College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Chair's Welcome!

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was formed in 1997 through the merger of the Animal Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Science Departments. Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research and leisure. Our department fulfills a tripartite mission of research, teaching, and extension. Departmental research programs are focused in four areas:

The Animal Science graduate program offers advanced training in each of these research focus areas. More>>

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2015
Haarin Chun: "Intestinal ATP7A expression is coordinated with systemic copper homeostasis" 0408 ANSC, 3:30pm

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Students

Cosmos Scholars Grant

Tyler Frankel, graduate student in Dr. Edward Orlando’s lab, has been awarded a Cosmos Scholars Grant for 2015 in the amount of $1,690.

Peter W. Farin Memorial Student Travel Scholarship Award

Tricia Rowlison awarded Travel Scholarship Award by the International Embryo Transfer Society in the amount of $1,000.

International Teaching Fellows

Grad students, Sai Yuan in Dr. Kim's lab, and Yang Qu, in Dr. Moyes' lab, have been selected as 2014-2015 TLTC-Graduate School International Teaching Fellows.

2014 Faculty/Staff Cookoff

Students filled the concourse to sample the delicious entries by faculty and staff members for the 2014 Cookoff.

ASGSA Grants for Grads 2014 Winners

Three ANSC graduate students have each been awarded funding through the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association "Grants for Grads" program.

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Faculty/Staff

AAAS Fellows

Emeritus professors Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger and Dr. Ian Mather named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Rachel Dennis Joins ANSC

Dr. Rachel Dennis received her master’s degree from ANSC and has fond memories of visiting her grandparents who raised broiler chickens on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

Research

American Cancer Society Grant

Dr. Lisa Taneyhill was awarded a $792,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to study how epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions are regulated in neural crest cells.

 1.9 Million in NIDCR/NIH Grant Funding

Dr. Lisa Taneyhill has been awarded $1.9 million from NIDCR/NIH for her grant proposal entitled, “Neural crest and placode cell interactions during cranial gangliogenesis.”

NIFA-USDA Grant for Reproductive Research

Dr. Curry Woods was awarded $20,000 by NIFA-USDA for his research: “Teleost spermatozoal transriptomes: requisite foundation for functional genomics, sperm quality and male fertility.”

$1.6 Million Grant Funding from NIH-NIFA

Dr. Bhanu Telugu receives $1.6 million grant from NIH-NIFA for his research: "Generation of Zoonotic Influenza Resistant Recombinant Pigs via Site-directed Technology."

Extension

MD 4-H Overall Team Champions

The MD team at the 2014 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference was the top team in the Market Poultry division and the Market Egg division.

MD 4-H Dairy Judging Team Goes Abroad

Four team members of the Maryland 4-H Dairy Judging team had the opportunity to travel to UK and Ireland for the international dairy judging experience.

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