Department Roundup : March April 2015

  1. Welcome!

    Welcome to:

    • Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor, Columbus
    • Justin Keifer, ULAR Large Animal Veterinarian, Columbus
    • Deng Pan, Research Associate for Dr. Yu, Columbus
    • Nicole Berry, Agricultural Technician, Wooster
    • Miranda Burrell, Dairy Research Technician, Wooster
    • Gary Lowe, Research Associate for Dr. Fluaharty, Wooster

    Those who have chosen to move on to other pursuits:

    • Dr. Paul Kuber
    • Dr. Victor Ujor
    • Gabriella Cobellis
    • Jill Stiverson
  2. In the News

    Check out some press related to the Department of Animal Sciences:

    • "OSU to hold Inaugural Online Horse Auction", Ohio's Country Journal article. Buckeye Bonanza 2015.
    • "At meat-judging contest, college students settle their beefs behind bars". Columbus Dispatch article about meat judging contest hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences
    • "Records, busy shows highlight 2015 Ohio Spring Dairy Expo". Ohio's Country Journal article. Read how the Buckeye Dairy Club gets involved.
    • "Some breast milk sold online was mixed with cow’s milk, study finds". Columbus Dispatch article. The Mastitis Lab at OARDC was involved with the testing. Dr. Joe Hogan is a co-author on the research. (Also see the NPR article, "Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk")
    • "Capstone Courses Mesh Academics, Real World". CFAES News article about meat science course.
  3. Department Roundup

    Carmen Ohio

    A number of articles have been posted on the Department of Animal Sciences website. Browse the articles using the links below. USE YOUR BROWSER'S BACK ARROW TO EASILY RETURN TO THIS PAGE.

    Emeritus Professor D. Palmquist named Pioneer in Nutrition

    A significant honor.

    Students Present at Denman

    Two students came home with awards.

    An Evening of Excellence 2015

    Read about the social and program that took place March 27, 2015, at The Fawcett Center.

    DeBruin Inducted into Animal Science Hall of Fame

    Dr. Steven DeBruin, 2015 inductee into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame.

    Hull and Weaver Inducted into Dairy Science Hall of Service 2015

    Dr. Bruce Hull and Dr. Leon Weaver, 2015 inductees into the Dairy Science Hall of Service.

    Scholarships 2015

    Review the students who received scholarships for 2014-2015, who were honored at the Evening of Excellence.

    ASAS Scholar Recognition 2015

    Review the juniors and seniors who received ASAS Scholar Recognition at the Evening of Excellence.

    Animal Sciences Recognized at Ohio State's 2015 Leadership Awards

    Some animal sciences students were recognized at this university-wide event.

    101st Little International

    Read a summary about the event.

  4. Alumni, Emeriti, and Friends

    We remember Dr. Gene Isler, alumnus and emeritus professor of the Department of Animal Sciences. Dr. Isler died March 10, 2015. His obituary can be found at this link.

    We also remember Dr. John (Jack) Judy, shepherd and emeritus professor of the Department of Animal Sciences. Dr. Judy died April 11, 2015. His obituary can be found at this link.

    Emeritus professor Dr. Tom Turner, who owns Turner Shorthorns, showed two grand champions at the 201 Ohio Beef Expo: Grand Champion Shorthorn Female and Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Bull. Read more and view photos here.

    The March issue of the Buckeye Dairy News is now available.

  5. NIFA Animal Programs

    USDA NIFA is making it easier to follow happenings in its animal programs. Visit to see all the Programs related to animals under the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  6. Recently Published

    Denton BL, Diese LE, Firkins JL, Hackmann TJ. 2015. Accumulation of reserve carbohydrate by rumen protozoa and bacteria in competition for glucose. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(5):1823-9.

    Firkins JL, Fowler CM, Devillard E, Bequette BJ. 2015. Kinetics of microbial methionine metabolism in continuous cultures administered different methionine sources. J Dairy Sci 98(2):1178-94.

