Ann Campion Riley appointed Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian

The University Libraries are excited to announce that Ann Campion Riley, acting director of MU Libraries, has been appointed to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian effective July 1.

Riley joined MU in 2007 as the associate director for access, collections and technical services and was appointed acting director of MU Libraries in July 2015. During her tenure at Mizzou, she has increased partnerships with other AAU and SEC institutions and has been instrumental in fundraising, including a recent student initiative designed to enhance library offerings and services.

Riley is a nationally-recognized leader with nearly 30 years of professional service in academic and research libraries. She served as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries in 2015, representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians, and was honored as a research library leadership fellow by the Association of Research Libraries. She is a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education.

Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.

Interim Chancellor and Provost Garnett Stokes released the following statement: 
"I am confident that she will continue to provide strong leadership for MU Libraries. She is a true champion and has tirelessly worked to support and preserve the library services and information resources upon which MU faculty, students and staff have come to rely."

We couldn't agree more. Congratulations, Vice Provost Riley!

Grace Atkins

Grace Atkins is the Outreach & OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries. They focus on increasing the use of Open Educational Resources on campus, engaging with library users, and marketing library services, events, and resources.

Recent CVM Publications (July update)

5 July 2017

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher's web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution's subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Coldren KM, Li DP, Kline DD, Hasser EM, Heesch CM. Acute hypoxia activates neuroendocrine, but not presympathetic, neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus: Differential role of nitric oxide. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 2017;312(6):R982-R95. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00543.2016. PubMed PMID: 28404583.

Jang S, Lewis TS, Powers C, Khuchua Z, Baines CP, Wipf P, Javadov S. Elucidating Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Supercomplexes in the Heart during Ischemia-Reperfusion. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. 2017;27(1):57-69. doi: 10.1089/ars.2016.6635. PubMed PMID: 27604998.

Goyette S, Liang Y, Mafuvadze B, Cook MT, Munir M, Hyder SM. Natural and synthetic progestins enrich cancer stem cell-like cells in hormone-responsive human breast cancer cell populations in vitro. Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy. 2017;9:347-57. doi: 10.2147/BCTT.S135371. PubMed PMID: 28579829; PMCID: PMC5446973. Open Access article

Marković M, Daković A, Rottinghaus GE, Petković A, Kragović M, Krajišnik D, Milić J. Ochratoxin A and zearalenone adsorption by the natural zeolite treated with benzalkonium chloride. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2017;529:7-17. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.05.054.

Fernandez-Trapero M, Espejo-Porras F, Rodriguez-Cueto C, Coates JR, Perez-Diaz C, De Lago E, Fernandez-Ruiz J. Upregulation of CB2 receptors in reactive astrocytes in canine degenerative myelopathy, a disease model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms. 2017;10(5):551-8. doi: 10.1242/dmm.028373. PubMed PMID: 28069688; PMCID: PMC5451172. Open Access article

Thangavel R, Kempuraj D, Zaheer S, Raikwar S, Ahmed ME, Selvakumar GP, Iyer SS, Zaheer A. Glia maturation factor and mitochondrial uncoupling proteins 2 and 4 expression in the temporal cortex of Alzheimer's disease brain. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2017;9(MAY):150. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00150. PubMed PMID: 28572767; PMCID: PMC5435744. Open Access article

Ruegsegger GN, Booth FW. Running from disease: Molecular mechanisms associating dopamine and leptin signaling in the brain with physical inactivity, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2017;8(MAY):109. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2017.00109. PubMed PMID: 28588553; PMCID: PMC5440472. Open Access article

Hart ML, Ericsson AC, Franklin CL. Differing complex microbiota alter disease severity of the IL-10-/- mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2017;8(MAY):792. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00792. PubMed PMID: 28553262; PMCID: PMC5425584. Open Access article

Clemensen AK, Rottinghaus GE, Lee ST, Provenza FD, Villalba JJ. How planting configuration influences plant secondary metabolites and total N in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.): Implications for grazing management. Grass and Forage Science. 2017. doi: 10.1111/gfs.12298.

Johnson MC, Dela Libera Tres M, Thomas AL, Rottinghaus GE, Greenlief CM. Discriminant Analyses of the Polyphenol Content of American Elderberry Juice from Multiple Environments Provide Genotype Fingerprint. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2017;65(20):4044-50. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05675. PubMed PMID: 28475841.

Adkins PRF, Middleton JR, Calcutt MJ, Stewart GC, Fox LK. Species identification and strain typing of Staphylococcus agnetis and Staphylococcus hyicus isolates from bovine milk by use of a novel multiplex PCR assay and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2017;55(6):1778-88. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02239-16. PubMed PMID: 28330895; PMCID: PMC5442534 [Available 2017-12-01].

Bernhard C, Masseau I, Dodam J, Outi H, Krumme S, Bishop K, Graham A, Reinero C. Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure and 30% inspired oxygen on pulmonary mechanics and atelectasis in cats undergoing non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2017;19(6):665-71. doi: 10.1177/1098612X16651471. PubMed PMID: 27250742.

Rietz A, Li H, Quist KM, Cherry JJ, Lorson CL, Burnett BG, Kern NL, Calder AN, Fritsche M, Lusic H, Boaler PJ, Choi S, Xing X, Glicksman MA, Cuny GD, Androphy EJ, Hodgetts KJ. Discovery of a Small Molecule Probe That Post-Translationally Stabilizes the Survival Motor Neuron Protein for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2017;60(11):4594-610. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b01885. PubMed PMID: 28481536.

