University of Florida

Graduate Students

Angie Adkin
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: Michigan State University
Research area: Equine Physiology and Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Chris Mortensen

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Bahroz Ahmed
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Sulaimani, Iraq
B.S.: University of Sulaimani, Iraq
Research area: Dairy Cattle Physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Geoffrey Dahl

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Felipe Xavier Amaro
MS.: Student
BS.:
Research area: Ruminant Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Diwakar Vyas

 

Rocío Amorín
M.S.: Student.
B.S.: Bachelors degree in Biotechnology. ORT University. Montevideo, Uruguay.
Research area: Computational Biology and Genetics
Major Professor: Francisco Peñagaricano

 

Jose A. Arce-Cordero
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Colorado State University
B.S.: Universidad de Costa Rica
Research area: trace mineral nutrition in beef cattle
Major Professor: Dr. John Arthington

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Matheus Betelli Piccolo
M.S.:  Student
B.S.: Animal Science - São Paulo State University- UNESP (started on 2011 and finished on 2015)
Research area:  Puberty Achievement on Beef Heifers
Major Professor: Dr. Philipe Moriel

 

Leslie Blakely
M.S.:  Student
B.S.: Pre-Vet Sciences, Florida A&M University
Research area: Dairy Science
Major Professor: Dr. Corwin Nelson

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Jill Bobel
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: University of Florida
Research area: Equine Nutrition and Immunology
Major Professor: Dr. Lori Warren

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Luara Bertelli Canal
M.S.: Student
Research area: Beef Cattle Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. G. Cliff Lamb

 

Bethany Dado
M.S.:  Student
B.S.: Dairy Science and Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research area:  Lactation Biology and Mammary Physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Jimena Laporta

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Eliab Estrada Cortés
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: National University Autonomous of Mexico
B.S.: Autonomous University of Guerrero, Mexico
Research Area: Reproductive Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Peter J. Hansen

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Thiago F. Fabris
M.S.: Student
B.S.: PUC-MG (Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais) - Brazil
Research area: Animal Science (Environment- Heat Stress)
Major Professor: Dr. Geoffrey Dahl

 

Peixin Fan
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: China Agricultural University, Animal Science
B.S.: China Agricultural University, Animal Nutrition and Feed Science
Research area:  Animal Microbiology
Major Professor: Dr. K.C. Jeong

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Fernanda Carolina Ferreira
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
B.S.: Cornell University
Research area:Dairy Cattle Management and Economics
Major Professor: Dr. Albert DeVries

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Pedro L. P. Fontes
PhD: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
D.V.M.: São Paulo State University
Research area: Beef cattle reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. G. Cliff Lamb

 

Mariana E. Garcia-Ascolani
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: Agricultural Engineer - Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (PY)
Research area: Ruminants Nutrition - Feed Additives
Major Professor: Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

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Mesfin M. Gobena
M.S.:  Student
DVM: Addis Ababa University
Research area: Genomics of Resilience in Sheep to Climatic Stressors
Major Professor: Dr. Raluca Mateescu

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Heather Hamblen
M.S.:  Student
B.S.:  University of Florida,  Agriculture Education and Communication
Research area:  Beef Cattle genetics
Major Professor:  Dr. Raluca Mateescu

 

Tayler Hansen
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Kentucky
B.S.: University of Florida
Research area: Equine Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Lori Warren

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Clarissa Harris
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Fort Valley State University
B.S.: Fort Valley State University
Research area: Meat Science/Food Safety
Major Professor: Dr. Sally K. Williams

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Darren Henry
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: Texas A&M University
Research area: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

 

Catherine "Laney" Hixson
M.S.: Student
B.S.: University of Tennessee at Martin
Research area:  Animal Behavior and Welfare
Major Professor: Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon

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Kelsey Horvath
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Edinburgh
B.S.: University of California, Davis
Research area: Animal Behavior
Major Professor: Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon

