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Susan Ann Smith Mills Memorial Award granted to two grad students

Rakesh Basavalingappa
Rakesh Basavalingappa
Bharathi Krishnan Yalaka
Bharathi Krishnan Yalaka

 SVMBS graduate students Bharathi Krishnan Yalaka and Rakesh Basavalingappa are the recipients of the 2017 Susan Ann Smith Mills Memorial Award.

The award recognizes outstanding graduate students conducting research in the biomedical science area and is based on accomplishments and research credentials.

Basavalingappa's research focuses on identifying the immunogenic epitopes of putative cardiac antigens like adenine nucleotide translocator 1, and β-adrenergic receptor 1, which have been implicated in the immune pathogenesis of CVB3 infection.Krishnan's specialization is immunology, molecular biology, proteins and in vivo disease models in mice. Basavalingappa and Krishnan are graduate students of Dr. Jay Reddy.

The Susan Ann Smith Mills Fund was established in 1987 by her uncle and aunt to commemorate her life and dedication to research. Susan Mills worked in the Veterinary Diagnostic Center and in research areas within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Susan earned a Master of Science through the department.



New equipment at VDC speeds response to animal diseases

Kara Robbins and Dustin Loy discuss bacteria samples tested in new equipment at the VDC
Kara Robbins and Dustin Loy discuss bacteria samples tested in new equipment at the VDC

New equipment is allowing researchers at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center to identify potentially deadly bacteria in a matter of minutes — a process that previously took days.

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