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Dr. Karyn Jourdeuil was awarded a $20,000 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Association of Anatomists for her proposal, "Investigating the role of gap junctions and connexin proteins in chick...
In December, the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences welcomed Dr. Shawna Weimer to the faculty as an Assistant Professor, specializing in Poultry Extension. Dr. Weimer is originally from Iowa...
2019 December ANSC Graduates
The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources ceremony was held on December 19 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The University ceremony was held on December 18 at the Xfinity Center...
Dr. Kasey Moyes was awarded a $498,500 grant from USDA Animal Health Program (2018-22) for her proposal, “PlyC: Use of recombinant bacteriophage endolysin as a mastitis therapeutic in lactating dairy...
On June 30,2018 the public was invited to learn about the importance of local agriculture and the journey of food from the farm to the table at the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences’ and...
It has been announced that ANSC graduate student, Chaitra Surugihalli will be recognized with one of the Graduate School’s Outstanding Research Assistants Awards (AY 2018-19) at the Graduate School’s...
Rini Pek (left) and Chaitra Surugihalli with their posters
On November 13, graduate students, Chaitra Surugihalli from Dr. Sunny’s lab and Rini Pek from Dr. Hamza’s lab, were winners in the poster competition for Bioscience Day 2018 in the Stamp Student...
 Kasey Moyes and David Mangelsdorf
The 2018 Shorb Lecture, co-sponsored by ANSC and NFSC, was given on October 23 by Dr. David Mangelsdorf, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern...
Drs. Chad Stahl and Bhanu Telugu have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH for their proposal, “A...
Sixteen cooks faced off to win the coveted Cookoff ribbons this year on September 20. They made all sorts of exceptionally delicious dishes and the competition was fierce, but when the marbles were...
Building Healthy Food Systems
This October 4th, you're invited to the college's major summit focused on issues related to domestic and international food safety and security. We are thrilled to feature Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009...
Ray Stricklin
Dr. W. Ray Stricklin, long time member of the faculty of Animal and Avian Sciences passed away on September 5, 2018. Dr. Stricklin whose research was in Animal Behavior had recently retired from the...
Come join ANSC faculty, staff, and students for FREE FOOD! ANSC Concourse | September 20th, 2018 @5pm Come hungry, eat delicious food served by ANSC professors, and vote on your favorites!
UMC 1813 Campus Farm's high selling ewe lamb.
The Campus Farm successfully debuted its Katahdin sheep flock at a national sale when two spring 2018 ewe lambs brought premium bids at the 14th Annual National Katahdin Sale in Fishersville, VA on...
The University wide commencement was held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m in the Xfinity Center. The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences commencement ceremony was on May 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m...
Timothy Sheets presents his research at the 2018 Annual Symposium.
Timothy Sheets, doctoral candidate in Dr. Bhanu Telugu's laboratory, was recently selected for the young investigator travel award to present his research during the Large Animal Genetic Engineering...
Drs. Chad Stahl, Tom Lawlor, and Li Ma
The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences held the 32 nd Annual Symposium on May 22. This full-day event showcased our department's ongoing research as presented by our graduate students and...
The Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant to Dr. Bhanu Telugu in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to facilitate...
In his first race ever, Go Lassie Go, place 2nd in the 2nd race at Belmont racecourse on May 3, 2018 after an extremely slow start left him trailing the field. The colt (Buffum-Daylight Lassie) was...

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