Students

Graduate Students


Hugo Monteiro – Ph.D. Student

  • 2020-2021 President of the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association at University of Florida
  • 2020 Latin American Caribbean Scholarship, University of Florida
  • 2019 Department of Animal Sciences Top-up Graduate Student Award
  • 2019 UF CALS International Student Outstanding Achievement Award
  • ADSA Graduate Student Division (GSD) treasurer (2019 – 2020)
  • 2019 UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grant
  • Recipient of the 2017 ADSA Annual meeting 3rd place poster competition
  • Recipient of the 2017 UNR Graduate School Travel Award
  • B.S. Maringa State University, Parana, Brazil


James Vinyard – Ph.D. Student

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


Anay Ravelo – M.S. Student

  • 2020 Florida Feed Association Scholarship
  • 2019 Department of Animal Sciences Top-up Graduate Student Award
  • UF Department of Animal Sciences MS Partial Assistantship
  • UF College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s List (2016 – 2019)
  • Susan Brown Memorial Scholarship Recipient (2016 – 2019)
  • Adonel Concrete Scholarship Recipient (2016 – 2019)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Recipient (2016)
  • B.S. – University of Florida


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


Sarong So – 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)


Nicole Ferrer

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Summer 2020)


Morgan Mills

  • Research Assistant


Hannah Child

  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (Summer and Fall 2020)


Lauren Gilbertsen

  • Research Assistant


Keana Esmkhani

  • Research Assistant


Alexandre Winter

  • Research Assistant


Skylar Carstairs

  • Research Assistant


Grant Yungmann

  • Research Assistant


Naia Mion-Bet

  • Research Assistant


Karissa Parker

  • Research Assistant


Areti Papanikas

  • Research Assistant


Andrea Peterson

  • Research Assistant



Teaching Assistants


Victoria Heijn (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Maya Jimenez (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Leah Kapela (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Bethany McLean (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Hannah Hausmann (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Jenna Sujdak (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Katie Eichler (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Georgie Arsenault (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Brooke Logan (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Shelley Jersey (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Elise Grandy (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Keana Esmkhani (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Naia Mion-Bet (Spring 2021)

  • Teaching Assistant


Donations

If you wish to support Livestock Nutrition Research at UF you can contribute with donations.

Donations are used for research to support improving livestock operations locally and globally. Contributions to the Faciola Laboratory at UF are tax deductible to the extent authorized by law. Please contact us if you have any questions. Acknowledgments of gifts will be made at the request of the donor. We deeply appreciate your support! Go Gators!