University of Florida

Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association (ASGSA)

The Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association (ASGSA) is very active in promoting career development, academic success, and social interaction between graduate students and faculty. Each year ASGSA sponsors a number of events including the Distinguished Lecturer Series which brings an outstanding member of the field to UF for seminars, and personal meetings with lab groups and students; social events such as the ASGSA Hog Roast and Stick Horse Rodeo, and fundraiser's that support student travel grants and other activities of the organization.

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President Sossi Iacovides
Vice President Fernanda Ferreira
Secretary Nicky Oosthuizen
Treasurer Mike Poindexter
Public Relations Choong Lee
Professional Development Darren Henry
Social Chair Charlotte Mason


Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition
Department of Animal Sciences
Peter J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor & L.E. "Red" Larson Professor
Reproductive Biology/Environmental Physiology
Department of Animal Sciences