Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day


February 28, 2018


The Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day is an opportunity for our entire community to be engaged in a discussion of research and to foster the objectives of Phi Zeta and the School. The structure of this morning’s program is such that it allows everyone to participate. Classes are canceled, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is closed except for emergencies.

Two veterinarian-scientists are invited to speak to our students, graduate students, staff and faculty as a single audience. These presentations demonstrate the variety and depth of research efforts and allow for later focused discussions with other LSU scientists. Posters are presented by students, house officers, post-doctoral fellows and faculty. The presentations inform the school community and visitors of the diverse current research activities within the SVM. Posters presented by advanced studies students and professional students will be judged by a panel of scientists for awards. The growth and quality of the event is a measure of the efforts of the SVM community and our commitment to scholarly activity at all levels.


Breakfast and Coffee for Presenters and Judges

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

First floor corridors

Opening Remarks and Introduction

7:55 a.m. - 8 a.m.

Veterinary Medicine Auditorium



Dr. Yogesh Saini, Tau Chapter of Phi Zeta president and assistant professor of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, will open the Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day.


Dr. Samithamby Jeyaseelan, professor of Pathobiological Sciences will introduce Dr. Nolan.

“ExPEC: A Global ‘One Health’ Pathogen”

8 a.m.- 9 a.m.

Veterinary Medicine Auditorium

Lisa Nolan, DVM, MS, PhD

Professor and Dean

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine


Poster Viewing

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

First floor corridors


Dr. Fabio Del Piero, professor of Pathobiological Sciences, will introduce Dr. LeRoy.


"Investigative Toxicology and Pathology in Drug Discovery and Development”

11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Veterinary Medicine Auditorium

Bruce E. LeRoy, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Senior Principal Pathologist



Phi Zeta Induction Ceremony and Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Veterinary Medicine Auditorium

Lunch will be provided, and new members of the Tau Chapter of Phi Zeta will be inducted.


Award Announcements

12:45 p.m.