Wright EC, Johnson SA, Hao R, Kowalczyk AS, Greenberg GD, Ordoñes Sanchez E, Laman-Maharg A, Trainor BC, Rosenfeld CS. Exposure to extrinsic stressors, social defeat or bisphenol A, eliminates sex differences in DNA methyltransferase expression in the amygdala. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2017;29(6). doi: 10.1111/jne.12475. PubMed PMID: 28406523.

Nichols NL, Satriotomo I, Allen LL, Grebe AM, Mitchell GS. Mechanisms of enhanced phrenic long-term facilitation in SOD1G93a rats. Journal of Neuroscience. 2017;37(24):5834-45. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3680-16.2017. PubMed PMID: 28500219; PMCID: PMC5473203 [Available 2017-12-14].

Young LR, Backus RC. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and 24R,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 concentrations in adult dogs are more substantially increased by oral supplementation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 than by vitamin D3. Journal of Nutritional Science. 2017;6. doi: 10.1017/jns.2017.8. Open Access article

Kline DD. Tuning excitability of the hypothalamus via glutamate and potassium channel coupling. Journal of Physiology. 2017. doi: 10.1113/JP274446. PubMed PMID: 28548235.

Quick JA, Kudav V, Doty J, Crane M, Bukoski AD, Bennett BJ, Barnes SL. Surgical resident technical skill self-evaluation: increased precision with training progression. Journal of Surgical Research. 2017;218:144-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.070.

Burton EN, Cohn LA, Reinero CN, Rindt H, Moore SG, Ericsson AC. Characterization of the urinary microbiome in healthy dogs. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(5):e0177783. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177783. PubMed PMID: 28545071; PMCID: PMC5435306. Open Access article

Javurek AB, Suresh D, Spollen WG, Hart ML, Hansen SA, Ellersieck MR, Bivens NJ, Givan SA, Upendran A, Kannan R, Rosenfeld CS. Gut dysbiosis and neurobehavioral alterations in rats exposed to silver nanoparticles. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):2822. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02880-0. PubMed PMID: 28588204; PMCID: PMC5460200. Open Access article

Bishop BE, Thomas JM, Abel JM, Poock SE, Ellersieck MR, Smith MF, Patterson DJ. Split-time artificial insemination in beef cattle: III. Comparing fixed-time artificial insemination to split-time artificial insemination with delayed administration of GnRH in postpartum cows. Theriogenology. 2017;99:48-52. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.04.046. PubMed PMID: 28708499.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.


Zalk Library Summer Hours

Zalk Library Summer Hours begin on July 1st.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

We will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.

University Libraries Hours

Recent CVM Publications (June update)

1 June 2017

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher's web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution's subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Ostrowski TD, Dantzler HA, Polo-Parada L, Kline DD. H2O2 augments cytosolic calcium in nucleus tractus solitarii neurons via multiple voltage-gated calcium channels. American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology. 2017;312(5):C651-C62. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00195.2016. PubMed PMID: 28274920.

Anandalakshmi V, Murugan E, Leng EGT, Ting LW, Chaurasia SS, Yamazaki T, Nagashima T, George BL, Peh GSL, Pervushin K, Lakshminarayanan R, Mehta JS. Effect of position-specific single-point mutations and biophysical characterization of amyloidogenic peptide fragments identified from lattice corneal dystrophy patients. Biochemical Journal. 2017;474(10):1705-25. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20170125. PubMed PMID: 28381645.

Dong S, Behura SK, Franz AWE. The midgut transcriptome of Aedes aegypti fed with saline or protein meals containing chikungunya virus reveals genes potentially involved in viral midgut escape. BMC Genomics. 2017;18(1):382. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3775-6. PubMed PMID: 28506207; PMCID: PMC5433025. Open Access Article

Aroor AR, Habibi J, Kandikattu HK, Garro-Kacher M, Barron B, Chen D, Hayden MR, Whaley-Connell A, Bender SB, Klein T, Padilla J, Sowers JR, Chandrasekar B, DeMarco VG. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibition with linagliptin reduces western diet-induced myocardial TRAF3IP2 expression, inflammation and fibrosis in female mice. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 2017;16(1):61. doi: 10.1186/s12933-017-0544-4. PubMed PMID: 28476142; PMCID: PMC5420102. Open Access Article

Khairallah MT, Astroski J, Custer SK, Androphy EJ, Franklin CL, Lorson CL. SMN deficiency negatively impacts red pulp macrophages and spleen development in mouse models of spinal muscular atrophy. Human Molecular Genetics. 2017;26(5):932-41. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx008. PubMed PMID: 28062667.

Reimschuessel R, Grabenstein M, Guag J, Nemser SM, Song K, Qiu J, Clothier KA, Byrne BA, Marks SL, Cadmus K, Pabilonia K, Sanchez S, Rajeev S, Ensley S, Frana TS, Jergens AE, Chappell KH, Thakur S, Byrum B, Cui J, Zhang Y, Erdman MM, Rankin SC, Daly R, Das S, Ruesch L, Lawhon SD, Zhang S, Baszler T, Diaz-Campos D, Hartmann F, Okwumabua O. Multilaboratory survey to evaluate Salmonella prevalence in diarrheic and nondiarrheic dogs and cats in the United States between 2012 and 2014. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2017;55(5):1350-68. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02137-16. PubMed PMID: 28202802; PMCID: PMC5405253. Open Access Article

Moore SG, Ericsson AC, Poock SE, Melendez P, Lucy MC. Hot topic: 16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals the microbiome of the virgin and pregnant bovine uterus. Journal of Dairy Science. 2017;100(6):4953-60. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12592. PubMed PMID: 28434745.

