Graduate Students

Kathryn Bach

Kathryn Bach

Kathryn Bach

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): The epidemiology of subclinical mastitis and its association with negative energy balance in the transition cow.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Jessica McArt

Ewa Bachminska

Ewa Bachminska

Ewa Bachminska

Graduate Student

Masters Program
Years of Study: 2016 to 2018
Research Area(s): Animal welfare and wildlife conservation
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Debbie Cherney

Annabelle Beaver

Annabelle Beaver

Annabelle Beaver

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2017
Research Area(s):  Johne's Disease in dairy cows: Identification and quantification of MAP in milk.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Ynte Schukken

Lucia Borlle

Lucia Borlle

Lucia Borlle

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2016 to 2020
Research Area(s): Ovarian cancer using a hens model
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Pat Johnson

Luciano Caixeta

Luciano Caixeta

Luciano Caixeta

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to ? (leave of absence)
Research Area(s): ​Transition period of dairy cows with emphasis on the role of FGF-21 in lipid metabolism, epidemiology of metabolic diseases in early lactation, and dairy production parameters.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Yves Boisclair

Ariel Carruth

Ariel Carruth

Ariel Carruth

Graduate Student

Master of Professional Studies
Years of Study: 2016 to 2017
Research Area(s): FGF-21's influence on metabolism
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Debbie Cherney

Michael Dineen

Michael Dineen

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2017
Research Area(s): Evaluation and modification of the CNCPS for Irish dairy cows in pasture-based systems.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Michael Van Amburgh

Erika Korzune Ganda

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2017​
Research Area(s): Milk Quality, Microbial Diversity and the dynamics of the changes in microbial diversity before, during and after the treatment of mastitis.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho

Svetlana Lima

Svetlana Lima

Svetlana Lima

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2017
Research Area(s): Investigating the microbiome role in the bovine health and milk production.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Rodrigo Bicalho

Jinjing Liu

Jinjing Liu

Jinjing Liu

Graduate Student

Master's Program
Years of Study: 2016 to 2018
Research Area(s): Vaccination against Fusobacteria Nucleatum for Colorectal Cancer Immunoprevention.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Yung-fu Chang
 

Emmaline Long

Emmaline Long

Emmaline Long

Graduate Student

Masters Program
Years of Study: 2012 to 2016
Research Area(s): Utilization of yield monitors to measure forage (alfalfa and corn silage), yield and improve whole farm nutrient management.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Quirine Ketterings

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): Sustainable livestock systems with a focus on forage quality and nutrient management for double crop rotations in dairy production.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Quirine Ketterings

Andrew Magnuson

Andrew Magnusen

Andrew Magnuson

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2016 to 2020
Research Area(s): Nutrition, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Xingen Lei

Matt McCullouch

Matt McCullouch

Graduate Student

Masters Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2016
Research Area(s): Parasite evaluations of cattle and water buffalo
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr Mike Thonney and Dr Dwight Bowman

Asha Miles

Asha Miles

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): Genetic mechanisms underlying mastits susceptibility in dairy cattle.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Heather Huson

Rodrigo Molano

Rodrigo Molano

Graduate Student

Master's Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2016
Research Area(s): Nutritional strategies to facilitate the transition to ruminant of dairy calves
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr.Michael Van Amburgh

Kenlyn Peters

Kenlyn Peters

Kenlyn Peters

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2018
Research Area(s):Epidemiology, particularly zoonotic diseases.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Hussni Mohammed

Cassandra Stambuk

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2019
Research Area(s):  Animal Genetics, focusing on dairy cows and possible predisposition to mastitis and specific hoof diseases.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
Advisor: Dr. Heather Huson

Tao Sun

Tao Sun

Graduate Student

Masters Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2017
Research Area(s): Algae Digestion
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Xingen Lei

Lan Ngoc Ly Tu

Lan-Tu

Lan Ngoc Ly Tu

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2012 to 2017
Research Area(s): mitochondria biology, lipid metabolism
Graduate Field: Molecular and Integrative Physiology
​Advisor: Dr. Vimal Selvaraj

Robert Wijma

Robert Wijma

Robert Wijma

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2017
Research Area(s): Dairy cattle reproduction physiology and management.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Julio Giordano

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2019
Research Area(s): Transition cow nutrition and health.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Tom Overton

Amy Zhao

Amy Zhao

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2019
Research Area(s): Mitochondrial cholesterol transport and steroidogenesis
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor:  Dr. Vimal Selvaraj

Zeping Zhao

Zepling Zhao

Zeping Zhao

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2012 to 2017
Research Area(s):  Metabolism and molecular mechanism of high dietary selenium intake induced type 2 diabetes.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Xingen Lei

Martin Zinicola

Martin Zinicola

Martin Zinicola

Graduate Student

Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): Production Medicine, Epidemiology and Microbiology. Current research: Bovine Lameness.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Rodrigo Bicalho