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LAB NEWS

February 2017

In recognition of the Van de Walle team's success in research related to the health of horses, Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle has been named the Harry M. Zweig Assistant Professor in Equine Health. This three-year term endowed position recognizes a junior faculty member who shows promise and productivity in the field of equine research. Congratulations!

September 2016

The PI, Gerlinde Van de Walle, was awarded the Zoetis Award for Excellence in Veterinary Research. Congratulations!

July 2016

Our article on a novel cornea explant model to evaluate antivirals against feline herpesvirus type 1 is featured in The Cornell Chronicle.

November 2015

Our Research Support Specialist, Rebecca Harman, was awarded the Daversa Family Scholarship. Congratulations Becky!

April 2015

Our most recent article is featured in the latest issue of The Cornell Chronicle.

April 2015

Our graduate student Melissa McDowell has been selected to receive a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Congratulations Melissa!

March 2015

Our graduate student Matt Pennington won the first prize for his presentation at the Infection & Pathobiology Symposium at Cornell on March 6. Congratulations Matt!

March 2015

The lab recently received a 2-year grant from the Feline Health Center to study the specific inflammatory and immune responses induced by corneal FHV-1 infection.

February 2015

Sarah McDowell, a high school student who worked in our lab last summer, presented her work at the regional high school science fair with a poster entitled: Oncogenic Transformation of Mammary Stem Cells: Creating an in vitro Model of Cancer Stem Cells. She won first place in the Medicine and Health category, which qualifies her to present at the state science fair this month. Congratulations Sarah!

March 2014

The Van de Walle lab recently got awarded a 1-year seed grant from the Cornell Stem Cell Program (CSCP) to study the secretome of equine mesenchymal stem cells . This funding is to support nascent stem cell-related research projects and to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaborations at Cornell.

February 2014

Leen Bussche was awarded a BAEF post-doctoral fellowship. The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. (BAEF) is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium. Congratulations Leen!

December 2013

The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. issued a $5,000 grant to support our research on canine mammary cancer. This non-profit organization is devoted to funding research projects that improve the health of the German Shepherd Dog. This support is in addition to our other benefactor, Pamela Green, who has been very generous to sponsor both our canine as well as feline cancer research for over the last 3 years. We are very grateful for their support!

September 2013

Leen Bussche was awarded the Bicknese Prize. The Bicknese Family Prize fund was established in 2005 by Dr. Joanne Bicknese ('76, DVM '78) as an annual award for research activities of a female scientist-in-training at the Baker Institute to provide support at a critical point in the candidate's academic or professional development and help launch her into a successful career. Congratulations Leen!