College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

2016 Annual Symposium

The 30th Annual Symposium of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was held on June 3, 2016. Faculty, graduate students, staff, and invited guests participated in this all day, research focused event to celebrate our collective scholarship and the completion of another academic year.
 
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Rob Etches, President and CEO of Crystal Bioscience. His talk was entitled, “High tech and low tech - which trumps which?” The department’s ongoing research was showcased by the graduate students, postdocs and research assistants in 32 posters presented and 9 oral presentations. Congratulations to the competition winners.
 
The Award Winners of the 30th Annual Symposium
 
Outstanding Ph.D. Students
  • Megan Brown
  • Tyler Frankel 
First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award
  • Haarin Chun
Second Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award
  • Cynthia Scholte 
First Place Research Assistant/Postdoc Oral Presentation Award
  • Andrew Schiffmacher 
Second Place Research Assistant/Postdoc Oral Presentation Award
  • Anuj Kumar Sharma
First Place Shaffner Award for Research in Poultry
  • Serajus Salaheen
Second Place Shaffner Award for Research in Poultry
  • Kristen Brady
First Place Graduate Student Poster Award
  • Shelley Sandmaier
Second Place Graduate Student Poster Award
Laramie Pence
 
First Place Research Assistant/Postdoc Poster Award
  • Ki-Eun Park 
Second Place Research Assistant/Postdoc Poster Award
  • Jessica Martin
Staff Member of the Year
  • Tim Shellem
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