Past Fund recipients

Past Fund Recipients


  • “The Effect of Methodology on Protein Electrophoresis in Eastern and Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene spp.): Agarose Gel Electrophoresis vs. Capillary Zone Electrophoresis.” Laura Adamovicz & Matthew C. Allender
  • “Pharmacokinetics of amikacin following multiple intramuscular injections in Kemp’s ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii).” Melissa J. Joblon & Charles J. Innis
  • “Prevalence of atypical Brucella species in captive amphibians: A pilot study.”  Olivia Petritz & Caitlin Hepps Keeney
  • “Evaluation of the diagnostic performance of inflammatory biomarkers in Northwestern pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) with fungal-associated shell disease.” Richard R. Sim & Kelly Flaminio


  • “Variation in the peptide profiles and the cutaneous microbiomes of Plethodontid salamanders” Mr. Benjamin Holt
  • “Effects of dietary protein source and quantity on postprandial plasma uric acid levels in inland bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps).”  Dr. Christoph Mans
  • “Inhibitory Effects of Thrombocyte-Leukocyte Rich Plasma (TLRP) on Nannizziopsis guarroi.”  Dr. Krista Keller & Dr. Laura Adamovicz
  • “Effect of positioning on coelomic radiography and description of normal coelomic CT anatomy in lizards using the green iguana (Iguana iguana) as a model.” Dr. Laura A. B. Aguilar
  • “Toxicology study of ketoprofen on bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps).” Ms. Annabelle Vigneault


  • “Physiologic parameters and anesthetic recovery time using desflurane or isoflurane with 21% oxygen or 100% oxygen in the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)” Drs. Julie A. Balko, Craig A. Hams and Kate M. Bailey
  • “Pharmacokinetics of Mebendazole in Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas)” Drs. Brooke Burkhalter, Mark Martindale, David Duffy, Terry Norton and Ms. Catherine Eastman
  • “Preventing carapacial fossilization: Establishing short term and long term semen storage in chelonians” Mr. Sean M. Perry and  Mr. Mark A. Mitchell
  • “Pilotstudy: Evaluation of the seasonality of the male and female reproductive cycle in Aldabra Giant tortoises (Geochelone gigantea) in a zoological institution in the northern hemisphere” Ms. Maya Kummrow and Ms. Gaby Mastromanaco
  • “Evaluating housing parameters and their effects on snake welfare” Ms. Lauren Augustine and Mr. David Powell


  • Anti-Chytrid Amphibian Probiotics, Mr. Tim Korpita, McKenzie Lab, Colorado University,  Boulder
  • Lidocaine and Bupivicaine for Spinal Anesthesia in Bearded Dragons, Dr. Christoph Mans and Tatiana Ferreira, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Health Assessments of Gopher Tortoises, Drs. Justin Perrault, Annie Page-Karjian, and Charles Manire, Loggerhead Marinelife Center


  • Histopathologic evaluation of Palawan Forest Turtles confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade, Dr. Kenneth J. Conley and Sabine Schoppe
  • Pilot study for the establishment of reference values for the detection of Thyroid Diseases in Tortoises & turtles, Drs. Anke Stohr, Sabine Öfner, Rachel E Marschang, and Karina Mathes
  • Pharmacokinetics of Oxytetracycline after multiple SC doses during clinical use in sea turtles, Dr. Charles J. Innis


  • Monitoring Osmolarity and Plasma Analytes in Pogona vitticeps During Fluid Administration; Christoph Mans (Presented at the 2017 ARAV Annual Conference. Read the ARAV Proceedings Abstract Here!)
  • Evaluation of carotenoid assimilation in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius); Cojean O., MV (Presented at the 2017 ARAV Annual Conference Read the ARAV Proceedings Abstract here!.
  • Cardiovascular effects of intramuscular epinephrine used to hasten recovery time from isoflurane anesthesia in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis); Bonnie Gatson


  • Pharmacokinetics of Itraconazole and Voriconazole in Tuatara (Sphenodon punctuates); Sarah Alexander
  • Determining the glomerular filtration rate in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) using contrast-enhanced computed tomography and plasma clearance of iohexol; Jim Wellehan
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