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Animal Science faculty and staff consist of strong leadership focused on undergraduate curriculum, improved facilities, expanded livestock and facility resources, recruitment of the best graduate students and stakeholder input and support. Choose a section under People to view our directory.


People

Faculty

Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks

Associate Professor — Equine Physiology

samantha.brooks@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. Samantha Brooks became interested in equine research and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Biotechnology. She remained at the University of Kentucky to study at the Gluck Equine Research Center. While there she earned her Ph.D. in Veterinary Science, specializing in Equine Genetics.

Justin Callaham

Lecturer

callaham@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. Daigneault conducts research to identify reasons for infertility in livestock and humans. His research addresses embryo origins of pregnancy failure with an emphasis on paternal contributions and gene-environment interactions that alter sperm function and embryo development.

Brad Daigneault

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology

b.daigneault@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. Daigneault conducts research to identify reasons for infertility in livestock and humans. His research addresses embryo origins of pregnancy failure with an emphasis on paternal contributions and gene-environment interactions that alter sperm function and embryo development.

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Joel McQuagge

Instructor in Equine Behavior and Management

mcquagge@ufl.edu

BIO

Joel McQuaggle is the Faculty Supervisor of the UF Horse Teaching Unit and Equine Science Center, Extension: Area of Speciality; Youth and Adult Programing on a Variety of Equine Topics, Teaching: Area of Speciality; Horsemanship, Horse Psychology and Training.

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Saundra TenBroeck

Associate Professor

sht@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. TenBroeck has served UF/IFAS as a Department of Animal Sciences faculty member since the fall 1985. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Clemson University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in reproductive physiology from Texas A&M.

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Lori Warren

Associate Professor - Equine Nutrition

lkwarren@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. Warren directs the equine nutrition program at UF. Her research evaluates the effects of nutrition on immune function, athletic performance, and reproduction in horses. She also works on identifying management and nutrition solutions that will minimize the environmental impact of manure on water quality.

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Carissa Wickens

Assistant Professor

cwickens@ufl.edu

BIO

Dr. Wickens serves as State Horse Specialist conducting adult equine extension programs and developing educational resources for equine owners. She conducts applied research in horse behavior and welfare, equine nutrition, and management.

Equine Staff

Katy Bissinger

Agricultural Assistant II
Phone: (352) 622-7084

Angela Chandler

Horse Teaching Unit & Equine Sciences Center Manager 
Phone: (352) 392-3922

Wendy DeVito

Equine Extension Youth Programs Coordinator
Phone: (352) 392-1912

Students

Ana Margarita Arias Esquivel
M.S.: Student
B.S.: Universidad de Costa Rica
Research area: Equine Behavior and Welfare
Major Professor: Dr. Carissa Wickens

 

Katy Bissinger
M S.: Student
B.S.: University of Florida
Research: Equine
Major Professor: Dr. Lori Warren

 

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

Laura Patterson Rosa

Caroline C. Vasco
Ph.D.:Student
M.S.:Federal Rural University of Pernambuco - Brazil
B.S.: Federal Rural University of Pernambuco - Brazil
Research area: Equine Nutrition and Behavior
Major Professor: Dr. Carissa Wickens

Caroline C. Vasco

Extension

Beef DairyEquineMeat | Youth

Beef

John Arthington

Beef Cattle Management
Phone: (863) 735-1314
Fax: (863) 735-1930

Range Cattle REC- Ona
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865

Mario Binelli

Assistant Professor of Physiology
Phone: (352) 392-7560

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 499, Shealy Drive, Room 122C
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611

Nicolas DiLorenzo

Beef Cattle Specialist
Phone: (850) 394-9124
Extension 107
Fax: (850) 482-9917

Department of Animal Sciences
North Florida Research and Education Center
3925 Highway 71
Marianna, FL 32446
Faculty Page

Angela M. Gonella D.

Beef Cattle Reproduction Specialist
Phone: (850) 526-1612
Fax: (352) 846-6617

Department of Animal Sciences
North Florida Research and Education Center
3925 Highway 71
Marianna, FL 32446
Faculty Page

Philipe Moriel

Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist
Phone: (863) 735-1314, ext 208

Range Cattle Research and Education Center
Web page (RCREC)

 

Todd Thrift

Beef Cattle Management
Phone: (352) 392-8597
Fax: (352) 392-7652

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Dairy

Albert De Vries

Economics
Phone: (352) 294-6983

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 499, Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page
Personal page

Colleen Larson

Regional Dairy Extension Agent, South Florida
Phone: (863) 763-6469

Okeechobee Extension Office
458 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Francisco Peñagaricano

