Florida Veterinary Scholars Program
Summer 2022

The Florida Veterinary Scholars Program provides an opportunity for veterinary students to engage in hypothesis-driven research over a 10-12 week period. For UF students, this happens between the 1st and 2nd years.  The mission is to expose veterinary students to career opportunities in biomedical research.  This may include Industry (drug development, testing, marketing), Government (CDC, NIH, USDA) and Academia.

Alice Leecanine hookworm, anthelmintic resistance, genetic mutationPENDING
Daniela Luethylarge animal internal medicine, large animal critical care, large animal neonatologyPENDING
Rowan Milnercell culture, isolating tumor antigens for cancer vaccines using NanoString technologyPENDING
Sergei Tevosianneuroendicrine cancer, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma cancerPENDING
Adesola Odunayoweight estimation in ERPENDING
MarĂ­lia Takadacancer research, histolytic sarcomaPENDING
Domenico SantorodermatologyPENDING
Autumn Harris & Darcy Adin serum osmolarity, congestive heart failure in canines, hypochloremia, relative free water retention/nonosmotic antidiuretic hormone releasePENDING
Meredith Montgomeryshelter medicine, spay/neuter surgery, methods to reduce post-operative scrotal hematomas in sheltered dogsPENDING
Christopher Martyniukendocrinology, toxicology, small animal, aquaticsPENDING
Elizabeth Maxwellendoscopic treatment of tracheal laceration in catsPENDING
Rhoel Dinglasancanine ChagasPENDING
Julie Mooreplacental biology, malaria, rodent models, gene expressionPENDING
Adam Sterncat food, histology, product analysisPENDING
Kuttichantran Subramaniamaquatic animal health, viral genomics, bioinformatics, metagenomics, phylogenomicsPENDING
Christopher Adin & Meg Sleepercanine cardiac cachexia, gene therapy, biomarkerIdentifying Cardiac Cachexia Targets for Therapeutic Gene Delivery
Maureen Long SARS-CoV-2, virus, immune assays, COVID in animalsOptimizing Immune Assays for SARS-CoV-2 & Surveillance of COVID in Animals

2022 Program Director:

  • Heather Walden, Ph.D. (Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine): Director

2022 FVSP Board Members:

With thanks to our sponsors:

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


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