College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

2018 ANSC Annual Symposium

Drs. Chad Stahl, Tom Lawlor, and Li Ma
Drs. Chad Stahl, Tom Lawlor, and Li Ma

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences held the 32nd Annual Symposium on May 22. This full-day event showcased our department's ongoing research as presented by our graduate students and postdocs. The keynote speaker was Dr. Tom Lawlor, Executive Director of Research and Development for Holstein Association, USA. Dr. Lawlor’s talk was entitled “Transferring Science into Practice: Uptake of genomic information in the dairy industry.” Graduate students and postdocs competed throughout the day with posters and oral presentations. Many thanks to our speaker and the other guest judges: John Cole, Erin Connor, Kristen Gaddis, Robert Li, George Liu, and Jonathan Moyle. Here are this year’s winners:

Outstanding Ph.D. Student

Latisha Judd

Outstanding Masters Student

Kristina Davis

Staff Member of the Year

Michael Mobley

Graduate Student Poster Award

First Place:  Ian Chambers

Second Place:  Kristen Brady

Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award

First Place:  Jicai Jiang

Second Place:  Rini Pek

Research Assistant/Postdoc Poster Award

First Place:  Wei Zhang

Second Place:  Meghan Maguire

Research Assistant/Postdoc Oral Presentation Award

First Place:  Karyn Jourdeuil

Second Place:  Jaewook Chung

Shaffner Award for Research in Poultry

First Place:  Chaitra Surugihalli

Second Place:  Ronique Beckford

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