Vandenberg LN, Blumberg B, Antoniou MN, Benbrook CM, Carroll L, Colborn T, Everett LG, Hansen M, Landrigan PJ, Lanphear BP, Mesnage R, vom Saal FS, Welshons WV, Myers JP. Is it time to reassess current safety standards for glyphosate-based herbicides? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2017;71(6):613-8. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-208463. PubMed PMID: 28320775. Open Access Article

Katz ML, Jensen CA, Student JT, Johnson GC, Coates JR. Cervical spinal cord and motor unit pathology in a canine model of SOD1-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2017;378:193-203. Epub 15 Jul. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.05.009.

Mauler DA, De Decker S, De Risio L, Volk HA, Dennis R, Gielen I, Van der Vekens E, Goethals K, Van Ham L. Spinal Arachnoid Diverticula: Outcome in 96 Medically or Surgically Treated Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(3):849-53. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14714. PubMed PMID: 28426173; PMCID: PMC5435043. Open Access Article

Li S, Lan H, Men H, Wu Y, Li N, Capecchi MR, Bryda EC, Wu S. Derivation of transgene-free rat induced pluripotent stem cells approximating the quality of embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 2017;6(2):340-51. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2015-0390. PubMed PMID: 28191784. Open Access Article

Hoffman DA, Piech TL, Taylor HL, Royal AB. What is your diagnosis? Pancreatic aspirate from a cat. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12501. PubMed PMID: 28510262.

Maitz CA, Robinson KL. Use of an electronic brachytherapy surface applicator to treat an epiglottal fibrosarcoma in a dog. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vru.12503. PubMed PMID: 28436129.


Books & Book Chapters

Congratulations to Drs. Schatten and Constantinescu on their recently published edited book, Animal Models and Human Reproduction! See especially the chapters written by them:

  • Anatomy of the Reproductive System (Dr. C)
  • Anatomy of Mammalian (Endocrine) Glands Controlling the Reproduction (Dr. C)
  • Alterations of the Epigenome Induced by the Environment in Reproduction (Drs. Ge, Yin, and Schatten)


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.

CVM Publications: Catching Up!

4 May 2017

We recently started doing a monthly announcement on new CVM publications. See the inaugural installment. Because it seemed strange to start with items published in April, we're doing one longer "catch up" announcement to highlight CVM faculty research going back to January. Congratulations to all the 2017 authors!

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database from January to March 2017.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher's web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution's subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Journal Articles

Gustafson NA, Gandolfi B, Lyons LA. Not another type of potato: MC1R and the russet coloration of Burmese cats. Animal Genetics. 2017;48(1):116-20. doi: 10.1111/age.12505. PubMed PMID: 27671997.

Kumar SR, Bryan JN, Esebua M, Amos-Landgraf J, May TJ. Testis specific Y-like 5: Gene expression, methylation and implications for drug sensitivity in prostate carcinoma. BMC Cancer. 2017;17(1):158. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3134-7. PubMed PMID: 28235398; PMCID: PMC5326500. Open Access Article

Yang M, Zhang C, Zhang MZ, Zhang S. Novel synthetic analogues of avian β-defensin-12: The role of charge, hydrophobicity, and disulfide bridges in biological functions. BMC Microbiology. 2017;17(1):43. doi: 10.1186/s12866-017-0959-9. PubMed PMID: 28231771; PMCID: PMC5324278. Open Access Article

Marković M, Daković A, Rottinghaus GE, Kragović M, Petković A, Krajišnik D, Milić J, Mercurio M, de Gennaro B. Adsorption of the mycotoxin zearalenone by clinoptilolite and phillipsite zeolites treated with cetylpyridinium surfactant. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2017;151:324-32. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.12.033. PubMed PMID: 28040664.

Clemensen AK, Provenza FD, Lee ST, Gardner DR, Rottinghaus GE, Villalba JJ. Plant secondary metabolites in alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil, reed canarygrass, and tall fescue unaffected by two different nitrogen sources. Crop Science. 2017;57(2):964-70. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.08.0680.

Zhang T, Zhou Y, Li L, Wang ZB, Shen W, Schatten H, Sun QY. CenpH regulates meiotic G2/M transition by modulating the APC/CCdh1-cyclin B1 pathway in oocytes. Development (Cambridge). 2017;144(2):305-12. doi: 10.1242/dev.141135. PubMed PMID: 27993978.

Booth FW, Ruegsegger GN. A Fatty Liver Is Neither Appetizing Nor Healthy. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2017;45(1):6. doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000090. PubMed PMID: 27603437.

Michelin EC, Massocco MM, Godoy SHS, Baldin JC, Yasui GS, Lima CG, Rottinghaus GE, Sousa RLM, Fernandes AM. Carryover of aflatoxins from feed to lambari fish (Astyanax altiparanae) tissues. Food Additives and Contaminants – Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment. 2017;34(2):265-72. doi: 10.1080/19440049.2016.1266097. PubMed PMID: 27967601.

