International Student Summer Research Projects

2013

David Cray
Prevalence of Viruses in the Wild Population of Macaques in Taiwan
Evin Luehrs
Prediction Model of Livestock to Human Brucellosis Transmission in Mongolia
Elissa Mopper
Epidemiology of Cryptosporidium Parasites in Dairy Calves and HIV Patients in Two Locations in Thailand
Stella Spears
Effects of Depression on Gene Expression in Adult Female Sprague-Dawley Rats in England
Carla Stoffel
Experimental Infection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis (Map) to Evaluate Genetic Predisposition of Johne’s Disease Among Different Breeds of Sheep in Australia
Danielle Woolf
Seroprevalence of Leptospira sp. In Non-human Primates, Rats, and Squirrels at the Barranquilla Zoo, Colombia

2012

Lesley Ash
Assessment of Dietary Change and Parasite Load as they Relate to Morbidity and Mortality in a Discrete Scottish Population of Red-Billed Choughs
Erika Beck
Detection and Characterization of Microfilaria, Hemoprotozoa and Ascarid Eggs in Captive Formosan Black Bears Using Polymerase Chain Reaction, Hematology and Fecal Analysis in Taiwan
Yamini Chalam
Experimental Infection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis to Evaluate Susceptibility to Johne.s Disease Among Different Breeds of Sheep in Australia
Casey Connors
Setting up a Blood Bank in India
Melanie Glass
The Relationship of Ectoparasites and Diurnal Bat Behavior to Prevalence of Novel Flaviviruses in Bangladeshi flying foxes
Kristy Jacobus
Identification, Mean Intensity, and Clinical Significance of Parasites in Stranded Pinniped in Southern Brazil
Sarah Merriday
Effects of Vaccinating Goat Herds Against Mycobacterium avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis on Milk Production and Culling Rates in France
Emily Picciotto
Prevalence of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus in Captive Breeding Asian Elephants in Nepal
Sarah Stephan
Identifying Plasmodium Genotypes Infecting Birds and Mosquitoes in the Galapagos Islands
Elizabeth Topliff
Locally Available Classical Swine Fever Vaccines Provide Adequate and Sustainable Protection in Lao Villages under Approved Conditions
Emerson Tuttle
Decision Making for Effective Response to Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreaks in Ethiopia

2011

Erica Beck
Prevalence of Canine Distemper Virus in Small Carnivores in Taiwan
Yamini Chalam
Nutritional Analysis and Comparison of Diets Offered to Captive Elephants in Nepal
Melissa De Fabrizio
The Use of Antibiotics in Small Ruminants in Machala, Zambia
Ariel Fagen
A Feasibility Study: Determining the Effectiveness and Applicability of Secondary Positive Reinforcement Training Elephants in Nepal
Jonathan Grindley
Surveying Leptospira Interrogans Prevalence Among Domestic Canine and Peccary Populations in Madre de Dios, Peru
Max Gordon
Evaluating Cost-Effective Rabies Treatments in Uganda
Jessie Hamilton
Identification of Constraints Impacting Poultry Production in Muchila, Zambia
Katherine Holmes
Surveillance of Brucella spp. In the Goat Population of the Dominican Republic
Kristy Jacobus
Characterization of the Reproductive Cycle of the Platypus, New South Wales, Australia
Jay Katz
Comparing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus auerus (MRSA) Prevalence and Strain type in Peru Between Pecari and Domestic Pigs
Sarah Lim
Optimizing the Use of Pulse Oximetry and Assessing its Usefulness in Detecting Decreased Pulmonary Function in Elephants with Tuberculosis in Nepal
Denise Lin
Assessing Risk of Wild Animal Ownership in Thailand
Cecilia Murch
Rabies Presentation in Katmandu, Nepal: Evaluating the Efficacy of Canine Sterilization and Vaccination
Casey Penrod
Studies on the Effect of Teat dipping Post-Milking of Lactating Crossbreed Cows in Control of Subclinical Mastitis in India
Natasha Pogue
Seroprevalence of Caprine Brucella melintensis in West Bengal, India
Casey Tucker
Ducks as Biological Parasite Control: A Survey of Snails, Rats, Duck and Gibbons, and the Prevalence of Angiostrongylus Cantonesis at the Pingtung Rescue Center, Taiwan