Genetics
Phone: (352) 294-6988

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 499, 2250 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Jose Eduardo Santos

Dairy Nutritionist
Phone: (352) 392-1981

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 499 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Charlie Staples

Dairy Cattle Nutrition
Phone: (352) 294-6996

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 499 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Izabella Toledo

Regional Dairy Extension Agent, North Central Florida
Phone: (386) 294-1279

Lafayette County Extension Office
176 SW Comm Cir Ste D
Mayo, FL 32066-1901

Equine

Saundra TenBroeck

Equine Extension Specialist
Phone: (352) 392-2789
Fax: (352) 392-9059

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Carissa Wickens

Equine Extension Specialist
Phone: (352) 392-1917

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Joel McQuagge

Instructor
352-392-6363


PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611 

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Wendy DeVito

Support Staff 
352-392-1912

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611  

Meat

Chad Carr, Ph.D.

Meat Science Extension
Phone: (352) 392-2454
Fax:  (352) 392-7851

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459, Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Jason M. Scheffler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 352-392-9155

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Tracy L. Scheffler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 352-392-7529

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Sally Williams, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: 352-392-2993

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
Faculty Page

Youth

Wendy DeVito

Academic Program Specialist II, M.S.
Phone: 352-392-1912

 

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611  

Kyle Mendes

Education/Training Specialist II, M.S.
Phone: 352-392-1981

Department of Animal Sciences
Bldg 459 Shealy Drive
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611

Emeritus Faculty

The title of emeritus is conferred by colleagues for meritorious service prior to retirement. The Department of Animal Sciences wishes to acknowledge the faculty members who have attained the ongoing privilege in academic convocations. Click on the individual names to send an email.

Bachman, Kermit C.
Associate Professor - Emeritus

Badinga, Lokenga
Associate Professor - Emeritus

Elzo, Mauricio A.
Professor - Emeritus

Fields, Michael
Professor - Emeritus
Phone: (352) 392-7652

Head, Henry H.
Professor - Emeritus

Johnson, Dwain
Professor - Emeritus

Johnson, Ed
Associate Professor - Emeritus

Mather, F Ben
Associate Professor - Emeritus

McDowell, Lee
Professor - Emeritus
Phone: (352) 392-7561

Miles, Richard
Professor - Emeritus
Phone: (352) 392-7561

Natzke, Roger P.
Professor - Emeritus

Sharp, Daniel C, III
Professor - Emeritus

Thatcher, William W.
Graduate Research Professor - Emeritus
Phone: (352) 392-5590

Van Horn, Jack
Professor - Emeritus

Webb, Dan
Professor - Emeritus

Wilson, Henry
Professor - Emeritus

Animal Sciences Academic Advisors

Undergraduate CoordinatorEmailPhone
Dr. Saundra TenBroeck
ANS Bldg., 459, Room 100C
sht@ufl.edu 352-392-2186

Undergraduate Program AdvisorsEmailPhone
Ms. Allyson Trimble
ANS Bldg., 459, Room 100A
Book an appointment
trimbleak@ufl.edu 352-392-9739
Ms. Zoe Bowden
ANS Bldg., 459, Room 100B
Book an appointment
zoebowen@ufl.edu 352-392-2455

Faculty Advisors

First visit should be with Dr. TenBroeck, Allyson Trimble or Zoe Bowden. Subsequently, you may choose an advisor to serve as a faculty mentor for the remainder of your program from the list below.

Faculty AdvisorsEmailLocation
Dr. Samantha Brooks samantha.brooks@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 231F
Dr. Chad Carr chadcarr@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 224B  
Dr. Albert De Vries  devries@ufl.edul Red Larson Bldg., 499, Room 104F 
Ms. Amie Imler 
Internship Coordinator 
amie.taylor@ufl.edu
Book an appointment 
ANS Bldg., 459, Room 231E  
Dr. Antonio Faciola
Honors Coordinator 
afaciola@ufl.edu Red Larson Bldg., 499, Room 204B 
Mr. Joel McQuagge mcquagge@ufl.edu  ANS Blg., 459, Room 210B  
Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon emillerc@ufl.edu  Red Larson Bldg., 499, Room 104E 
Dr. Jason Scheffler  jmscheff@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 231G 
Dr. Tracy Scheffler tscheffler@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 210F 
Dr. Todd Thrift tathrift@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 210C 
Dr. Lori Warren lkwarren@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 210F 
Dr. Carissa Wickens  cwickens@ufl.edu ANS Blidg., 459, Room 231B 
Dr. Sally Williams wsallyk@ufl.edu ANS Bldg., 459, Room 224C