Ericsson AC, Personett AR, Turner G, Dorfmeyer RA, Franklin CL. Variable colonization after reciprocal fecal microbiota transfer between mice with low and high richness microbiota. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2017;8(FEB):196. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00196. PubMed PMID: 28280484; PMCID: PMC5322181. Open Access Article

Katz ML, Johnson GC, Leach SB, Williamson BG, Coates JR, Whiting REH, Vansteenkiste DP, Whitney MS. Extraneuronal pathology in a canine model of CLN2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis after intracerebroventricular gene therapy that delays neurological disease progression. Gene Therapy. 2017;24(4):215-23. doi: 10.1038/gt.2017.4. PubMed PMID: 28079862.

Lacey CA, Mitchell WJ, Brown CR, Skyberg JA. Temporal role for MyD88 in a model of Brucella-induced arthritis and musculoskeletal inflammation. Infection and Immunity. 2017;85(3). doi: 10.1128/IAI.00961-16. PubMed PMID: 28069819.

Han F, Lu A, Yuan Y, Huang W, Beerntsen BT, Huang J, Ling E. Characterization of an entomopathogenic fungi target integument protein, Bombyx mori single domain von Willebrand factor type C, in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Insect Molecular Biology. 2017;26(3):308-16. doi: 10.1111/imb.12293. PubMed PMID: 28168773.

Kantor AM, Dong S, Held NL, Ishimwe E, Passarelli AL, Clem RJ, Franz AWE. Identification and initial characterization of matrix metalloproteinases in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Insect Molecular Biology. 2017;26(1):113-26. doi: 10.1111/imb.12275. PubMed PMID: 28054419.

Marín MP, Meléndez PG, Aranda P, Ríos C. Conjugated linoleic acid content and fatty acids profile of milk from grazing dairy cows in southern Chile fed varying amounts of concentrate. Journal of Applied Animal Research. 2017:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09712119.2016.1277729.

Olver TD, Hiemstra JA, Edwards JC, Ferguson BS, Laughlin MH, Emter CA. The protective role of sex hormones in females and exercise prehabilitation in males on sternotomy-induced cranial hypoperfusion in aortic banded miniswine. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2017;122(3):423-9. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00817.2016. PubMed PMID: 27909230.

Erikson JM, Valente AJ, Mummidi S, Kandikattu HK, Demarco VG, Bender SB, Fay WP, Siebenlist U, Chandrasekar B. Targeting TRAF3IP2 by genetic and interventional approaches inhibits ischemia/reperfusion-induced myocardial injury and adverse remodeling. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2017;292(6):2345-58. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.764522. PubMed PMID: 28053087.

Johnson SA, Painter MS, Javurek AB, Murphy CR, Howald EC, Khan ZZ, Conard CM, Gant KL, Ellersieck MR, Hoffmann F, Schenk AK, Rosenfeld CS. Characterization of vocalizations emitted in isolation by california mouse (peromyscus californicus) pups throughout the postnatal period. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 2017;131(1):30-9. doi: 10.1037/com0000057. PubMed PMID: 28182483.

Johnson SA, Javurek AB, Painter MS, Murphy CR, Conard CM, Gant KL, Howald EC, Ellersieck MR, Wiedmeyer CE, Vieira-Potter VJ, Rosenfeld CS. Effects of a maternal high-fat diet on offspring behavioral and metabolic parameters in a rodent model. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2017;8(1):75-88. doi: 10.1017/S2040174416000490. PubMed PMID: 27609493.

Rosenfeld CS. Homage to the 'H' in developmental origins of health and disease. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2017;8(1):8-29. doi: 10.1017/S2040174416000465. PubMed PMID: 27577791.

Zhang Y, Olson RM, Brown CR. Macrophage LTB4 drives efficient phagocytosis of Borrelia burgdorferi via BLT1 or BLT2. Journal of Lipid Research. 2017;58(3):494-503. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M068882. PubMed PMID: 28053185.

Agosto-Marlin IM, Nichols NL, Mitchell GS. Adenosine-dependent phrenic motor facilitation is inflammation resistant. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2017;117(2):836-45. doi: 10.1152/jn.00619.2016. PubMed PMID: 27927784.

Rosenfeld CS. Sex-dependent differences in voluntary physical activity. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2017;95(1-2):279-90. doi: 10.1002/jnr.23896. PubMed PMID: 27870424.

Ruegsegger GN, Toedebusch RG, Childs TE, Grigsby KB, Booth FW. Loss of Cdk5 function in the nucleus accumbens decreases wheel running and may mediate age-related declines in voluntary physical activity. Journal of Physiology. 2017;595(1):363-84. doi: 10.1113/JP272489. PubMed PMID: 27461471.

Jhanji V, Chan TCY, Li WY, Lim RR, Yu MCY, Law K, Yi P, Yip YWY, Wang Y, Ng TK, Chaurasia SS, Mohan RR. Conventional versus inverted side-cut flaps for femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK: Laboratory and clinical evaluation. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2017;33(2):96-103. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20161102-02. PubMed PMID: 28192588.

Birks R, Fine DM, Leach SB, Clay SE, Eason BD, Britt LG, Lamb KE. Breed-specific vertebral heart scale for the dachshund. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 2017;53(2):73-9. doi: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6474. PubMed PMID: 28282234.

Harmon MW, Leach SB, Lamb KE. Dilated cardiomyopathy in standard schnauzers: Retrospective study of 15 cases. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 2017;53(1):38-44. doi: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6506. PubMed PMID: 27841675.