2010

Alison Allukian
Cold Chain Monitoring in Support of Efficacious Newcastle Disease Vaccination Campaigns in Village Chickens in Tanzania
Mehnaz Aziz
Humane Society International Project (Rabies Control) (Bhutan)
Mariah Foose
Toxoplasma gondii and the Health of Seropositive Feral Cats (Felis catus) in rural France
Laura Harvey
Clinical Pathology of the Chinese Pangolin: A Conservation Approach (Taiwan)
Jay Katz
Establishing Indirect Blood Pressure Values for Asian Elephants in Nepal
Jonathan Kuo
Animals as Sentinels for Population and Public Health: A Survey of Avian Malaria Species in Taiwan Using Blood Smears and PCR
Lori Newman
Prevalence of West Nile, Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Viruses in Raptors in Beijing, China
Jen Riley
A Noninvasive Assessment of Adrenal Activity in Malayan Sun Bears in Relation to Common Stressors of Captivity (Cambodia)
Deborah Thomson
Identification of Priority Diseases in Village Chicken Flocks Vaccinated Against Newcastle Disease in Tanzania

2009

Mehnaz Aziz
Feasibility Study on Using Non-Surgical Sterilization as a Means of Street Dog Population Control in Kathmandu, Nepal
Colin Basler
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Dog Sterilization and Rabies Control Program at IAAS, Rampur, Nepal
Valerie Benka
Expanding Animal Birth Control in Kathmandu, Nepal
Ashley Case
Rabies Antibody Seroprevalence Among Mexican Bats (Mexico)
Rebecca Foelber
High Risk Practices in the Production and Marketing of Muscovy Ducks for Transmission of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Indonesia
Michelle Kneeland
Evaluating Village Chicken Newcastle Disease Vaccination Campaigns in Chifunda, Zambia
Jamie Lovejoy
Economic Evaluation of Rabies Treatment and Prevention in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sarah Raabis
Sustainable Food Security and Rural Family Livelihoods: A Descriptive Evaluation of Small-Scale Livestock Production in the Limpopo National Park Support Zone (Mozambique)
Lydia Scheidler
Risk Factors Associated with the Transmission of Tuberculosis in Captive Elephants in Nepal
Samantha Swisher
Potential Impact of Improved Poultry Yields on Bushmeat Hunting in Limpopo National Park, Mozambique
Hannah Tadros
Variety, Frequency of Use, and Medicinal Efficacy of Indigenous Medicinal Treatments Used by Donkey Owners in Giza, Egypt to Prevent and Treat Disease in Their Working Animals
Deborah Thomson
Assessment of the Impact of Animal Husbandry Education in Heifer International-Donated Water Buffalo (Nepal)
Amy Vlazny
Survey of Tzeltal Maya Farmers’ Knowledge of Swine Health and Husbandry Systems (Mexico)

2008

Sara Carter
Determining Geographic Risk Factors for Disease Transmission between Livestock and Elephants in Chitwan, Nepal
Carolyn Gross
Bioacoustics Conservation Solution for Asian Elephant—Human Conflict (Nepal)
Michelle Guarin
Genetic Diversity of the Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon) of the Phillippines
Susan Hayhurst
Assessing Loggerhead Sea Turtle Mortality in Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur (Mexico)
Sara Heslop
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasties in White-faced Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capuchinus) in Heavily Touristed National Parks in Costa Rica Compared to Isolated National Parks
Miranda Hillyard
Aflatoxicosis in Indonesian Domestic Ducks: Implications of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) Vaccination Campaigns
Kathleen Riley
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mange in the Street Dog Population of Kathmandu, Nepal
Angela Snell
A Participatory Approach to Understand Poulty Farmer Perceptions of Avian Influenza (H5N1)
Leslie Takesaka
Population Census and Public Perception of Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) in Katmandu Valley, Nepal
Christie Taylor
Investigating the Emergence of SARA and SARS-Like Coronaviruses (China)
Stephen Wilson
Infectious Risks of Bushmeat Hunting in Malaysia
Tierra Wilson
Development of a Saliva Collection Technique for Improved Health—Monitoring of Free—Living Mountain Gorillas (Rwanda)

