The Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (VMPM) offers a graduate program in Veterinary Microbiology with these options:

  • MS in Veterinary Microbiology;
  • MS (non-thesis) in Veterinary Microbiology; and
  • PhD in Veterinary Microbiology.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Development of a replication-defective baculovirus platform, Scott Ryan Ackerman

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Avian influenza virus in migratory wild birds and poultry in the United States, Shahan Azeem

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CRISPR interference strategies for studies in essential gene function and live cell fluorescent imaging of DNA elements in Escherichia coli, Nicholas John Backes

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Pathogenesis and control of Senecavirus A in swine, Alexandra Christine Buckley

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Examination of viral infection and host response to define therapeutic potential of oncolytic mammalian orthoreovirus, Luke Daniel Bussiere

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Evaluation of diagnostic tools for naturally occurring lameness in swine, Anna Forseth

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Experimental and field studies on Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus, Juan Carlos Mora Diaz

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Development of nanotherapeutics for the treatment of recalcitrant and antibiotic resistant infections, Nathan Drew Peroutka-Bigus

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Inhibition of the CmeABC efflux pump by antisense peptide nucleic acids reduces the emergence of spontaneous fluoroquinolone resistant mutants in Campylobacter jejuni, Kritika Singh

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Repeatability of diagnostic real-time PCR and sequencing at various concentrations within different sample matrices, Nicholas Streauslin

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Discovery of a dopamine producing microbe in the gut: Implications for animal and human health as well as industrial applications., Daniel Nicholas Villageliu

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Statistical methods to improve the analysis of biological data: Benchmarking phenotypes, protein function prediction, and spatial modelling of gene expression, Naihui Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Developing novel ways of studying motility in Schistosoma mansoni and its potential contribution towards inhibiting Schistosomiasis., Sreemoyee Acharya

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Immune response to and pathogenesis of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, Mahesh Bhandari

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Discovery and sequencing of novel and identified mosquito-associated viruses and genetic determinants of flavivirus host specificity, Jermilia Charles

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Identification and modulation of novel nicotinic acetylcholine receptors from parasitic nematodes, Shivani Choudhary

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The STING of inflammatory adjuvants: Is the Toll too high?, Ross Darling

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Immunometabolic profiling of CD4+ T cells in cattle, Jordan Marie Eder

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Transfer learning towards combating antibiotic resistance, Md Nafiz Hamid

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Evaluating suspected CWD feral pig brain samples using RT-QuIC and protocol for the purification and quality control of recombinant monomeric proteins for RT-QuIC assay, Monica Hepker

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The growth response of Campylobacter jejuni to stress catecholamines, Meicen Liu

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Development of diagnostic biomarkers for proteinopathies: Relevance for early diagnosis in Prions and Parkinson’s disorders, Sireesha Manne

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A comparison of Brachyspira hampsonii isolates and the evaluation of proteinase k vaccine preparations in swine, Christine Muehlenthaler

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Investigation of pathogenicity, competitive fitness, and novel methods for rapid diagnosis of Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:- in swine, Samantha Ann Naberhaus

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Metabolomics in veterinary medicine: Untargeted metabolomic analysis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and targeted metabolomic analysis of Salmonella Enteritidis, Aislinn A. Ophoff

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Investigating the neuroprotective and anti-epileptogenic mechanisms of inducible nitric oxide synthase and Src family kinase/Fyn inhibitors in experimental models of temporal lobe epilepsy, Shaunik Sharma

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An investigation into the effect of clinical states of infection on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in ruminant food animal species, Joseph Samuel Smith

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Design and evaluation of single-dose polyanhydride nanovaccines against bacterial respiratory pathogens, Danielle Ann Wagner

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Pulmonary immunomaturation in the neonatal horse: Age-related changes in the pulmonary cytokine milieu and circulating antigen-antibody complexes and their influence on macrophage phenotype and function, Sarah Anne Wiechert-Brown

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Phenotypic and molecular analysis of desensitization to levamisole in male and female adult Brugia malayi, Mengisteab T. Wolday

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Development of a novel anti-infectivity platform for the treatment of neglected tropical and infectious diseases, Andrea Marie Binnebose