Whelchel DD, Tennent-Brown BS, Coleman AE, Rapoport GS, Blas-Machado U, Maisenbacher HW, Credille BC, Giguère S. Treatment of supraventricular tachycardia in a horse. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vec.12591. PubMed PMID: 28267896.

Harris RA, Grobman ME, Allen MJ, Schachtel J, Rawson NE, Bennett B, Ledyayev J, Hopewell B, Coates JR, Reinero CR, Lever TE. Standardization of a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study Protocol to Investigate Dysphagia in Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(2):383-93. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14676. PubMed PMID: 28240398; PMCID: PMC5354069. Open Access Article

Kolicheski A, Barnes Heller HL, Arnold S, Schnabel RD, Taylor JF, Knox CA, Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, O'Brien DP, Johnson GS, Dreyfus J, Katz ML. Homozygous PPT1 Splice Donor Mutation in a Cane Corso Dog With Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(1):149-57. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14632. PubMed PMID: 28008682; PMCID: PMC5259623. Open Access Article

Mauler DA, Gandolfi B, Reinero CR, O'Brien DP, Spooner JL, Lyons LA, and 99 Lives C. Precision Medicine in Cats: Novel Niemann-Pick Type C1 Diagnosed by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(2):539-44. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14599. PubMed PMID: 28233346; PMCID: PMC5354023. Open Access Article

Packer RA, Logan MA, Guo LT, Apte SS, Bader H, O'Brien DP, Johnson G, Shelton GD. Clinical Phenotype of Musladin-Lueke Syndrome in 2 Beagles. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(2):532-8. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14654. PubMed PMID: 28158899; PMCID: PMC5354057. Open Access Article

Toedebusch CM, Bachrach MD, Garcia VB, Johnson GC, Katz ML, Shaw G, Coates JR, Garcia ML. Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels of Phosphorylated Neurofilament Heavy as a Diagnostic Marker of Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017;31(2):513-20. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14659. PubMed PMID: 28186658; PMCID: PMC5354061. Open Access Article

Aberdein D, Munday JS, Gandolfi B, Dittmer KE, Malik R, Garrick DJ, Lyons LA, 99 Lives Consortium. A FAS-ligand variant associated with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome in cats. Mammalian Genome. 2017;28(1-2):47-55. doi: 10.1007/s00335-016-9668-1. PubMed PMID: 27770190.

Park YM, Padilla J, Kanaley JA, Zidon TM, Welly RJ, Britton SL, Koch LG, Thyfault JP, Booth FW, Vieira-Potter VJ. Voluntary Running Attenuates Metabolic Dysfunction in Ovariectomized Low-Fit Rats. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2017;49(2):254-64. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001101. PubMed PMID: 27669449.

Bostick B, Aroor AR, Habibi J, Durante W, Ma L, DeMarco VG, Garro M, Hayden MR, Booth FW, Sowers JR. Daily exercise prevents diastolic dysfunction and oxidative stress in a female mouse model of western diet induced obesity by maintaining cardiac heme oxygenase-1 levels. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 2017;66:14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2016.09.005. PubMed PMID: 27923445.

Olson RM, Anderson DM. Fractionation techniques to examine effector translocation. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2017;1531:101-9. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6649-3_9. PubMed PMID: 27837485.

Laughlin MH, Yang HT, Tharp DL, Rector RS, Padilla J, Bowles DK. Vascular cell transcriptomic changes to exercise training differ directionally along and between skeletal muscle arteriolar trees. Microcirculation. 2017;24(2). doi: 10.1111/micc.12336. PubMed PMID: 27889934.

Radford L, Gallazzi F, Watkinson L, Carmack T, Berendzen A, Lewis MR, Jurisson SS, Papagiannopoulou D, Hennkens HM. Synthesis and evaluation of a 99mTc tricarbonyl-labeled somatostatin receptor-targeting antagonist peptide for imaging of neuroendocrine tumors. Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 2017;47:4-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2016.12.002. PubMed PMID: 28043006.

Ruegsegger GN, Toedebusch RG, Braselton JF, Childs TE, Booth FW. Left ventricle transcriptomic analysis reveals connective tissue accumulation associates with initial age-dependent decline in V˙o2peakfrom its lifetime apex. Physiological Genomics. 2017;49(1):53-66. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00083.2016. PubMed PMID: 27913688.

Johnson SA, Spollen WG, Manshack LK, Bivens NJ, Givan SA, Rosenfeld CS. Hypothalamic transcriptomic alterations in male and female California mice (Peromyscus californicus) developmentally exposed to bisphenol A or ethinyl estradiol. Physiological Reports. 2017;5(3). doi: 10.14814/phy2.13133. PubMed PMID: 28196854; PMCID: PMC5309579. Open Access Article

Vientos-Plotts AI, Ericsson AC, Rindt H, Grobman ME, Graham A, Bishop K, Cohn LA, Reinero CR. Dynamic changes of the respiratory microbiota and its relationship to fecal and blood microbiota in healthy young cats. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(3):e0173818. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173818. PubMed PMID: 28278278; PMCID: PMC5344508. Open Access Article

Sheridan MA, Yunusov D, Balaraman V, Alexenko AP, Yabe S, Verjovski-Almeida S, Schust DJ, Franz AW, Sadovsky Y, Ezashi T, Roberts RM. Vulnerability of primitive human placental trophoblast to Zika virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017;114(9):E1587-E96. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616097114. PubMed PMID: 28193876; PMCID: PMC5338554. Open Access Article

Koestel ZL, Backus RC, Tsuruta K, Spollen WG, Johnson SA, Javurek AB, Ellersieck MR, Wiedmeyer CE, Kannan K, Xue J, Bivens NJ, Givan SA, Rosenfeld CS. Bisphenol A (BPA) in the serum of pet dogs following short-term consumption of canned dog food and potential health consequences of exposure to BPA. Science of the Total Environment. 2017;579:1804-14. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.162. PubMed PMID: 27932218.

