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Integrative Pathobiology Research Symposium

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:00 - 7:00pm
1030 Gladys Valley Hall

Keynote speaker is Assistant Professor and Veterinary Pathologist José G. Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP.


Presentation Title: " What do you mean you're not starting your own lab?! - How to defy conventional wisdom"

Dr. José Vilches-Moure is the Director of Animal Histology Services at Stanford University Medical Center and a Comparative Pathology Alum. His collaborative research interests include cardiac development and pathology, developmental pathology, and refinement of animal models in which to study early cancer detection techniques.



1:00 - 2:30pm: Student Research Presentations

  • Zachary Rabow (PI: Oliver Fiehn): "Exposure to DMSO at infancy chronically alters neurochemistry, social interactions, and brain morphology in Long-Evans Rats"
  • Charles Alex (PI: Patricia Pesavento): "Genetic diversity of Amdoparvoviruses infecting striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis)"
  • Erin Ball (PI: Lark Coffey): "Zika Virus in the Reproductive System of Rhesus Macaques"
  • Pablo Juarez (PI: Verónica Martinez-Cerdeño): "Differential Decrease of Parvalbumin Expressing Interneurons in the VPA Rat Model of Autism"
  • Isabel Casanova (PI: Sara Thomasy): "Corneal endothelial dystrophy in Boston Terriers: Clinical presentation, histology, and

    genetic study."

2:30 - 3:00pm: Coffee and Cookies

3:00 - 4:00pm: José G. Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP. " What do you mean you're not starting your own lab?! - How to defy conventional wisdom "

4:00 - 5:00pm: Student Poster Competition and Awards (Valley Commons)

  • Annica Stull-Lane (PI: Renée Tsolis)
  • Arturo Oliver-Guimera (PI: Kevin Keel)
  • Azarene Foutouhi (PI: Stuart Meyers)
  • Daniel Kong (PI: Xinbin Chen)
  • David Yang (PIs: Reen Wu and Ching-Hsien Chen)
  • DJ Darwin Bandoy (PI: Bart Weimer)
  • Dustin Leale (PI: Dominik Haudenschild)
  • Eric Ontiveros (PI: Joshua Stern)
  • Evelyn Bulkeley (PI: Stuart Meyers)
  • Katti Crakes (PI: Satya Dandekar)
  • Laura Cagle (PI: Nicholas Kenyon)
  • Lilia Moncada (PI: Natalia Vapniarsky-Arzi)
  • Malvina Tsamouri (PI: Paramita Ghosh)
  • Ning Chin (PI: Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor)
  • Pedro Alejandro Triana-Garcia (PI: Swee Teh)
  • Piyaporn Eiamcharoen (PI: Kevin Keel)
  • Priya Upadhyay (PI: Kent Pinkerton)
  • Rita Bong (PI: Swee Teh)
  • Samah Abdelrazek (PI: Richard Connon)
  • Veneese Brown (PI: Laura Van Winkle)
  • Victoria Mutua (PI: Laurel Gershwin)
  • 4:00 - 7:00pm: Reception (Valley Commons)

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