Past Phi Zeta Award Recipients and Titles

Basic: Gene Therapy (2014) 21, 96–105
Tyrosine capsid-mutant AAV vectors for gene delivery to the canine retina from a subretinal or intravitreal approach.
FM Mowat1, KR Gornik1, A Dinculescu2, SL Boye2, WW Hauswirth2, SM Petersen-Jones1 and JT Bartoe1

1Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA and 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine,
Gainesville, FL, USA. Correspondence: Professor SM Petersen-Jones, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, D-208 VMC, East Lansing,
MI 48824, USA.

Clinical: J Vet Intern Med (2015) 29(1), 104-112
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2014
Evaluation of the Effect of Orally Administered Acid Suppressants On Intragastric pH in Cats
S. Parkinson, K. Tolbert, K. Messenger, A. Odunayo, M. Brand, G. Davidson, E. Peters, A. Reed, and M.G. Papich

From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences,
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville,
TN(Parkinson, Tolbert, Odunayo, Brand, Reed); the Department
of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State
University, Raleigh, NC(Messenger, Davidson, Papich); and the
GlaxoSmithKline, Durham, NC(Peters).

Basic: Kevin S. Donnelly Elizabeth A. Giuliano Ajay Sharma Ashish Tandon Jason T. Rodier Rajiv R. Mohan, “Decorin-PEI nanoconstruct attenuates equine corneal fibroblast differentiation.” This paper was first published online on 30 May 2013 and subsequently published in Veterinary Ophthalmology, 17(3): 162-169, May 2014. Link:
Clinical: Jaime L. Tarigo, Elizabeth H. Scholl, David McK. Bird, Corrie C. Brown, Leah A. Cohn, Gregg A. Dean, Michael G. Levy, Denise L. Doolan, Angela Trieu, Shila K. Nordone, Philip L. Felgner, Adam Vigil, Adam J. Birkenheuer, “A Novel Candidate Vaccine for Cytauxzoonosis Inferred from Comparative Apicomplexan Genomics.” This paper was published in the open access journal PLOSOne (, August 2013, Volume 8, Issue 8, e71233. Link:
Basic: Dr. Josephine S. Gnanandarajah. Dr. Gnanandarajah’s manuscript, which was submitted by the Kappa Chapter at the University of Minnesota, is titled “Comparative faecal microbiota of dogs with and without calcium oxalate stones”. This paper was published in Journal of Applied Microbiology, 113, 745-756. 2012.
Clinical: Dr. Kathleen Ivester. Dr. Ivester’s manuscript, which was submitted by the Omicron Chapter at Purdue University, is titled “Variability in particulate concentrations in a horse training barn over time”. This paper was published in Equine Veterinary Journal, 44 suppl.43 (2012) 51-56. 2012.
Basic: Craig Miller, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmannb, Martha MacMillana, Salvador Huitron-Resendizc, Steven Henriksend, John Eldere, Susan VandeWoudea, “Strain-specific viral distribution and neuropathology of feline immunodeficiency virus.” Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 2011;143(3-4):282– 291.
Clinical: J.H. Burton, L. Mitchell, D.H. Thamm, S.W. Dow, and B.J. Biller, “Low-Dose Cyclophosphamide Selectively Decreases Regulatory T Cells and Inhibits Angiogenesis in Dogs with Soft Tissue Sarcoma.” J Vet Intern Med 2011;25:920–926. Link:”
Basic: Dr. Kristen Hobbie North Carolina State “Toward a molecular equivalent dose: Use of the medaka model in comparative risk assessment.”
Clinical Dr. Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam Purdue “PCR Assays for Detection of Bayliscaris procyonis eggs and larve.”
Basic: Dr. Kim Johnson. Missouri “Galectin-3 as a potential therapeutic target in tumors arising from malignant endothelia.”
Clinical: Dr. Patricia Sura Tennessee “Comparison of 99mTcO4 trans-splenic portal scintigraphy with per-rectal portal scintigraphy for diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs.”
Basic: Dr. Jennifer Buur North Carolina State “Use of probabilistic modeling within a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model to predict sulfamethazine residue withdrawal times in edible tissues in swine.”
Clinical: Dr. D. M. W. Schaefer Ohio State “Quantification of plasma DNA as a prognostic indicator in canine lymphoid neoplasia.”
Basic: Dr. Charlie C. Hsu Missouri “Development of a microsphere-based serologic multiplexed fluorescent immunoassay and a reverse transcriptase PCR assay to detect murine norovirus 1 infection in mice.”
Clinical: Dr. Natalie A. Carrillo Florida “Disposition of orally administered cefpodoxime proxetil in foals and adult horses and minimum inhibitory concentration of the drug against common bacterial pathogens of horses.”
Basic: Dr. Sang Ho Cha Iowa State “Instability of the restriction fragment length polymorphism pattern of open reading frame 5 of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus during pig-to-pig passages”
Clinical: Dr. Mark W. Bohling Auburn “Cutaneous wound healing in the cat: A macroscopic description and comparison with cutaneous wound healing in the dog”
Basic: Dr. Anna K. Rotting Illinois “Effects of acetylcysteine and migration of resident eosinophils in an in vitro model of mucosal injury and restitution in equine right dorsal colon”
Clinical: Dr. Erica C. McKenzie Oklahoma State “Effect of dietary starch, fat, and bicarbonate content on exercise responses and serum creatine kinase activity in equine recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis”
