Department Roundup : May 2015

  1. Animal Sciences at 2015 CFAES Recognition Banquet

    The 2015 CFAES Recognition Banquet, "Should Have Seen It in Color," was held April 16 at the Ohio Union. A number of Animal and Meat Sciences students and faculty were recognized during the evening.

    • Outstanding (20) Seniors (and the mentors they recognized)
      • Joey Brown (Dr. Maurice Eastridge)
      • Brandon Colby (Dr. Maurice Eastridge)
      • Katherine Dowling (Dr. Pasha Lyvers Peffer)
      • Natalia Jurcak (Dr. Maurice Eastridge)
      • Caitlyn Mullins (Dr. Henry Zerby)
      • Samantha Parsons (Dr. Lynn Knipe)
      • Erin Williams (Dr. Mauice Eastridge)
    • Newcomb Scholars
      • Clint Gasser (Rank Two)
      • Gabrielle Ruble (Rank Three)
      • Caitlyn Mullins (Rank Four)
      • Ellen Schwieterman (ATI Horse Science, transferring to Animal Sciences)
    • OARDC Research Award
      • Michael McKinney (Advisor: Dr. Pasha Lyvers Peffer)
    • Outstanding Service to Students Award
      • Dr. Maurice Eastridge (nominated by Buckeye Dairy Club)
    • Outstanding Academic Mentor Award
      • Dr. Maurice Eastridge
    • CFAES Internship Award
      • Natalia Jurcak (Animal Welfare, University of British Columbia)
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Scholarship
      • Caitlyn Mullins
    • Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship
      • Joey Brown
    • Jill A. Pfister Outstanding First Year Student
      • Marina Sweet
      • Ashley Rose
    • Ed Johnson Outstanding Student Organization
      • Buckeye Dairy Club


  2. Shanmugasundaram First in Poster Competition

    Congratulations go out to Revathi Shanmugasundaram, Department of Animal Sciences, Wooster, who earned first place with her poster in the Research Assistants and Associates poster competition category at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's annual Research Conference April 16. The title of her poster was “Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis modulate intestinal cell signaling responses that activate T regulatory cell functions and mediates persistent infections in chickens," The work was done in the laboratory of Dr. Ramesh Selvaraj.

    More results can be found in the OARDC news article posted April 20.

  3. Scholar-Athletes from Animal Sciences

    Each year, the Ohio State Department of Athletics recognizes scholar-athletes at the Scholar-Athlete Dinner for their academic and athletic accomplishments, which include maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

    We recognize 2014-2015 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes who are majoring in animal sciences:

    • Emily Valli, Senior, St. Louis, MO, Women's Lacrosse
    • Kathleen Cook, Freshman, Atlanta, GA, Women's Swimming

    For the full list of scholar-athletes, click here.

  4. 2015 Annual Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic

    The 11th Annual, Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic was held at Fisher Auditorium in Wooster on March 28, 2015. In all, 235 Youth, Parents and Advisors signed up for this one day poultry clinic.

    Talks included: Pullets and Hens, Pigeon Breeds, Diseases of Small Flocks, Avian Anatomy/Necropsy, Basics of Poultry Feed, Incubators and Equipment, Market Broilers, Turkeys, Showmanship, Quality Assurance for Poultry, Skillathon, Avian Bowl and several discussion groups.

    OSU Animal Sciences personnel involved included John Anderson, Mike Lilburn, Ramesh Selvaraj, Mohammed El-Gazzar, Jarrod Snell, Keith Patterson, Jack Sidle and Julie Morris. 4H Extension personnel included Lucinda Miller and Jane Wright. Darrin Karcher and Richard Balander from Michigan State University and Bill Karcher from Eagle Nest Poultry were involved. Many volunteers pitched in to make this another very successful Clinic. Thanks to all!

  5. Other News

    Grant Price and Garrit Sproull were named Pork Checkoff scholarship recipients. Click here for article.

    Laura Schmuki was named a recipient of a 2015 Dairy Farmers of America Cares Foundaiton Scholarship. Click here for article.

    Animal Sciences faculty and staff on NBC: Closer Look At Listeria And The Tests Used To Find It

    Ashley Siska will be an D.C. intern in the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship Program. Click here for article.

    Included on Ohio Beef Ambassador Team for 2015: Darby Waldon and Laura Schmuki. Click here for article.

  6. Ongoing Training at OSU


  7. 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.