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Liala Ibrahim
M.S.: Student
M.S.: University of Benghazi
B.S.: University of Benghazi
Research area : Seminal Plasma regulates embryo development in dairy cow.
Major Professor : Dr. John Bromfield

 

Yun Jiang
Ph.D: Student
M.Sc.: University of Florida
B.S.: Nanjing Agricultural University
Research area: Ruminant Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Adegbola T. Adesogan

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Gulnur Jumatayeva
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: Kazakh National Agricultural University
Research area: Goods-engineer of non-food animal products
Major Professor: Dr. Peter Hansen

 

Mercedes F. Kweh
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: University of Miami
Research Area: Bovine Vitamin D receptor
Major Professor: Dr. Corwin Nelson

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Taylor Langford
M.S.: Student
Research area: Extension/Food Safety/Meat Science
Major Professor: Dr. Jason Scheffler

 

Choonghee Lee
Ph.D.: Student
M.Sc.: Kyung Hee University
B.Sc.: Kyung Hee University
Research area: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bioinformatics
Major Professor: Dr. K.C. Jeong

 

Shinyoung Lee
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Kyunghee University
B.S.: Kyunghee University
Research area: Bioinformatics, Antimicrobial resistance
Major Professor: Dr. K. C. Jeong

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Pedro Levy Fontes
M.S.: Student
D.V.M.: São Paulo State University
Research area: Beef cattle nutrition and reproduction Major Professor: Dr. G. C. Lamb

 

Chengcheng Li
Ph.D.: Student
B.S.: Shandong Agricultural University
Research Area: Cell Physiology
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Wohlgemuth

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Bianca Libanori Artiaga
Ph.D.: Student
D.V.M.: Universidade Federal de Goiás - Brazil
M.S.: University of Florida
Research area: Swine Immunology
Major Professor: Dr. John Driver

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Zhengxin Ma
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: China Agricultural University
Research area: Microbiology
Major Professor: Dr. K.C. Jeong

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Gleise Medeiros Da Silva
M.Sc.: Student
B.Sc.: Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Recife, Brazil.
Research area: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. John D. Arthington

 

Kyle M. Mendes
M.S.:  Student
B.S.: Fresno State University
Research Area: Meat Science
Major Professor: Dr. Chad Carr

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Ana Mesa
Ph.D.: Student 
M.Sc.: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
B.S: Universidad Nacional de Colombia 
Research area: Equine reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Chris Mortensen

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Francine Messias Ciriaco Silva
Ph.D.: Student
M.Sc.: University of Florida
B.S.: São Paulo State University, Dracena, Brazil
Research area: Beef Cattle Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

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Katie Miranda
M.S.: Non-Thesis Student
Research area: Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Fields

 

Shira Newman
M.S.: Student 
B.S.: B.A. in Biology and Philosophy, Drew University
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Fields

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Olutoye Olowolafe
M.Sc.: Student
B.Sc.: Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Research area: Meat Science
Major Professor: Dr. Sally Williams

 

Nicola Oosthuizen
M.S.: Student
B.S.: University of Pretoria - South Africa
Research area: Beef Cattle Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Cliff Lamb

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William Ortiz
M.S.: Student
B.S.: Southern Illinois University
Research area: Dairy Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Staples

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Pornpamol Pattamanont
Ph.D.: Student
M.Sc.: Ruminant Nutrition, Kasetsart University, Thailand
B.Sc.: Animal Sciences, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Research area: Dairy cattle management
Major Professor: Dr. Albert De Vries

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Michael Poindexter
M.S.: Student
B.S.: University of Arizona
Research area: Herd Health and Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Corwin Nelson

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Laura Patterson Rosa
Ph.D.: Student
DVM.: Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) - Brazil
Research area: Equine Genetics
Major Professor: Dr. Samantha Brooks