    Fowler CM, Plank JE, Devillard E, Bequette BJ, Firkins JL. 2015. Assessing the ruminal action of the isopropyl ester of 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoic acid in continuous and batch cultures of mixed ruminal microbes. J Dairy Sci 98(2):1167-77.

    Gott PN, Hogan JS, Weiss WP. 2015. Effects of various starch feeding regimens on responses of dairy cows to intramammary lipopolysaccharide infusion. J Dairy Sci 98(3):1786-96.

    Haerter CJ, Castagnino DS, Rivera AR, Lima LD, Silva HGO, Mendonca AN, Bonfim GF, Liesegang A, St-Pierre N, Teixeira IAMA. 2015. Mineral metabolism in singleton and twin-pregnant dairy goats. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 28(1):37-49.

    Keim SA, Kulkarni MM, McNamara K, Geraghty SR, Billock RM, Ronau R, Hogan JS, Kwiek JJ. 2015. Cow’s Milk Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet. Pediatrics 135(5).

    Li Y and Yu Z. 2015. Construction and evaluation of a genetic construct for specific detection and measurement of propionate by whole-cell bacteria. Biotechnol Bioeng 112(2):280-7.

    Li Y, Nelson MC, Chen P, Graf J, Li Y, Yu Z. 2015. Comparison of the microbial communities in solid-state anaerobic digestion (SS-AD) reactors operated at mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 99(2):969-80.

    Liu K, Atiyeh HK, Pardo-Planas O, Ramachandriya KD, Wilkins MR, Ezeji TC, Ujor V, Tanner RS. 2015. Process development for biological production of butanol from eastern redcedar. Bioresour Technol 176:88-97.

    McCutcheon JS, Morton LW, Zerby HN, Loerch SC, Miller L, Fluharty FL. 2015. Ohio livestock producers' perceptions of producing and marketing grass-based beef and lamb. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39(4):367-90.

    Shin S, Choi YM, Suh Y, Lee K. 2015. Delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) inhibits proliferation and myotube formation of avian QM7 myoblasts. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 179:37-43.

    Zhang Y, Ujor V, Wick M, Ezeji TC. 2015. Identification, purification and characterization of furfural transforming enzymes from Clostridium beijerinckii NCIMB 8052. Anaerobe 33:124-131.

  7. Buckeye Dairy Club Officers 2015-2016

    President Candace Lease
    First Vice-President Taylor Kruse
    Second Vice-President Kelsie Hinds
    Recording Secretary Marina Sweet
    Corresponding Secretary Katlyn Hulit
    Teasureer Kayla Oxendale
    CFAES Representative Angie Evers


  8. Ongoing Training at OSU

    Office of Research workshops: getting and managing research funding, IRB guidance, post doc topics, etc.

    Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) workshops: Carmen, iTunes U, accessibility, classroom technology, U.OSU.EDU, etc.

    University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) events on teaching: teaching, writing, planning, Course Design Institutes, etc.

    Research Commons, University Libraries events: data, copyright, funding, publishing, etc.

  9. Funding and Recognition Information

    Calendars of upcoming proposal deadlines: Available at any time on the department web site...under About Us tab, then under Employee Resources. No log-in required. Updated regularly. Target: faculty, staff members, post docs, graduate students, undergraduate students. Click here to go to pages. Remember, even though staff members cannot apply to many grants as the PI, they can apply for funding by working with a faculty member who can serve as PI.

    Limited Submission and Prize Report for FAES: Compiled by the Office of Research. These opportunities have internal (OSU) deadlines that must be met prior to the agency deadlines; internal approval is necessary for submission to agency. Link.

    Internal Funding Opportunities: The Ohio State University. Link.

    Funding for Research Related to Developing Countries: Opportunities listed at Feed the Future Innovation Lab (Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change), Colorado State University, "Research Communique"

    Award Nominations: The Awards Nomination Committee covers many of the award nominations. Contact the chairman of the committee, Dr. Mike Davis, with questions or if you wish to nominate someone.