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Department of Animal Sciences


Dr. Lisa Bielke and Dr. Benjamin Bohrer selected as part of the 2022-2023 STARS Program cohort.

June 29, 2022
11 researchers selected as part of the 2022-2023 STARS Program cohort

In response to the university-wide commitment to research, CFAES is again offering a college-level effort to identify and develop the next generation of research leaders among early and mid-career tenure track faculty.

The goal of the STARS program is to propel emerging research leaders – those individuals with the interest, vision, and motivation – to take their research programs to a higher and more collaborative level.

Participants selected for the 2022-2023 STARS cohort are primarily early-to-mid-career faculty with at least two years in their current position from a variety of CFAES departments. During the course of the program, the cohort will:

  • Develop leadership and management skills to assemble and oversee large teams and projects
  • Build a record of accomplishments to become more competitive for major grants
  • Produce Research Action Plans as roadmaps for success in the pursuit of major extramural funding
  • Network with colleagues, leaders, and industry partners who will advocate and support the development of large, innovative, and impactful research programs.

Meet the cohort