Zhang H, Dong S, Chen X, Stanley D, Beerntsen B, Feng Q, Song Q. Relish2 mediates bursicon homodimer-induced prophylactic immunity in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Scientific Reports. 2017;7:43163. doi: 10.1038/srep43163. PubMed PMID: 28225068; PMCID: PMC5320557. Open Access Article

Barnes SL, Kerby J, Armstrong J, Llerena L, Bukoski A, Anton J. Response to: Comment on: Live tissue versus simulation training for emergency procedures: Is simulation ready to replace live tissue? Surgery (United States). 2017;161(5):1464-5. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.01.004. PubMed PMID: 28202198.

Abel JM, Bishop BE, Thomas JM, Ellersieck MR, Poock SE, Smith MF, Patterson DJ. Comparing strategies to synchronize estrus before fixed-time artificial insemination in primiparous 2-year-old beef cows. Theriogenology. 2017;87:306-15. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.09.010. PubMed PMID: 27771115.

Bishop BE, Thomas JM, Abel JM, Poock SE, Ellersieck MR, Smith MF, Patterson DJ. Split-time artificial insemination in beef cattle: II. Comparing pregnancy rates among nonestrous heifers based on administration of GnRH at AI. Theriogenology. 2017;87:229-34. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2016.08.029. PubMed PMID: 27707546.

Thomas JM, Locke JWC, Bishop BE, Abel JM, Ellersieck MR, Yelich JV, Poock SE, Smith MF, Patterson DJ. Evaluation of the 14-d CIDR-PG and 9-d CIDR-PG protocols for synchronization of estrus in Bos indicus-influenced and Bos taurus beef heifers. Theriogenology. 2017;92:190-6. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.01.020. PubMed PMID: 28237335.

Nagy DW. Diagnostics and Ancillary Tests of Neurologic Dysfunction in the Ruminant. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Food Animal Practice. 2017;33(1):9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2016.09.002. PubMed PMID: 28166937.

Gronkiewicz KM, Giuliano EA, Sharma A, Mohan RR. Effects of topical hyaluronic acid on corneal wound healing in dogs: a pilot study. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2017;20(2):123-30. doi: 10.1111/vop.12379. PubMed PMID: 27061134.

Spertus CB, Brown JM, Giuliano EA. Diamond burr debridement vs. grid keratotomy in canine SCCED with scanning electron microscopy diamond burr tip analysis. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vop.12460. PubMed PMID: 28181368.

Torres BT, Fu YC, Sandberg GS, Budsberg SC. Pelvic limb kinematics in the dog with and without a stifle orthosis. Veterinary Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12634. PubMed PMID: 28198549.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.

Recent CVM Publications (May update)

2 May 2017

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher's web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution's subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Jaffey JA, Williams KJ, Masseau I, Krueger M, Reinero C. Vasoproliferative process resembling pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis in a cat. BMC Veterinary Research. 2017;13(1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-0984-9. PubMed PMID: 28320395; PMCID: PMC5359803. Open Access Article

Zhang MZ, Yang M, Su H, Rollins D, Zhang S. Lactobacillus colini sp. Nov., isolated from northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2017;67(2):325-9. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001624. PubMed PMID: 27902241.

Guess TM, Razu SS, Kuroki K, Cook JL. Function of the anterior intermeniscal ligament. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2017. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1600089. PubMed PMID: 28355680.

Quick JA, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Bennett BJ, Crane M, Barnes SL. Objective measurement of clinical competency in surgical education using electrodermal activity. Journal of Surgical Education. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.01.007. PubMed PMID: 28373078.

Thamm DH, Vail DM, Post GS, Fan TM, Phillips BS, Axiak-Bechtel S, Elmslie RS, Klein MK, Ruslander DA. Alternating rabacfosadine/doxorubicin: Efficacy and tolerability in naïve canine multicentric lymphoma. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14700. PubMed PMID: 28370378. Open Access Article

Franklin CL, Ericsson AC. Microbiota and reproducibility of rodent models. Lab Animal. 2017;46(4):114-22. doi: 10.1038/laban.1222. PubMed PMID: 28328896.

Walters EM, Wells KD, Bryda EC, Schommer S, Prather RS. Swine models, genomic tools and services to enhance our understanding of human health and diseases. Lab Animal. 2017;46(4):167-72. doi: 10.1038/laban.1215. PubMed PMID: 28328880.

Manshack LK, Conard CM, Bryan SJ, Deem SL, Holliday DK, Bivens NJ, Givan SA, Rosenfeld CS. Transcriptomic alterations in the brain of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) developmentally exposed to bisphenol a or ethinyl estradiol. Physiological Genomics. 2017;49(4):201-15. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00103.2016. PubMed PMID: 28159858.

