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Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

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    Abdelhamid awarded 'Nutrients" Travel Award in Nutritional Immunology , article

    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology Ph.D. student Leila Abdelhamid received the Nutrients Travel Award in Nutritional Immunology for 2021. Abdelhamid's research in the Luo Lab explores the complex cellular and molecular pathways of how vitamin A modulates the inflammation-associated with systemic autoimmunity.

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    Carvallo publishes in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , article

    Ann Carpenter, Ria R. Ghai, Joy Gary, Jana M. Ritter, Francisco R. Carvallo, Diego G. Diel, Mathias Martins, Julia Murphy, Betsy Schroeder, Kevin Brightbill, Deepanker Tewari, Lore Boger, Julie Gabel, Robert Cobb, Janemarie Hennebelle, James B. Stanton, Kathryn McCullough, Yung-Yi C. Mosley, Hemant K. Naikare, Rachel Radcliffe, Boyd Parr, Gary Balsamo, Brent Robbins, David Smith, Sally Slavinski, Carl Williams, Doug Meckes, Dee Jones, Tony Frazier, Kelley Steury, Jane Rooney, Mia Torchetti, Natalie Wendling, Dustin Currie, Casey Barton Behravesh, and Ryan M. Wallace have published "Determining the role of natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in the death of domestic pets: 10 cases (2020–2021)" in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Principal investigator Caswell awarded NIH R21 grant , article

    A new, two-year NIH R21 grant has been awarded to principal investigator Clay Caswell to investigate the role and impact of small regulatory RNAs on the virulence of Brucella spp.

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    Center for One Health Research receives nearly $2 million from NIH to find new ways to combat gonorrhea , article

    Seleem, also the Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Endowed Chair in Bacteriology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dan Flaherty, associate professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Purdue University, are the principal faculty for a $3 million grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health for ongoing studies on how to repurpose existing drugs to fight Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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    Principal investigator Davis awarded USDA-NIFA grant , article

    A new, yearlong grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has been awarded to Jennifer Davis for her work in the Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion Program, the primary source for scientifically-based recommendations regarding safe withdrawal intervals of drugs and chemicals in food-producing animals.

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    Principal investigator Green awarded USDA-APHIS grant , article

    A new, yearlong grant from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has been awarded to principal investigator Julie Green for veterinary informatics research to integrate SNOMED CT connecting human and veterinary health data.

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    Principal investigator Green awarded USDA-APHIS grant continuation , article

    A yearlong grant continuation from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has been awarded to principal investigator Julie Green for veterinary informatics research to standardize terminology that allows USDA Veterinary Services to interpret and analyze data across various veterinary service programs.

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    Eli Vlaisavljevich, associate professor , Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics,College of Engineering and Irving Coy Allen, associate professor of inflammatory diseases at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine look over a histotripsy piece of equipment.
    Virginia Tech team receives $2 million grant to use bubbles to destroy deadly tumors , article

    Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of the major cancers, and only 10 percent of patients live longer than five years after diagnosis. Treatment options can be limited, but an interdisciplinary team led by Irving Coy Allen, associate professor of inflammatory diseases at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, might change that. The team recently received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of histotripsy as a therapeutic option for pancreatic cancer.

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    Hrubec's research featured in Chemical & Engineering News , article

    Research assistant professor Terry Hrubec's findings on quaternary ammonium disinfectants is the focus of the cover story for the Aug. 3, 2020, edition of Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly publication of the American Chemical Society.

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    Hrubec discusses birth defects and disinfectants on Finding Genius Podcast , article

    As a guest on the Finding Genius Podcast, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology research assistant professor Terry Hrubec discusses her discovery that a common chemical in disinfectants can cause birth defects in mice.

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    Principal investigator Kehn-Hall awarded NIH R01 grant , article

    A new, four-year NIH R01 grant has been awarded to principal investigators Kylene Kehn-Hall, Mikell Paige (George Mason University), and Dmitri Klimov (George Mason University) to develop potential molecular treatments for the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

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    Lahmers guest-edits issue of Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , article

    Kevin Lahmers, clinical associate professor of anatomic pathology, guest-edited an issue of Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.

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    Meng contributes to 2020 World Knowledge Forum , article

    “Prevent Future Pandemics by Addressing Root Cause” by X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, has been featured as part of a pre-event for the 2020 World Knowledge Forum, for which he is an invited speaker.

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    Principal investigators Meng and Ahmed awarded NIH T32 grant , article

    A new, five-year NIH T32 grant awarded to principal investigators X.J. Meng and Ansar Ahmed will enable VA-MD Vet Med researchers and faculty mentors university-wide to train veterinarians to become world-class biomedical researchers who pursue a research-related careers

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    Seleem publishes in Journal of Visualized Experiments , article

    Meng Zhang, Mohamed N. Seleem, and Ji-Xin Cheng have published "Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing by Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging of Deuterium Incorporation in a Single Bacterium" in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

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    Co-investigator Theus awarded Commonwealth Health Research Board grant , article

    A new, three-year Commonwealth Health Research Board grant has been awarded to principal investigator Alicia Pickrell and co-investigator Michelle Theus to dissect the role of interferon in traumatic brain injury and to investigate the potential to mitigate this interferon pathway as a potential therapy for traumatic brain injury.

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    Principal investigator Theus awarded NIH R01 grant , article

    A new, four-year NIH R01 grant has been awarded to principal investigator Michelle Theus and co-investigator Chang Lu to investigate the potential for restorative innate immune immunological intervention to improve traumatic brain injury.

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    Co-investigator Theus awarded NIH R01 grant , article

    A new, four-year NIH R01 grant has been awarded to principal investigator Jennifer Munson and co-investigators Michelle Theus, Michelle Olsen, and Ian Kimbrough to investigate the clearance of amyloid protein in Alzheimer's disease.

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    Principal investigator Weger-Lucarelli awarded NSF-EAGER grant , article

    A two-year NSF-EAGER grant has been awarded to principal investigator James Weger-Lucarelli and co-investigators Tanya Le Roith, Sheryl Coutermarsh-Ott, and Lin Kang (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine) to examine mouse hepatitis virus as a model for SARS-CoV-2, to identify the biomarkers, and to investigate the severity and transmission of the virus by integrating genotype, phenotype, and environment.

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    Principal investigator Xie awarded NIH R01 grant , article

    A new, five-year NIH R01 grant has been awarded to principal investigator David Xie to investigate the relationship among maternal folate intake, alterations in RNA methylation, and risk of autism spectrum disorders.

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    Yuan awarded CureVac contract research project , article

    Principal investigator Lijuan Yuan, professor of virology and immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, has secured a new $339,250 contract research project from CureVac, which will allow the development of a next-generation mRNA-based vaccine to combat rotavirus infections.

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    Co-investigator Yuan awarded NIH R56 grant , article

    A new, yearlong NIH R56 grant has been awarded to co-investigator Lijuan Yuan to work in collaboration with Dr. Ming Tan of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to develop a uniquely designed nanoparticles into a multivalent rotavirus vaccine with improved efficacy and safety to facilitate the fight against rotavirus diseases.