Students

Graduate Students


James Vinyard – Ph.D. Student

  • UF Graduate School Ph.D. Preeminence Award
  • M.S. – University of Idaho
  • B.S. – Purdue University


Efstathios Sarmikasoglou – Ph.D. Student (AMCB)

  • 2019 Department of Animal Sciences Top-up Graduate Student Award
  • UF AMCB Ph.D. Partial Assistantship
  • Commendation for Highest Annual GPA, Agricultural University of Athens (2017)
  • Graduated 1st of his class (106 students)
  • B.S./M.S. – Agricultural University of Athens, Greece


Richard Lobo – Ph.D. Student (AMCB)

  • 2020 Latin American Caribbean Scholarship, University of Florida
  • M.S. – University of Sao Paulo, Pirassununga, SP, Brazil
  • 2018-2019 Visiting M.S. student University of Florida
  • 2016-2017 Visiting M.S. student Agrocampus Ouest, France
  • B.S. – Sao Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil


Norman Andino – M.S. Student (non-thesis)

  • Fulbright Laspau Scholar (2020-2022)
  • Dean’s List for Academic Achievement Award, National Agrarian University of Nicaragua
  • 2011 2nd place in the XIII scientific research project at the National Agrarian University of Nicaragua
  • B.S. – National Agrarian University, Mana, Nicaragua


Aneesa Bahman – M.S. Student

  • 2020-2021 Recipient of the George and Ruthana Davis Scholarship
  • UF Department of Animal Sciences MS Partial Assistantship
  • B.S. – University of Florida
  • UF IFAS Undergraduate Research Scholarship
  • James Hollis Tillman Scholarship
  • Christopher M. Squitieri Scholarship Fund
  • Florida Academic Scholars Award


Mikayla Johnson – M.S. Student

  • 2020-2021 Recipient of the George and Ruthana Davis Scholarship
  • UF Department of Animal Sciences MS Partial Assistantship
  • B.S. – Tuskegee University
  • Tuskegee University Deans List
  • Tuskegee Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholars
  • Undergraduate Zeta of the Year
  • Girl Scouts Silver Award


Szu-Wei Ma (Daniel) – M.S. Student

  • B.S. – National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Academic honors for ranking first in class (2015 and 2016)


Phussorn Sumadong (Pat) – Visiting Ph.D. Student

  • Ph.D. student at Khon Kaen University, Thailand


Kamonmas Dakaew (Gae) – Visiting Ph.D. Student

  • Ph.D. student at Khon Kaen University, Thailand


Undergraduate Research Students


Gina Tran

  • Research Assistant


Dakota Teems

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Fall 2020)


Morgan Mills

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant


Lauren Gilbertsen

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Summer 2020)


Areti Papanikas

  • Research Assistant


Bethany McLean

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Spring 2021)


Jenna Sujdak

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Spring and Summer 2021)


Xiaowen Ma

  • Research Assistant


Michael Watson

  • Research Assistant


Megan Sullivan

  • Research Assistant


Reine Labaky

  • Research Assistant


Grace Miller

  • Research Assistant



Teaching Assistants


Arbel Ben David (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Catalina Sandoval (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Kaylee Miranda (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Darwyn Howard (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Anay Ravelo (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Aneesa Bahman (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Mikayla Johnson (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Hannah Hausmann (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Jenna Sujdak (Summer 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


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