2021 Fall Research Symposium: NIAMRRE Student Scientists Research Showcase

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October 20 | 1-4 p.m. (CT) | Free/$20

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The NIAMRRE Quarterly Research Symposia Series continues this October with a focus on the NIAMRRE Student Scientists Research Showcase. This virtual symposium (presented using Zoom) will engage presenters, attendees, and panelists to create an informative and collaborative afternoon. Participants may choose to sign on at any time during the three-hour symposium.

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the research being conducted at academic member institutions by graduate and professional students with the Lightning Talks.
  • Collaborate with industry professionals, experts, researchers, and scientists at nonprofit organizations, research institutes, biotech and health industries, retailers, and higher education.

Pricing Information

  • Member: Free/$0
  • Non-Member: $20


With presentations from NIAMRRE member student scientists representing Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, State Hygienic Laboratory (University of Iowa), The Ohio State University, and the University of Florida.

1-2 p.m. – Lightning Talks: Session One

2-3 p.m. – Lightning Talks: Session Two

3-4 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion

Lightning Talks

1-3 p.m. CT

Afaf headshot Whole genome sequencing based characterization of antimicrobial resistance and virulence genes in Escherichia coli isolated from retail meats in North Carolina

Afaf Abdelrahim, North Carolina State University

Ashenafi headshot A single dose of enrofloxacin alters fecal resistome irrespective of its dose in calves

Ashenafi Beyi, Iowa State University

Mackenzie headshot Transferability of ESBL-encoding IncN and IncI plasmids among field strains of different Salmonella serovars and Escherichia coli

Mackenzie Dorr, University of Florida

Samantha headshot Environmental sources of lymph node infection with non-typhoidal Salmonella in veal calves

Samantha Locke, The Ohio State University, Infectious Disease Institute

Megan headshot Emergence of New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase in Iowa

Megan Nelson, State Hygienic Laboratory (University of Iowa)

Jessica headshot Investigation of the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Salmonella and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli isolated from backyard broiler farms in the southeastern United States

Jessica Parzygnat, North Carolina State University

Rafael headshot Inter-observer agreement between veterinarians and farm caretakers: a hierarchical survey of antimicrobial use

Rafael Portillo-Gonzalez, The Ohio State University, Infectious Disease Institute

Cory headshot Discordance between identified genes and MIC determination of AMR in bovine respiratory pathogens

Cory Schlesener, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine


Gain an Understanding of Working with Industry

After the eight lightning talks, a 1-hour panel discussion will begin on working with – and for – industry. Confirmed roundtable speakers from Hormel Foods Corporation, Merck Animal Health, and NEOGEN will cover topics on:

  • Industry perception of research priorities (Michelle Kromm)
  • A primer on intellectual property (Patrick Klepcyk)
  • Comparing academic and industry research labs (Rick Sibbel)
  • Skills and competencies needed for new industry hires (Jeffery Knittel)

J R Tait, Director of Genetics Product Development at NEOGEN Corporation, will moderate this discussion.


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Reminder to Submit an Abstract: Submit an abstract to the Quarterly Research Symposia Series. Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis and the next symposium is scheduled for January. Learn more about this new presenting opportunity.

Code of Conduct

The following applies to virtual events, webinars, and meetings: participants, moderators, speakers, administrators, and panelists have a right to express themselves. However, participants are expected to treat each other with courtesy and respect. Offensive or inappropriate language is not to be used in any form of communication. Participants are allowed to present opposing arguments or disagree or be critical, but must do so in a civil manner.

Registration Payment Process and Cancellation Policy

Registration is only offered online for the virtual 2021 Fall Research Symposium and your ticket will be secured when payment is processed. Returning users may sign in to their account and new users will be able to create an account before selecting their tickets. Within 3 business days, you will be receiving an email from Zoom with the login information. Save the Zoom-generated email or use the link within the email to add the Zoom webinar to your calendar. No refunds, changes to registration, or cancellations are accepted. NIAMRRE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the virtual 2021 Fall Research Symposium due to unforeseen circumstances and will refund paying registrants if the event is rescheduled and the paying registrant is unable to attend the rescheduled symposium.

Note: The payment will appear on your credit card statement as a charge from “ISU CPM.” 

Recording Consent

The virtual 2021 Fall Research Symposium will be recorded and shared with NIAMRRE’s scientist-based online community, Exchange. By participating in the 2021 Fall Research Symposium, you agree to be recorded.


Erica Hellmich | 515.294.3352 | ericah@niamrre.org


October 20, 2021
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