Summer 2016 Newsletter
Welcome to the ADDL

Dr. Samuel YingstDr. Samuel Yingst joined the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in October, 2015. Dr. Yingst is a board certified veterinary microbiologist with over 15 years of experience in diagnostics, global public health and veterinary laboratory microbiology research. His experience includes research (PhD in Virology), diagnostics and capacity building in field and laboratory settings involving viral and bacterial agents of zoonotic and public health importance around the world. His 28 year military career focused on studying and addressing problems in zoonotic disease control, especially in active conflict, post-conflict and unstable settings. Dr. Yingst is currently the Head of the Molecular Diagnostics , Serology and Virology Sections at the ADDL.

Phi Zeta Research Day competition award winners:
Dr. Meaghan Broman (Mentor: Dr. Miller)
  • Honorable Mention — Poster Award — Clinical/Applied Research
Dr. Yuko Sato (Mentor: Dr. Wakenell)
  • Honorable Mention — Poster Award — Clinical/Applied Research
Dr. Grant Burcham (Mentor: Dr. Ratliff)
  • Phi Zeta Manuscript Award — Basic Research
Kelly Ray
  • 2nd Place — DVM Student Research
Purdue’s Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award
Dr. Tyler Peat and Dr. Mario Sola
Congratulations Dr. Wakenell!
Dr. Patricia Wakenell received the United States Department of Agriculture Certificate of Appreciation for her exceptional contributions to the Multistate Project "Genetic Bases for Resistance and Immunity to Avian Diseases" and for her significant work in avian disease diagnostics and pathology.

Olivia SwailesOlivia Swailes, a 3rd year DVM student was selected as the 1st Place Student Paper Competition Winner, an award sponsored by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. Her paper was titled "Use of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry to Detect Toxins and Toxicants for Veterinary Diagnostic Toxicology".

Pictured: Dr. Christina Wilson and Dr. Stephen Hooser presenting Olivia with a check for $1000.

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