Members of our lab are interested in a wide array of factors related to dairy cattle nutrition and management. Learn a bit about us here!
Kyrstin joined the Boerman Lab in August 2022. Originally from Wabash County, Indiana, she attended Purdue University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences receiving her BS in May 2022. During her time as an undergrad she found a passion for research by working as an undergraduate research assistant and as an animal care technician taking care of lab animals such as mice and rats. In the Boerman Lab, Kyrstin’s research involves looking at the transition period in dairy cattle and evaluating changes on production and health parameter in the cows due to different muscle reserves/tissue mobilization and supplementation of branched-chain volatile fatty acids. Outside of the lab, Kyrstin enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her cat, Pumpkin, and getting involved in campus activities.
Sam joined the Boerman Lab in January 2023.
Past Lab Members
María Montes González
María began her MS with Dr. Boerman in January 2021. She is originally from Mexico, where she completed her undergraduate studies in Agronomy in June 2020. María is interested in integrating, analyzing, and translating the data from dairy farm monitoring systems to management practices to improve the units' efficiency and animal welfare. Her project used the data from automated milk feeders to characterize biological and environmental factors' effect on feeding behavior. She applied social network analysis to feeding reports to better understand the social behavior of calves.