Media highlights on Tessa and Zach

Zach Lewis was featured in the Infectious Diseases Institute Newsletter for receiving a Trainee Enrichment Award. Tessa Cannon Wilde was featured in The Lantern, the Ohio State student newspaper, for her recent purchase of 60 acres of land in Crooksville, OH, which will become the future home of a primate sanctuary for retired laboratory monkeys. Learn more about Tessa’s nonprofit, For the Love of Primates, here.

Zach presents at the One Welfare and Sustainability Center Launch!

The One Welfare and Sustainability Center  (OWSC) launch included a day of presentations featuring students, faculty, and community partners. The Center is supported by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Zach Lewis shared collaborative research examining the alligator gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health of farmed alligators. These delicious cookies were part of the sweet celebration highlighting an intersection of passions – LVMH and OSU – around and sustainability and animal health.

Vanessa awarded an NIH K08 Career Development Grant!

The Hale Lab is getting ready for more fun with microbes! Dr. Vanessa Hale was awarded a 5-year NIH Career Development Grant titled “Bladders and biomes: Environmental compounds as modifiers of microbiomes, metabolomes, and urothelium.” This work will focus on studying how gut and urine microbes metabolize environmental chemicals like benzo[a]pyrene (a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) and what impacts this metabolism has on the bladder.


Andrew’s paper is officially out!

Check out this recent publication in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine by Andrew McGlynn and Ryan Mrofchak longitudinally assessing urine pH, specific gravity, culture, antimicrobial resistance, protein profiles in healthy dogs over 3 months.

Look how variable urine pH is over time! Takeaway: Assess urine pH using a pH meter at multiple time points before making clinical recommendations or changes.

End of summer celebration!

The Hale lab crew, and their supporters… they are amazing! Here’s to science, to microbes, and most of all, to the young scientists, with whom we briefly share an orbit, who will show us the future.