Two graduate students working with Dr. Julio Giordano

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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

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

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

Rohil Sahai Bhatnagar

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2016-2020
Research Area(s): International Food Science, Biofortification, Anemia, Bioavailability, Food therapy.
Graduate Field: Food Science
Advisor: Dr. Xingen Lei
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
Katherine Churchill

Katherine Churchill

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2011 to 2016
Research Area(s): Animal Science Nutritional Toxicology, mycotoxins in the food chain.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dan Brown

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
Kiersten Gorse

Kiersten Gorse

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): Reproductive Physiology
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Susan Quirk
Nikola Kochendoerfer
Master's Program
Years of Study: 2016 to 2018
Research Area(s): Dairy sheep management and nutrition
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Michael Thonney
Paul (Andrew) LaPierre

Paul (Andrew) LaPierre

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2016-2020
Research Area(s): Dairy Nutrition, Nutritional Modeling, Dairy Economics
Graduate Field: Animal Science
Advisor: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh

 
Francisco Leal-Yepes

Francisco Leal-Yepes

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2017
Research Area(s): Epidemiology and genetics of negative energy balance in transition dairy cows.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Daryl Nydam
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
 

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 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
Magdalena Masello Souza

Magdalena Masello

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2020
Research Area(s): Dairy Cattle Reproduction
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Julio Giordano

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

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

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

Cassandra Orndorff

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2020
Research Area(s): Hormonal regulation of metabolism.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Yves Boisclair
Chris Posbergh

Christian Posbergh

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2019
Research Area(s): Small Ruminant Genomics & Genetics
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr.Heather Huson
Kasey Schalich

Kasey Schalich

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2015 to 2020
Research Area(s): bovine reproductive physiology
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Vimal Selvaraj
Nathaniel Sibinga

Nathaniel Sibinga

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2016-2021
Research Area(s): Nutrition, Aquaculture, Alternative Feed Ingredients
Graduate Field: Food Science
Advisor: Dr. Xingen Lei
Cassandra Stambuk

Cassandra Stambuk

Graduate Student
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

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

Maureen Valentine

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2014 to 2018
Research Area(s): Ruminant nutrition and feed scarcity in India
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Debbie Cherney
Viju Vijayan Pillai

Viju Vijayan Pillai

Graduate Student
Doctorate Program
Years of Study: 2013 to 2018
Research Area(s): Reproductive Physiology; induced pluripotent stem cells.
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Vimal Selvaraj
Jessica Waltemyer

Jessica Waltemyer

Graduate Student
Master of Professional Studies
Years of Study: 2016 to ?
Research Area(s): ?
Graduate Field: Animal Science
​Advisor: Dr. Mike Van Amburgh
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

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
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

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