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Animal Science Graduate Students

UW Animal Science graduate student, Kristina Boss

Kristina Boss

Kristina Boss is a M.S. student in the UW Animal Science Department. She is working with Dr. Brenda Alexander and together they are interested in reproductive biology, but more specifically, they are investigating TRPM8 in the male and female gonads. After graduation, Kristina wishes to pursue more of her research interests with an animal reproductive services company. Kristina is from Plymouth, MN. Office: AS/MB 401 | Email: kboss1@uwyo.edu


Codi Jo Broten, a PhD student in the UW Animal Science Department

Codi Broten

Codi Jo Broten is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Bledar Bisha in the Animal Science Department. Codi Jo is investigating paper-based microfluidic devices for detection of bacterial foodborne pathogens. After she finishes her program at UW, it is her hope to find a career in research with the industry or with the government. Codi Jo is from Montesano, WA. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: cbroten@uwyo.edu


Gwen Hummel

Gwen Hummel

Gwen Hummel is a Masters student working with Dr. Hannah Hollinger. Gwen's research is focused on improving growth, health, and reproductive success throughout life by identifying pathways in the placental microbiome that influence the colonization of the fetal microbiome in utero. After she earns a Masters degree, Gwen will pursue a PhD and a career in academia. Gwen is from Windsor, CO. Office: AS/MB 401 | Email: ghummel@uwyo.edu


Alexis Julian

Alexis Julian

Alexis Julian is advised by Dr. Whit Stewart. In her graduate program, Alexis is quantifying trace mineral status of forages on sheep winter range in Wyoming. After she earns a Masters degree from UW, Alexis wishes to secure a career in the sheep industry. Alexis is from Kemmerer, WY. Office: AS/MB 401 | Email: ajulian1@uwyo.edu


Rexiati Maimaiti, graduate student in the UW Animal Science Department.

Rexiati Maimaiti

Rexiati Maimaiti is a Ph.D. student with the University of Wyoming Animal Science Department. Together, advisor Dr. Wei Guo and Rexiati are working to understand the molecular mechanisms of RNA binding motif 20 (RBM20) in regulating skeletal muscle growth, regeneration and myopathy. Rexiati's career interests include continuing in the basic scientific research field. Rexiati is from Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: rmaimaiti@uwyo.edu


Chad Page, a graduate student studying sheep management in the UW Animal Science Department

Chad Page

Chad Page, a Ph.D. student, is working with Dr. Whit Stewart to investigate the effects of strategic mineral supplementation in sheep production systems. After he finishes his degree program, Chad wishes to continue working within the sheep industry and further satisfy his interests in the ruminant nutrition discipline. Chad is from Chandler, AZ. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: cpage5@uwyo.edu


Zach Pieper who is a Master's student in the Animal Science department at the University of Wyoming

Zachariah Pieper

Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: zpieper@uwyo.edu


Mingming Sun, a graduate student in the UW Animal Science department

Mingming Sun

Mingming Sun is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Wei Guo. His research interests include the molecular mechanism of cardiac disease and diabetes. Within this area of study, Mingming is primarily focused on the involved pathway and modification of RNA binding motif protein 20 (RBM20, a splicing factor). After his program is finished, Mingming wishes to secure a job that allows him the opportunity to apply the principles of animal and biomedical sciences to daily life. Hometown: Fuyang, Anhui, China. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: msun2@uwyo.edu


Courtney Sutton who is a graduate student working on a program in the UW Animal Science department

Courtney Sutton

Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: csutton5@uwyo.edu


Jaelyn Whaley who is working on a graduate degree in the Animal Science department at the UW

Jaelyn Whaley

Jaelyn Whaley is working on a Master's degree under the guidance of Dr. Whit Stewart and Dr. Warrie Means. Her primary focus is quantifying the economic impact of excessively fat lambs in the U.S. lamb processing sector. Jaelyn hopes to teach animal science at a junior college or work in outreach and education in the American Lamb industry after she completes her program at UW. Jaelyn is from Yampa, CO. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: jwhaley@uwyo.edu


Kelly Woodruff

Kelly Woodruff

Kelly Woodruff is working on a Master's degree under the guidance of Dr. Hannah Hollinger. Kelly is working to understand the reproductive microbiomes, colonization of the rumen, and immune responses associated with the microbiome in cattle. After completion of her degree, Kelly hopes to pursue a career in the livestock genetics industry or in 4-H extension. Kelly is from Ventura, CA. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: klomagno@uwyo.edu


Chaoqun Zhu is a graduate student in the UW Animal Science department

Chaoqun Zhu

Chaoqun Zhu is a Ph.D. student with Dr. Wei Guo. Together, they are seeking to understand the molecular mechanisms of RNA binding motif protein 20 (RBM20) in regulating cardiac and smooth muscle stiffness in cardiovascular disease. Chaoqun's career interest includes securing a faculty position that allows her to contribute to the research efforts of a university. Chaoqun is from Ningbo, China. Office: AS/MB Rm. 401 | Email: czhu1@uwyo.edu


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