Graduate Students Win Top Honors at National Nutrition Meeting

Congratulations to three students who won high honors at the Experimental Biology Meetings last week as part of the American Society for Nutrition’s National meeting in San Diego.


Ms. Maryanne Perrin1) Ms. Maryanne Perrin, mentored by Drs. April Fogelman and John Allen (Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences), won a pre-doctoral fellowship to continue her Ph.D. research entitled: Testing Donor Exclusion Criteria to Increase the Supply of Donor Milk: Are Lactation-Duration Based Exclusions Justified?



Mr. Yihang Li2) Mr. Yihang Li, mentored by Dr. Chad Stahl (Animal Science) was selected as a finalist in the highly competitive Proctor and Gamble graduate student paper competition for his Ph.D. research presentation entitled:Characterization of the alterations in the differentiation potential of porcine mesenchymal stem cell caused by neonatal dietary calcium nutrition.


Ms. Hope Lima3) Ms. Hope Lima, mentored by Drs. Lin Xi and Jack Odle (Animal Science) was selected as winner in the M.S. student category for her poster entitled:  Effects of methylating vitamins and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on intra-uterine growth retardation in a feed-restricted swine model. This was awarded by the Experimental Animal Nutrition Research Interest Section for her work funded by the Gates Foundation.

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