Gemmer TiHo Hannover, Mentor: Toshi Kawate                                   Project: Uncovering the spatial structure of frog NTPDase1 and frog NTPDase2
Anna Goodroe Texas A&M, Mentor: Claudia Fischbach                                   Project: Effects of Mechanical Loading on Osteoclast Maturation In Vitro
Lauren Griggs Cornell University, Mentor: Craig Altier                                 Project: Improved Detection of Canine Brucellosis
Lauren Hamstead Royal Veterinary College, Mentor: Scott Coonrod                  Project: Role of the maternal effect genes FILIA, MATER and PADI6 in early embryonic development
Robert Holly University of Georgia, Mentor: Marjory Brooks                     Project: Purification of the platelet protein TMEM16F
Hilary Hu University of Sydney, Mentor: Robert Weiss                          Project:Investigation of metastases in the Pten/Kras/Stra8-Cre mouse model of testicular germ cell tumors
Mee-la Lee University of Wisconsin, Mentor: Theodore Clark                   Project: Cloning stage specific Ichthyophthirius multifiliis proteases for expression in Tetrahymena thermophila
Elizabeth McCalley Texas A&M, Mentor: Alexander Travis                                    Project: Characterization of PGAM2 in the principle piece of mouse spermatozoa
Andrea Nies TiHo Hannover, Mentor: Maurine Linder                                Project: Characterization of mutations in DHHC9 palmitoyl transferase that cause X-linked mental retardation
Jane Park Cornell University, Mentor: Scott Coonrod                              Project: Investigating the Role of PADI2 in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Laura Schmertmann University of Sydney, Mentor: Avery August                          Project: Characterising the Role of Eosinophils in the Development of Allergic Asthma in C57BL/6 x BALB/c ΔdblGATA Mice
Peter Silke University of Cambridge, Mentor: Colin Parrish                     Project: Generating recombinant antibody fragments against canine parvovirus capsid antigens
Lucas Smolders Utrecht University, Mentor: Chris Schaffer                                Project: In vivo imaging of cerebral microglia response to cortical microhemorrhages
Hanna Telama University of Helsinki, Mentor: Natasza Kurpios                  Project: Characterizing asymmetric gene expression in the dorsal mesentery
Noortje van der Helm Utrecht University, Mentor: David Lin                                    Project: Combinatorial cadherin complexes in cell-cell adhesion
Adam Werts NC State University, Mentor: Richard Cerione/Marc Antonyak Project: Microvessicles: Potential mediators of intercellular communication between stem cells
Helena Wittgenstein Freie Universität Berlin, Mentor: Gregory Acland/Anna Kukekova Project: Mapping VVU3