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Department of Veterinary Sciences|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department Graduate Students - Current Students

Melia DeVivo
Melia DeVivo, Ph.D. - Veterinary Sciences
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Project: Epidemiology of chronic wasting disease in mule deer in the endemic area of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Todd Cornish
Project Summary: The effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations are poorly understood.
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Amanda Dougherty
Amanda Dougherty, Ph.D. - Veterinary Sciences with a Minor in Environment and Natural Resources
Dakota, IL
Project: Immune responses and cytokine mRNA expression in brucellosis infected elk with comparison to a murine model and evaluation of recombinant S19 deletion mutants
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David Edmunds
David R. Edmunds, Ph.D.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada followed by Roanoke, VA
Project: Effects of Chronic Wasting Disease on Population Demography and Landscape Use in White-tailed Deer in Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Todd Cornish
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Mandy Kauffman Mandy Kauffman, M.S. - Statistics
Traverse City, MI
Project: Cost-benefit analysis of a reduction in elk brucellosis seroprevalance in the southern greater Yellowstone area
Advisor: Dr. Brant Schumaker
Alex Kesterson
Alexandria Kesterson, M.S. - Veterinary Sciences
Nashville, Indiana
Project: Evaluation of the Role of Cell-Mediated Immunity in Efficacy of Experimental Alternate Schedule of Live Attenuated RB51 Vaccine against Brucellosis in Cattle
Advisor: Jeff Adamovicz
Project Summary: Her project is to determine if the current cattle vaccine for Brucella
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Shaihla Khan
Shaihla Khan, M.S. - Neuroscience
Mumbai, India
Project: Effect of drug inducded auophagy on prion infection
Advisor: Hermann Schatzl
Project Summary: The rationale here is that autophagy has the capacity to
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Jack Leonhardt Jack A. Leonhardt, M.S.
Cowley, Wyoming
Project: Further characterization of novel gene products associated with virulence of Brucella abortus
Advisor: Dr. Gerry Andrews
Zhen Lu
Zhen Lu, Ph.D. - Neuroscience
Jinchang, China
Project: The effects of selenium supplementation in mouse models of Huntington's disease
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Fox
Project Summary: Selenium is a trace element nutrient that has critical roles in brain function. Disruption of brain selenium homeostasis is sufficient to cause neurodegeneration. My project is mainly about studying the role of selenium in the mouse model of Huntington’s disease.
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Bayar N. Saeed Bayar N. Saeed, M.S. - Veterinary Sciences
Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Project: Veterinary Pathology - Anatomic pathology of domestic animals
Advisor: Will Laegreid
Kelsie Speiser
Kelsie Speiser, M.S. - Veterinary Sciences
Casper, WY
Project: Risk analysis of bluetongue virus infection in wild and domestic ungulates in Wyoming using GIS
Advisor: Dr. Myrna Miller
Project Summary: Bluetongue (BT) is an infectious, vector-borne, noncontagious disease
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Amy Williams
Amy Williams, M.S. - Veterinary Sciences
Bad Axe, MI
Project: Distribution and Feeding Patterns for Tabinid Flies, the Vector of the Arterial Worms of Sheep and Cervids, Elaeophora schneideri
Advisor: Dr. Brant Schumaker
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