Kline RA, Kaifer KA, Osman EY, Carella F, Tiberi A, Ross J, Pennetta G, Lorson CL, Murray LM. Comparison of independent screens on differentially vulnerable motor neurons reveals alpha-synuclein as a common modifier in motor neuron diseases. PLoS Genetics. 2017;13(3):e1006680. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006680. PubMed PMID: 28362802. Open Access Article

Gupta S, Rodier JT, Sharma A, Giuliano EA, Sinha PR, Hesemann NP, Ghosh A, Mohan RR. Targeted AAV5-Smad7 gene therapy inhibits corneal scarring in vivo. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(3):e0172928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172928. PubMed PMID: 28339457; PMCID: PMC5365107. Open Access Article

Oh A, Pearce JW, Gandolfi B, Creighton EK, Suedmeyer WK, Selig M, Bosiack AP, Castaner LJ, Whiting REH, Belknap EB, Lyons LA, Aderdein D, Alves PC, Barsh GS, Beale HC, Boyko AR, Castelhano MG, Chan P, Ellinwood NM, Garrick DJ, Helps CR, Kaelin CB, Leeb T, Lohi H, Longeri M, Malik R, Montague MJ, Munday JS, Murphy WJ, Pedersen NC, Rothschild MF, Swanson WF, Terio KA, Todhunter RJ, Warren WC. Early-onset progressive retinal atrophy associated with an IQCB1 variant in African black-footed cats (Felis nigripes). Scientific Reports. 2017;7:43918. doi: 10.1038/srep43918. PubMed PMID: 28322220; PMCID: PMC5359545. Open Access Article


And Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Schatten on Her New Edited Book!

Schatten H, ed. Progress in Human Reproduction: Updates and New Horizon. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell; 2017.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.


Cycle of Success: Gwen Gray, Kate Anderson, and Supporting Entrepreneurship

Gwen Gray
Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

Gwen Gray, Business, Economics & Public Poloicy Librarian, spearheads the libraries’ involvement with a variety of programs. Through her work with Entrepreneurship Alliance students, Gwen promotes the libraries as an integral resource for teaching and research. Greg Bier, Director of the Entrepreneurship Alliance, indicates her positive impact. “I just wanted to thank you for working with my Entrepreneurship Alliance students Tuesday,” Bier said. “I think it is very important that they understand the tools right at their fingertips on campus. Unfortunately, not many of them think of Ellis as one of them. I also think you change their opinions. Thanks for being a great help!”

Gwen strives to integrate library resources and services into MU’s entrepreneurship programs. One such program is the Biodesign & Innovation Program. Through her work, Gwen assists Biodesign Fellows as they seek out information and research. The Fellows she works with speak highly of the assistance she provides. “Our Biodesign Filtering presentation tonight was a great success,” one Fellow said. 

Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson is the head of the Zalk Vetinary Medical Library and works with Gwen on a number of projects, including that Biodesign Program and the Coulter Translational Partnership. In Coulter boot camps, teams of physicans and engineeers build their case for funding from the Coulter Foundation. The goal of the Coulter Foundation is to accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into products the improve patient care.  

Because entrepreneurs need expertise and resources from multiple disciplines, Gwen and Kate collaborate extensively. The biodesign fellows and the boot camp participants often acknowledge Gwen’s and Kate’s teamwork.

  • “I wanted to say a big ‘THANK YOU!’ to both of you for getting us all the information we needed in such a short period of time. You both made the success of [our] presentation possible!”
  • “Thank you so much for checking in with us. It really means a lot to know we have your support!"
  • “Many thanks for your kind help in award.  Really appreciate [Gwen’s] help and Kate’s timely support.”

This active collaboration enables the Libraries to have a positive impact on the biotech entrepreneurial climate not only on campus but in the greater mid-Missouri region as well.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or workplease use the Cycle of Success form


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: April 2017

See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled. 

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Recent University of Missouri Publications- Medicine and Related Fields:

