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Lab Alumni - Undergraduate Research Assistants

Ben Schmitt and Alyssa Haithcox
Benjamin Schmitt and Alyssa Haithcox at the first year vet student "Stethoscope Dinner", September 2013

Benjamin Schmitt

Hometown: Jasper, IN

Major: Animal Sciences, Pre-Vet; graduated May 2013

Research Project Focus: testing the hypothesis that disruption of the circadian system will negatively impact an established lactation in dairy cows

Currently attending Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Alyssa Haithcox

Hometown: Osceola, IN

Major: Animal Sciences, Pre-Vet; graduated May 2013

Research Project Focus: evaluating the relationship between mammary expression of acetyl-CoA carboxylase ( ACACA) and fat synthesis in early lactation dairy cows

Currently attending Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Lucia Povinelli

Lucia Povinelli

Hometown: Coatesville, IN

Major: Animal Sciences, Biosciences (Genetics); graduated May 2013.

Research Project Focus: optimizating culture condtions for capturing circadian rhythms and measuring clock output for a mouse mammary epithelial cell line, HC-11