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Department of Animal Sciences


Undergraduate Research Going Strong in Animal Sciences

April 5, 2016

Undergraduate Research was the focus of another recent event at Ohio State. The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was held March 30. Eighteen animal sciences students presented their research posters. The following awards were given:

Agriculture/Environmental Science Category

1. Rachel Woodfint (Advisor: Kichoon Lee): Identification of Mucin 2 as a strong promoter for gut-specific genes

3. Jared Ashworth (Advisor: Jeffrey Firkins): Mitigation of methane in dairy cows by nitrate feed and yea-sacc supplementation

Honorable Mention. Clint Gasser (Advisor: Jeffrey Firkins): The effects of the interaction between nitrate and protozoa on methane production in continuous culture fermenters

Honorable Mention. Rachel Park (Advisor: Monique Pairis-Garcia, Magnus Campler): Impact of sow lameness on piglet weight and mortality

Honorable Mention. Ju Yeon (Jennifer) Park (Advisor: Kichoon Lee): Generation of knockout quail using the CRISPR-Cas9 system

Health Professions - Laborary / Cellular

2. John Rowe (Advisor: Prosper Boyaka): Role of intestinal epithelial cells NF-kB in host response to ingestion of low doses of cadmium