Alumni


Dr. Virginia Lucia Neves Brandao (Ph.D. Student 2015-2019)

  • Recipient of the 2015-2016 Kleberg Scholarship
  • 2016 Graduate Student Summer Intern at Elanco Animal Health
  • Recipient of the 2016 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2017 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2018 First place poster competition, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Graduate Symposium
  • 2019 Ph.D Student of the Year, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida
  • 2019 UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grant


Dr. Xiaoxia Dai (Ph.D. Student 2015-2019)

  • Recipient of the 2015-2016 Kleberg Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 2016 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2016 Regents Higher Education Opportunity Award for International Graduate Student
  • Recipient of the 2017 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • 2019 UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grant
  • Postdoc fellow at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, ARS-USDA


Dr. Lorrayny Galoro da Silva (Ph.D. Student 2015-2019)

  • Recipient of CNPq full Ph.D. Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 2016 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2017 Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholar Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 2017 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2018 Latin American Caribbean Scholarship, University of Florida
  • Scientist at IZ (Animal Science Institute, Brazil)


Dr. Patricia Louvandini (2018-2019)

  • Visiting Scientist from the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology – CENA/USP, Brazil


Takoha Harden (2019)

  • Animal, Poultry, and Veterinary Sciences Major at Tuskegee University
  • Summer 2019 Research Assistant


Anuthida Seankamsorn (Aon) – Visiting Ph.D. Student (2019)

  • B.S. – Khon Kaen University, Thailand


Richard Lobo – Visiting M.S. Student (2019)

  • M.S. – University of Sao Paulo, Pirassununga, SP, Brazil
  • B.S. – Sao Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil


Lais Tomaz – Visiting M.S. Student (2019)

  • M.S. – Sao Paulo State University, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  • B.S. – Sao Paulo State University, Dracena, SP, Brazil


Harrell Phillips III (2018-2019)

  • Research Assistant


Hannah-Kate Camilli (2019)

  • Research Assistant


Jenya Graham (2019)

  • Research Assistant


Brooke Patrusky (2019)

  • Research Assistant


Maria Roa Forster (2018-2019)

  • Research Assistant
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida


Akshay Sadeeshkumar (Spring 2019)

  • Teaching Assistant


Alexa Chiroussot (Spring 2019)

  • Teaching Assistant


Ye-Won Lee (2018)

  • Research Assistant


Lydia Clegg (2018-2019)

  • Research Assistant


Paula Monllor Guerra (Summer 2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. student from Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain


Gleide Medeiros (Spring 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant


Dr. Andres Pech Cervantes (Spring 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant


Sara Miller (Spring 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida


Laura Harms (Spring 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida


Veronica Alamo (Spring 2018)

  • Teaching Assistant


Mariana Nehme (Fall 2018)

  • Visiting Research Assistant from the Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
  • Accepted in the Anim. Sci. MS program at UF under Dr. Santos mentorship


Dr. Claudia Sampaio (2016-2017)

  • Visiting Scientist from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil


Katelyn Perez (2018)

  • Research Assistant
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Jean Pacheco (Spring 2018)

  • Research Assistant


Ana Laura Lelis (2017-2018)

  • Research Assistant


Ana Luiza Mendonca Gomes (2018)

  • Visiting B.S. Student from Maringa State University, Brazil


Perivaldo Carvalho (2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student from Federal University of Mato Grosso University, Brazil


Leni Lima (2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student from Federal University of Mato Grosso University, Brazil


Dr. Rasiel Restelatto (2017-2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student from Federal University of Parana University, Brazil
  • Assistant Professor in Parana, Brazil


Dr. Andre Sanches de Avila (2017-2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student from Western Parana State University, Brazil


Dr. Andressa Faccenda (2017-2018)

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student from Maringa State University, Brazil


Dr. Eduardo Marostegan de Paula (Ph.D. Student 2013-2017)

  • Recipient of the 2014 Nevada Woolgrowers Association Award
  • Recipient of the 2014 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2015 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2016 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2017 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • Recipient of the 2017 Kemin ADSA Travel Grant
  • Scientist at IZ (Animal Science Institute, Brazil)


Alex Nixon (2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Kaitlin Woodburn (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Meagan Wood (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Honors Program
  • Recipient of the Honors Undergraduate Research Award
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University


Jeisy Martinez (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Ellen Israel (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Serena Roloson (2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Alexa Rash (2016)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Breanna Kjoll (2016-2017)

  • Junior at the Davidson Academy High School – Student Research Assistant


Melissa Bujanda (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • CABNR Student Ambassador
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University


Shehnav Sekhon (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University


Matty Banks (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Brena Santos Oliveira (2016)

  • Ph.D. Student and Visiting Scholar from Santa Cruz State University (UESC), Brazil


Sean Yocke (2016)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Diana Ivey (2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, Senior Thesis


Makayla Ragnone (2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Kailyn Murphy (2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Recipient of AmeriCorps & Urban Roots scholarship


Dr. Imani Nicolis (2013-2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Recipient of AmeriCorps & Urban Roots scholarship
  • DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University


Kayla-Marie Arenas (2014-2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • CABNR Student Ambassador
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University


Dr. Lays Debora Silva Mariz (2014-2015)

  • Ph.D. Student and Visiting Scholar from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.
  • Assistant Professor at Federal University of Ceara, Brazil


Dr. Jamie Bunkers (2013 – 2014)

  • Masters Student (Nutrition Graduate Program) Co-advised with Dr. Dale Holcombe
  • 2014 CABNR Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University


Dr. Kate Preece (2014 – 2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University


Rebecka Bittner (2015-2016)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • 2016 CABNR Outstanding Undergraduate Veterinary Science Student Award
  • Accepted at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland!


Dr. Paloma de Melo Amaral (2014-2015)

  • Ph.D. Student and Visiting Scholar from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.


Helio Henrique Araujo Costa (2015)

  • Ph.D. Student and Visiting Scholar from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


Dr. Brad Amorati (2013 – 2014)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Recipient of Friends of CABNR scholarship
  • Recipient of AmeriCorps & Urban Roots scholarship
  • 2014 CABNR Outstanding Undergraduate Veterinary Science Student Award
  • DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University


Hugo Monteiro (2014-2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Recipient of CNPq Scientific Mobility Program Scholarship
  • Working on a Ph.D. degree in ruminant nutrition in the Faciola Lab


Dr. Pedro Del Bianco Benedeti (2014-2015)

  • Ph.D. Student and Visiting Scholar from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil.
  • Assistant Professor of Beef Cattle and Ruminant Nutrition, Santa Catarina State University (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC), Chapecó, SC, Brazil


Yenling Yeh (2013-2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • MS from UNR in Meat Science with Dr. Amilton de Mello


Farnaz Malekjahani (2014)

  • Ph.D. student and Visiting Scholar from Ferdowsi University, Iran


Beatriz Pavoni Ribas (2015)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Recipient of CNPq Scientific Mobility Program Scholarship


Samantha Strege (2014)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
  • Accepted at the Graduate School at UNR


Marisa Julian (2013-2014)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, Senior Thesis


Samira Fatehyar (2014-2016)

  • Undergraduate Student Research Assistant and Audio & Video Expert
  • 2016 CABNR Outstanding Undergraduate Agricultural Science Student Award
  • MS in Economics from UNR
  • MS from the School of Business at Pepperdine University


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