  1. Hawks, Z., Shimony, J., Rutlin, J., Grange, D.K., Christ, S.E., White, D.A. Pretreatment cognitive and neural differences between sapropterin dihydrochloride responders and non-responders with phenylketonuria
  2. Tran, T.M., Hampton, C.S., Brossard, T.W., Harmata, M., Robertson, J.D., Jurisson, S.S., Braun, D.M. In vivo transport of three radioactive [18F]-fluorinated deoxysucrose analogs by the maize sucrose transporter ZmSUT1
  3. Conn, V.S., Ruppar, T.M. Medication adherence outcomes of 771 intervention trials: Systematic review and meta-analysis 
  4. Fung, C.K., Moore, M.M., Karcher, N.R., Kerns, J.G., Martin, E.A. Emotional word usage in groups at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: An objective investigation of attention to emotion
  5. Mastren, T., Radchenko, V., Bach, H.T., Balkin, E.R., Birnbaum, E.R., Brugh, M., Engle, J.W., Gott, M.D., Guthrie, J., Hennkens, H.M., John, K.D., Ketring, A.R., Kuchuk, M., Maassen, J.R., Naranjo, C.M., Nortier, F.M., Phelps, T.E., Jurisson, S.S., Wilbur, D.S., Fassbender, M.E. Bulk production and evaluation of high specific activity 186gRe for cancer therapy using enriched 186WO3 targets in a proton beam
  6. O'Daniels, S.T., Kesler, D.C., Mihail, J.D., Webb, E.B., Werner, S.J. Functional visual sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths in the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), and its influence on foraging substrate selection
  7. Gamal-Eldeen, A.M., Moustafa, D., El-Daly, S.M., Abo-Zeid, M.A.M., Saleh, S., Khoobchandani, M., Katti, K., Shukla, R., Katti, K.V. Gum Arabic-encapsulated gold nanoparticles for a non-invasive photothermal ablation of lung tumor in mice
  8. Khalilpour, S., Latifi, S., Behnammanesh, G., Majid, A.M.S.A., Majid, A.S.A., Tamayol, A. Ischemic optic neuropathy as a model of neurodegenerative disorder: A review of pathogenic mechanism of axonal degeneration and the role of neuroprotection
  9. Li, Y., Allen, J., Casillas, A. Relating psychological and social factors to academic performance: A longitudinal investigation of high-poverty middle school students
  10. Hossain, M.S., Kawakatsu, T., Kim, K.D., Zhang, N., Nguyen, C.T., Khan, S.M., Batek, J.M., Joshi, T., Schmutz, J., Grimwood, J., Schmitz, R.J., Xu, D., Jackson, S.A., Ecker, J.R., Stacey, G. Divergent cytosine DNA methylation patterns in single-cell, soybean root hairs
  11. Maxfield, M., Pyszczynski, T., Greenberg, J., Bultmann, M.N. Age Differences in the Effects of Mortality Salience on the Correspondence Bias
  12. Su, H., Liu, Y., Dong, Q., Feng, C., Zhang, J., Liu, Y., Birchler, J.A., Han, F. Dynamic location changes of Bub1-phosphorylated-H2AThr133 with CENH3 nucleosome in maize centromeric regions
  13. Liu, S., Kandoth, P.K., Lakhssassi, N., Kang, J., Colantonio, V., Heinz, R., Yeckel, G., Zhou, Z., Bekal, S., Dapprich, J., Rotter, B., Cianzio, S., Mitchum, M.G., Meksem, K. The soybean GmSNAP18 gene underlies two types of resistance to soybean cyst nematode
  14. Franklin, C.L., Ericsson, A.C. Microbiota and reproducibility of rodent models
  15. Walters, E.M., Wells, K.D., Bryda, E.C., Schommer, S., Prather, R.S. Swine models, genomic tools and services to enhance our understanding of human health and diseases
  16. Jaffey, J.A., Williams, K.J., Masseau, I., Krueger, M., Reinero, C. Vasoproliferative process resembling pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis in a cat
  17. Jing, L., Guo, D., Hu, W., Niu, X. The prediction of a pathogenesis-related secretome of Puccinia helianthi through high-Throughput transcriptome analysis
  18. Hiestand, M., Abdel Jalil, A., Castell, D.O. Manometric Subtypes of Ineffective Esophageal Motility
  19. Huang, P., Lee, M.W., Jr., Sadrerafi, K., Heruth, D.P., Zhang, L.Q., Maulik, D., Ye, S.Q. MC-PPEA as a new and more potent inhibitor of CLP-induced sepsis and pulmonary inflammation than FK866
  20. Kuhlmann, P.K., DeLay, K.J., Anaissie, J., Hellstrom, W.J.G., Yafi, F.A. Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum in the treatment of peyronie’s disease: Patient selection and perspectives

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Top Ten Journals by Impact Factor

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Impact Factor

Journal Of The American Chemical Society


Nature Communications


New Phytologist


Plos Pathogens


Human Molecular Genetics




Human Reproduction


Journal Of Lipid Research


Frontiers In Microbiology


Genome Biology And Evolution


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Three cats, two dogs, and one rabbit. Oh, how we love our fur-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Stitch!  Meet Reg!

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets

Team Zalk: Meet Reg!

Meet the pets! A look at the team behind Team Zalk!

Name: Reg, which is short for Regulus.

Breed: Felis catus. Domestic Short Hair. I may have some Russian Blue in me because I have very soft thick fur.

Age: I was born June 24, 2008. So, I am 8 years old

Sibling: Stitch

How I came to live with my human: She adopted me from one of the labs at the Vet School.  

Likes: Playing fetch (it’s not just for dogs you know). I bring my toy up to the top of the stairs & my human tries to throw it past me down the stairs. I sometimes like to cheat by moving half way down the stairs. Laying in the garden windows and watching the birds at the birdfeeders. I’ve tried to catch them, but there’s an invisable barrier that keeps me from getting to them.  Guarding the top of the stairs & checking everyone out who visits because I’m a very social feline. I’m also a very laid back and curious cat. I have to check everything out that is new & different. Going outside whenever I can escape on my own, but my human always brings me back in when she catches me (although sometimes she will let me go out with her). Sleeping with my human. Eating, I really like to eat. I love being petted and having my belly rubbed sometimes. I like to annoy the other feline which sometime gets me in trouble, but we do play at times.  Chewing on the plants, but my human put cages over them so I can’t anymore & the others are behind a closed door.

Dislikes: Being made to move from a spot I’ve chosen for myself; the humans should step around me. Other cats outside. Closed doors. I don’t like being picked up very often. Plastic bags. (I had a very bad experience with one when I was young. I was checking to see what was in them when one attacked & wrapped itself around my back leg. I tried to run from it, but it kept following me. My human finally rescued me by removing it.)

What do I do all day: Whatever I feel like doing which is mostly: Sleep, Eat, Annoy the other cat, Greet my human at the door when she comes home.

My human: Laura Buck