College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

2015 Annual Symposium

The Department’s Annual Symposium held on May 28, opened with Dr. Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Professor in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, giving the keynote talk. 
Dr. Wessling-Resnick’s research effort focuses on genetic disorders of iron metabolism at the molecular level and their implications in complex disease. Her keynote talk was entitled “The Belgrade Rat.” Graduate student competed throughout the day with oral and poster presentations until the late afternoon award ceremony and barbeque. Here are the award winners of the 2015 Annual Symposium:

Outstanding Ph.D. Student – Marie Iwaniuk
Outstanding Masters Student – Simon Beardsley

First Place Oral Presentation – Ankita Shah
Second Place Oral Presentation – Haarin Chun

First Place Poster Presentation – Tyler Frankel
Second Place Poster Presentation – Tim Sheets

First Place Shaffner Award – Ankita Shah
Second Place Shaffner Award – Serajus Salaheen

First Place Research Assistant/Postdoc Award – Andrew Shiffmacher
Second Research Assistant/Postdoc Award – Anjali Nandel

Staff Member of the Year – Jennifer Reynolds


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