2007

Sujata Desai
Using PCR Technology for the Rapid and Definitive Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis and M. avium in cattle and Buffalo Populations in Chitwan, Nepal
Victoria Fields
A Study of Desmodus Rotundus—Mediated Bovine rabies in Ometepec, Mexico
Miranda Hillyard
Investigating the Risk of Food—Borne Transmission of Nipa Virus in Bangladesh
Jennifer McRobbie
The Serological Surveillance of Rhinolophus Megaphyllus for Hendra Virus and Australian Bat Lyssavirus
Shanna Minior
Prevalence of Brucellosis in Zimbabwean Caprines
Corynne Mulcahy
Genomic Tools for Rhinoceros Conservation

2006

Janine Calabro
Integration of Chicken Manure as a Feed in Aquaculture
Katie Hancock
Assessing the Health of Wild Birds Chronically Exposed to Cattle Being Routinely Dipped with Amitraz
Lindsey Nielsen
Conservation Genetics of the Black and White Rhinoceros
Linda Ng
Comparative Study of Mastitis Prevalence and Antibiotic Residues in Milk Within Four Communities of Chitwan, Nepal
Misha Robyn
Impact of Community Education Programs on Livestock Management and the Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Chitwan District, Nepal

2005

Alana Kapust
Assessment of the Impact of Land Management and Health of on the Diversity of Freshwater Fish in Zimbabwe
Karin Hamilton
Prevelance of Tuberculosis in Captive Asian Elephants and their Trainers in Chitwan, Nepal
Mark Murray
A Study of Stray Dog Ecology in Bharatpur, Nepal
Alyssum Pohl
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Captive Monkeys in Patna, India
Rachel Brodlie
Assessing the West African Elephant Arly National Park Ecosystem Dynamics Project in Burkina Faso

2004

Jennifer Zambriski
Health survey and population assessment defining the role of feral cats and flying foxes in the transmission of Nipah virus, Tioman Island, Malaysia
Lee Bar-Sagi
A survey of the chimpanzee malaria parasite in the Tai National Park, Cote d'Ivoire
Karin Hamilton
Survey of GI Parasites in African Elephants and Livestock in the Multi-Use Ecosystem of Dimbangombe, Zimbabwe
James Desmond
Testing for Prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis and Brucella abortus in Zimbabwaen Cattle
Kristina Delaski
Endemic Parasites in Native Wildlife and Domestic Livestock in the Buffer Zone of Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

2003

Jennifer Zambriski
Elephant conservation in Nepal
Alison Turnbull
Prevalence of understanding of zoonotic and antibacterial contaminants in the dairy industry of Chitwan, Nepal
Rebecca Quinn and Sheila Bennett
The Prevalence and Significance of Canine Ehrlichia Infection in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Amanda McLaughlin
Risk Assessment for Zoonotic Diseases in Pteropid Bats in India
Sapna Malwal
The Prevalence of Nipah Virus in Malaysian Fruit Bats
Rhea Hanselmann and Rachel Brodlie
Development of a Pilot Integrated Conservation Program at the Nazinga Game Reserve, Burkina Faso
Karin Hamilton
Elephant conservation in Nepal
Sebastian Gordon
Wild Boar as Disease Reservoirs for Classical Swine Fever and F&MD in Chile