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Symposium a showcase for graduate student research

Posted: November 13, 2012

The OVC showcases and celebrates the accomplishments of future leaders in research and veterinary medicine at the ninth annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.

The day-long event takes place Wednesday in the OVC Lifetime Learning Centre and features poster displays and oral presentations on a variety of topics. Researchers will explore subjects ranging from the effects of chemotherapy on the DNA and RNA of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of dogs being treated for lymphoma, to spinal cord regeneration in the leopard gecko, to stimulating innate immunity in feedlot cattle, and more.

Poster sessions get under way at 10 a.m. in the OVC cafeteria, while oral presentations begin after lunch in rooms 1713 and 1715.

For a schedule of presentations and abstracts, download the proceedings booklet.

The day culminates with the Schofield Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception and awards for the top posters and talks.

Dr. Joe Mayhew’s talk, titled “Where? What? Why? The fun of veterinary neurology,” takes place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 1714 OVC Lifetime Learning Centre.

A professor at Massey University in New Zealand, Mayhew was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Equine Research Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his contributions to comparative neuropathology and understanding of equine neurological diseases.

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