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On November 12th, graduate student Sohini Dutt from Dr. Hamza's lab was a winner in the poster competition on Bioscience Day 2019 held in Stamp Student Union. Her poster was entitled "Identifying...
Congratulations to Amy Burk, associate professor in Animal and Avian Sciences and leader of our equine program, for being elected as Chair of the Board for the National Association of Equine...
Graduation Spring 2019
The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources ceremony was held on May 23, 2019 at the Reckord Armory. The University ceremony was held on May 24th, 2019 at the Xfinity Center. ANSC Graduate...
Dr. Ignacy Mitztal & Dr. Jiuzhou Song
On April 18 in the ANSC lecture hall, Dr Ignacy Mitztal from University of Georgia presented his talk entitled, “Genetics and genomics across species – past, present and thoughts about future.” Dr...
Hannah Mader
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) was held June 23-26 in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended by ANSC students Hannah Mader, Rachael Rha, graduate student Amanda...
Abbi Santoni pictured with a blue duiker, the smallest species of antelope.
During the spring semester Abbi Santoni and Nancy Huffman, students in Dr.Monica VanKlompenberg's ANSC359 internship course, got up close and personal with exotic animals during their internships at...
33rd Annual Symposium
Click here for a full .pdf of the proceedings. This full-day event showcased our department’s ongoing research as presented by our graduate students and postdocs. The keynote speaker was Peter...
Dr. Monica VanKlompenberg was awarded the On-campus Professional Track Faculty Excellence Award on Wednesday, May 15th at the 2019 State of the College Awards & Service Recognition Ceremony. Dr...
Dr. Robert Peters received the 2019 Washington D.C. Area Chapter American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) Dr. Vernon G. Pursel Memorial Distinguished Service Award. The award was...
Dr. Porter and colleagues were awarded a fourth grant in the past three years from the USDA-NIFA for their proposal titled "Molecular Basis for Egg Production Rates in Turkey Hens". Meat production...
The Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota awarded Dr. Tom Porter with the Golden Alumni Award for Achievement in Academia. The Golden Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus from...
On June 26th 2019, Dr. Richard Erdman, Professor Emeritus, took over the role of Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Dairy Science Association (ASDA). Next year he will sit as...
ANSC Professor Sarah Balcom received a $20,000 Excellence in Teaching Fellowship from Course Hero & the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. This program provides “Genius Grants” to Tenure-Track and Non-...
Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9am-1pm | Valley-Ho Farm, 7800 Picnic Woods Rd, Middletown, MD RSVP for UMD's Second Annual Breakfast on the Farm at Valley-Ho Farm! RSVP HERE TODAY Breakfast on the Farm is...
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...
ANSC graduate student, Chaitra Surugihalli in Dr. Nishanth Sunny's lab was recognized with one of the Graduate School’s Outstanding Research Assistants Awards (AY 2018-19) at the Graduate School’s...

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