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Toxicological effects of metal oxide nanoparticles in combination with microbial components and inflammatory mediators on intestinal epithelial cells, Jorrell N. Fredericks

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Investigation of aversion associated with gas inhalants in pigs using cognitive paradigms, Luna KC

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Ex-vivo modeling of misfolded protein neurotoxicity in brain slices: Implications for mechanistic and translational discovery in chronic neurodegenerative diseases, Naveen Kondru

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Investigations into the molecular mechanisms of c-Abl in pesticide-induced dopaminergic neurodegeneration and microglial activation: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease, Vivek Jitendrabhai Lawana

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Prokineticin 2 signaling: Genetic regulation and preclinical assessment in rodent models of Parkinsonism, Jie Luo

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Interplay between mitochondrial dysfunction and epigenetic alterations in environmental linked Parkinson's Disease, Adhithiya Charli Manohar Charle

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Comparison and evaluation of two rapid diagnostic assays for the identification of Mycoplasma species, Aric James McDaniel

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Comparative genomics and phylogenetic assignment of Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli, Daniel Ward Nielsen

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Unravelling the signaling cascade mediating microglial pro-inflammatory responses in Parkinsonian Syndrome, Souvarish Sarkar

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Development of a phage display library for discovery of antigenic Brucella peptides, Jeffrey Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Clinical management of infectious arthritis in growing swine: Tools for diagnosis and treatment implementation in the field setting, Paisley Canning

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Evaluation of pre- and post-vaccination Influenza A Virus antibody responses in breeding age replacement gilts from twelve production systems in the United States, James Scott Carlson

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Evaluation of methods for generating Senecavirus A virus-like particles utilizing the baculovirus expression vector system, Jennifer Lynn English

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The anti-Salmonella and immunostimulatory properties of yeast-based postbiotics in poultry and cattle, Kristina Marie Feye

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Impact of disease in dairy cows on ceftiofur pharmacokinetics, withdrawal times and emergence of antimicrobial resistance, Patrick John Gorden

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Genetic and phenotypic characterization of livestock associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type (ST) 5 in comparison with clinical ST5 isolates from humans, Samantha Jean Hau

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Pathogenicity and diagnostics of non-group A porcine rotaviruses, Hai Thanh Hoang

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Evaluation of MALDI Biotyper for identification of Taylorella equigenitalis and Taylorella asinigenitalis, Kristina Lantz

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An investigation of passive antibody and its effects on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection, Korakrit Poonsuk

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Surveillance in contemporary livestock production systems, Marisa Rotolo

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Design and characterization of novel immunogens for AIDS vaccine development and evaluation of a sample inference method for NGS Illumina amplicon data, Heliang Shi

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Campylobacter in cattle: molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance, Yizhi Tang

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Defining and modulating the butyrate-producing microbial community in the swine gut, Julian Michael Trachsel

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Utility of meloxicam therapy in cattle prior to long distance transportation, Nicholas Kelly Van Engen

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Methods for improving diagnostic techniques used for the identification and isolation of Brachyspira species from swine, Hallie Warneke

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Age-related impact of proteobacteria colonization on mucosal homeostasis and the microbial community in gastrointestinal health and disease, Meghan Joyce Wymore Brand

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the United States: Cell culture isolation, genetic phylogeny, pathogenesis, and immunity, Qi Chen

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Investigation of the gallbladder host environment and small RNAs in the pathobiology of Campylobacter jejuni sheep abortion clone IA 3902, Amanda Jo Kreuder

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Comparison of whole genome sequencing to restriction endonuclease analysis and gel diffusion precipitin test of Pasteurella multocida, Karen Jeanne Lecount

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Neutrophil extracellular traps in canine immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, Unity Beatrice Locke

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Mycoplasma hyorhinis disease model, proteomics, and vaccine efficacy, Brian Thomas Martinson

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Effect of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infectious doses on infection outcomes in naïve conventional neonatal and weaned pigs, Joseph Tighe Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Development of an improved production method, determination of protein composition, and potency characterization of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis purified protein derivative, Randal T. Capsel

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Molecular characterization of human, bovine, and dolphin parainfluenza viruses: viral genome sequencing and epithelial cell signaling responses following in vitro infection, Kirsten Charlotte Eberle