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Andres Alfredo Pech Cervantes
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Autonomous University of Yucatan Mexico
B.S.: Technological University of Conkal Mexico
Research area: Ruminant Nutrition Fibrolytic Enzymes to Enhance Dairy Production in Tropics
Major Professor: Dr. Adegbola Adesogan

 

Ariane Pereira de Sousa
Ph.D: Student
DVM: Federal University of Bahia
Major Professor: Dr. Stephanie Wohlgemuth

 

Verónica M. Negrón Pérez
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: University of Missouri
Research area: Roles of chemokines on early embryonic development
Major Professor: Dr. Peter J. Hansen

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Rachel Piersanti
Ph.D.: Student
D.V.M.: Federal University of Goias
Research area: Reproduction physiology in dairy cattle
Major Professor: Dr.John Bromfield

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Ethan Propp
M.S.: Student
B.S.: Oklahoma State University
Research area: Meat Science
Major Professor: Dr. Chad Carr

 

Juliana Ranches
Ph.D.: Student
M.Sc.: University of Florida
B.S.: São Paulo State University, Botucatu, Brazil
Research area:Identification of differences in selenium and copper requirements and metabolism among Brahman (Bos indicus) and Angus (Bos taurus) cattle.
Major Professor: Dr. John D. Arthington

 

Ellen Rankins
M.S.: Student
B.S.:  Auburn University
Research area:  Equine behavior and welfare as it relates to therapeutic riding.  
Major Professor:  Dr. Carissa Wickens

 

Jason Rizo
M.S.: Student
B.S.: Zamorano Agricultural University
Research area: Role of seminal plasma in the female reproductive tract.
Major Professor: J. J. Bromfield

 

Claudia Rodriguez
M.S.: Student
B.S.: University of Florida
Research area: Equine Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Saundra TenBroeck

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Lautaro Rostoll Cangiano          
M.S.: Student
B.S.: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Research area: Ruminant Nutrition 
Major Professor: Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

 

Carla D. Sanford
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Texas Tech University
B.S.: University of Georgia
Research area: Beef Cattle Reproduction
Major Professor: Dr. Cliff Lamb

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Tessa Schulmeister
M.Sc.: Student
B.S.: Northern Illinois University
Research area: Animal Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo

 

Anil Sigdel
M.S.: Student
B.V.Sc. & A.H.: Tribhuvan University
Research Area: Dairy Cattle Genomics
Major Professor: Dr. Francisco Peñagaricano

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Junyi Tao
Ph.D.: Student
B.S.: Zhejiang University
Research area: Ruminant microbiology
Major Professor: Dr. Timothy Hackmann

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Lin Teng
Ph.D: Student
M.S.: University of Florida
B.S.: Huazhong Agricultural University
Research area: Microbiology and Bioinformatics
Major Professor: Dr. K. C. Jeong

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Paula Tribulo
Ph.D.: Student
D.V.M.: Catholic University of Cordoba
M.Sc.: University of Saskatchewan
Research area: Wnt signaling in preimplantation embryos
Major Professor: Dr. Peter J. Hansen

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Achilles Vieira Neto
Ph.D.: Student
M.Sc.: University of Florida
D.V.M.: Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
Research area: Postpartum disease and their effect on reproductive performance of dairy cows
Major Professor: Dr. José Eduardo P. Santos

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Guan Yang
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: Washington State University
B.S.: Hunan Agricultural University
Research area: Swine Immunity
Dr. John Driver

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Cheng Ye
Ph.D.: Student
B.S.: Huazhong Agriculture University
Research area: Type 1 diabetes
Dr. John Driver

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Marcos G. Zenobi
Ph.D.: Student
B.S.: National University of Cordoba
Research area: Ruminant Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. Charles Staples

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Roney Zimpel
Ph.D.: Student
M.S.: State University of West Parana
B.S.: Pontifical Catholic University of Parana
Research area: Animal Reproduction and Nutrition
Major Professor: Dr. José Eduardo P. Santos

 

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