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A New Honor

Reproductive physiology graduate student earns prestigious NIFA fellowship

Thank goodness for caffeine. There’s pulling an all-nighter and then there’s what Karl Kerns would do at one point as a doctoral student in the Division of Animal Sciences working in the laboratory of Peter Sutovsky – when he would, at times, arrive in the lab at 7 a.m. and not leave until 7 a.m. the following day. “Once you…

The (Academic) Road Less Traveled

Pair of students work on dual degrees through MS/DVM program

For Jill Abel and Brianne Bishop, these days represent the quiet in the middle of the storm. This fall the two are taking nine credit hours in addition to serving as teaching assistants and conducting field trials related to their master’s research as graduate students in the Division of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. That may seem…

Coming Full Circle

CAFNR professor, former doctoral student win national animal science awards at same time

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Mike Smith is no stranger to award podiums. During his 35-year tenure in the Division of Animal Sciences of the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Smith has accumulated a mass of hardware for his achievements in…