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Successes and challenges in the developmemt of baculovirus-based vaccines for swine influenza and porcine circovirus type 2b, Luis Alejandro Hernandez

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The complexity of infectious laryngotracheitis virus: a focus on vaccination and challenge viruses, Danielle Mae Koski

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Bovine digital dermatitis: natural lesion development and experimental induction, Adam C. Krull

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Cross-protection in Fostera™ PRRS vaccinated nursery swine against contemporary, heterologous porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) field isolates from different lineages, Drew Robert Magstadt

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Mechanisms and roles of the LuxS system, methyl recycling, and DNA methylation on the physiology of Campylobacter jejuni, Kathy T. Mou

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Genomic epidemiology and characterization of neonatal meningitis Escherichia coli and their virulence plasmids, Bryon Alex Nicholson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Genotypic and Phenotypic comparison of Bacteroides ovatus, B. thetaiotaomicron, and B. xylanisolvens isolates obtained from cow, goat, human, and pig feces, Todd Atherly

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Development of an in vitro model and fluorescent protein expression system for the study of highly abortigenic Campylobacter jejuni, Moria Ann Borys

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Infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Streptococcus suis changes the pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur hydrochloride in swine, Deanne Nicole Day

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Molecular effects of Mammalian Orthoreovirus (MRV) infection on hypoxic prostate tumor cells, Pooja Gupta

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Identification and characterization of a novel structural protein of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, the replicase nonstructural protein 2, Matthew Allan Kappes

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Antigenicity of envelope protein complexes of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and insights into T cell responses of infected animals, Fernando Lopes Leivas Leite

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Host-virus interactions in the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, Duan Sriyotee Loy

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From sequencing to analysis: Building a comparative genomics tool for the biologist end-user, Paul Mangiamele

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Differential measures of cellular IFN-γ responses in swine following influenza vaccination, Zahra F. Olson

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Characterization of the transovarial transmission potential, tissue tropisms and genetic determinants of host specificity of single-host flaviviruses, Rungrat Saiyasombat

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Immunogenic and protective properties of recombinant proteins from a highly pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni clone associated with sheep abortion, Fei Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Development of immunotherapeutic approaches to achieve xenophagy in macrophages infected with Rhodococcus equi, Mahesh Bhandari

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Advances in understanding influenza A virus infection in swine: From diagnostics to basic science, Jason Christopher Buehler

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Mammalian orthoreovirus localization to stress granules and escape from translation shutoff, Kate Carroll

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Optimization of antemortem diagnostic evaluations to guide the judicious use of antimicrobial therapy in diseases caused by swine mycoplasmas, Kimberly Kay Crawford

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Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus: Diagnostic update and search for novel modified live vaccines, Joshua Scott Ellingson

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Considerations for improved surveillance of Influenzavirus A in swine populations, Christa Kalberer Goodell

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Regulatory and mutational mechanisms for differential expression of the CmeABC multidrug efflux pump in Campylobacter jejuni, Tara Leigh Grinnage-Pulley

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Polyanhydride particle platform for design of novel influenza vaccines, Lucas Mark Huntimer

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Surveillance in contemporary swine herds - the case of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Apisit Kittawornrat

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Influenza A virus antibody in porcine oral fluid and its diagnostic applications, Yaowalak Panyasing

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Development of a protein antigen based pneumococcal vaccine utilizing a polyanhydride nanoparticle delivery platform, Amy D. Schoofs

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Utilities of reverse genetics system as a platform for the development of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus vaccine, Dong Sun

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Studies on influenza virus replicon particle vaccines in pigs, Qi Chen

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Ecology of calf diarrhea in cow-calf operations, Yong-il Cho

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Safety evaluation of lasalocid use in farm-reared pheasants, Rungano Stan Dzikamunhenga

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Characterization of vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease (VAERD) in swine administered an inactivated δ-cluster influenza vaccine and challenged with pandemic A/H1N1 virus, Phillip Charles Gauger

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Diagnostic and field investigations in Mycoplasma hyosynoviae and Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Joao Carlos Gomes Neto

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Molecular analysis of avian paramyxovirus serotype-1, Nichole Lynn Hines