Basic: Dr. W. Daniel Mertens Texas A&M “Polysulphated Glycosaminoglycans Modulate Transcription of Interleukin-1B TreatedChondrocytes in Monolayer Cultures”
Clinical: Dr. Alison J. Patricelli Wisconsin “Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis in Dysplastic Puppies at 15 and 20 Weeks of Age”
Basic: Dr. C-C. Chang Iowa State Evolution of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) during Sequential Passages in Pigs
Clinical: Dr. Wesley T. Cook Virginia Tech Influence of an interdental full pin on stability of an acrylic external fixator for rostral mandibular fractures in dogs
Basic: Dr. Nigel B. Campbell North Carolina State The role of cyclooxygenase inhibitors in repair of ischaemic-injured jejunal mucosa in the horse.
Clinical: Dr. Kerry Barling Texas A&M Association of serologic status for Neospora caninum with post-weaning weight gain and carcass measurements in beef calves
Basic: Dr. K. O. Chang Ohio State Dual infection of gnotobiotic calves with bovine strains of group A and porcine-like group C rotaviruses influences pathogenesis of the group C rotavirus
Clinical: Dr. Henri C. Bianucci Virginia Tech Periodontal healing of canine experimental grade-III furcation defects treated with autologous fibrinogen and absorbable barrier membrane
Basic: Dr. Xiaoping Zhu Wisconsin A chimeric protein comprised of bovine herpesvirus type 1 glycoprotein D and bovine interleukin-6 is secreted by yeast and possesses biological activities of both molecules
Dr. Nathaniel D. Collins Ohio State Selective ablation of human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 p12I reduces viral infectivity in vivo
Clinical: Dr. Gary S. Hogge Wisconsin Development of human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor-transfected tumor cell vaccines for the treatment of spontaneous canine cancer
Basic: Dr. Mark L. Lawrence Louisiana State Attenuation, Persistence, and Vaccine Potential of an Edwardsiella ictaluri purA Mutant
Clinical: Dr. Lynn Guptill Purdue Use of the Urine Cortisol: Creatinine Ratio to Monitor Treatment Response in Dogs with Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism
1997 (First Year that Basic & Clinical Research Areas were separated)
Basic: Dr. Veera S. Perumaalla Texas A & M Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis in Texas and Mexico
Clinical: Dr. Peter A. Graham Michigan State How long do diabetic dogs live? Survival data analysis in small animal clinical research
Dr. Thereasa M. Albers Tufts U Fate of Polarized Membrane Components and Evidence for Microvillus Disassembly on Migrating Enterocytes During Repair of Native Intestinal Epithelium
Dr. Elizabeth A. Sabin Cornell U Early IL-4 Production by Non-CD4+ Cells at the Site of Antigen Deposition Predicts the Development of a T Helper 2 Cell Response to Schisotmsoma mansoni Eggs
Dr. Elisabeth Zenger Texas A&M Laser Cytometric Analysis of FIV-Induced Injury in Astroglia
Dr. Mark D. Rolsma U of Illinois Assay for Evaluation of Rotavirus-Cell Interactions: Identification of an Enterocyte Ganglioside Fraction That Mediates Group A Porcine Rotavirus Recognition
Dr. James B. Rottman North Carolina State A Reverse Transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction Technique to Measure Expression of Feline Cytokine Genes
Dr. Fushun Shi U of Wisconsin In vitro and in vivo Effect of Doxorubicine Combined with Liposome-Encapsulated Muramyl Tripeptide on Canine Monocyte Activation
Dr. Kris T. Kruse-Elliott North Carolina State CGS 8515 and Indomethacin Attenuate Cytokine-Induced Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction in Pigs
Dr. Bernhard Kaltenboeck Louisiana State Two-Step Polymerase Chain Reactions and Restriction Endonuclease Analyses Detect and Differentiate ompA DNA of Chlamydia species
Dr. Debra Clabough Sellon North Carolina State Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia in Horses Infected with Equine Infectious Anemia Virus
Dr. Ariel L. Rivas Cornell A Canine Febrile Disorder Associated with Elevated Interleukin-6
Dr. Peter R. Gray Michigan State Epithelial Strips: An Alternate Technique for Examining Arachidonate Metabolism in Equine Tracheal Epithelium
Dr. William L. Donaldson Cornell Invasive Equine Trophoblast Expresses Conventional Class I Major Histocompatibility Complex Antigens
Dr. Kenneth W. Simpson Ohio State Biochemical Changes in the Jejunal Mucosa of Dogs with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Following Pancreatic Duct Ligation
Dr. Sheila M. F. Torres U of Minnesota Effect of Oral Prednisolone on Thyroid Function in Dogs
Dr. Paul D. Pion U of California Myocardial Failure in Cats Associated with Low Plasma Taurine: A Reversible Cardiomyopathy
Dr. Mary M. Christoper U of Minnesota Contribution of Propylene Glycol-Induced Heinz Body Formation to Anemia in Cats
Dr. Richard A. Fayrer-Hosken U of Georgia Use of Salt-Stored Zonae Pellucidae for Assessing Rabbit Sperm Capacitation for In Vitro Fertilization
Dr. K. A. A. Hussain Louisiana State Antigenic Analysis of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) Variants by Using Monoclonal Antibodies: Epitopes of Glycoprotein gp90 of EIAV Stimulating Neutralizing Antibodies
Dr. Charles Anderson U of California
Dr. Fenwick Kansas State Mechanisms Involved in the Protection Provided by Immunization Against Chor Lipopolysaccharides of E coli (J5) from Lethal Haemophilus pleuropneumoniae Infections in Swine