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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



Animal Sciences - Animal Health
NAME TITLE (to read abstract, click on title) PROJECT ADVISOR
Rachael Adams Extended-spectrum cephalosporin, carbapenem, and fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria present on equine environmental surfaces Thomas Wittum
Ronnie Boyer Overstocking the Feed Bunk May Affect the Welfare and Productivity of Dairy Cows and Calves Maurice Eastridge
Lachelle Brooks The Effects of Moisture Loss during Incubation on the Chicken Embryo and IL-1 Michael Lilburn
Caroline Brown Oxytocin and Prolactin Dysregulation in Critically Ill Newborn Foals Ramiro Toribio
Albert (Joey) Brown Effectiveness of Treating Subclinical Ketosis in Dairy Cows Maurice Eastridge
Danielle Coleman Overstocking the Feed Bunk May Effect Dairy Cow Temperament Maurice Eastridge
Erin Homerosky The Effects of Freezing on Bacterial Counts in Bovine Bedding Materials Joseph Hogan
Natalia Jurcak Evaluating Pain Response of Metritic versus Healthy Cows Maurice Eastridge
Rosalind Kopp Synovial fluid Parameters from Osteoarthritic Equine Joints Treated with Intra-articulara Equine Dental Stem Cells or Control Solution Alicia Bertone
Esther Lee Regulation of vesicular nucleotide transporter (VNUT) in pancreatic β cells Chien Li
Erin Morgan Measurement and Correlation of Serum and Fecal Immunoglobulin A in Quarter Horse Mares Kimberly Cole
Gabrielle Ruble Effect of Time of Day of Vaccination in Horses on Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Gene Expression Kimberly Cole
Desiree Seeloff Influence of Time of Day of Vaccination on Immune Response in Miniature Horses Kimberly Cole
Laura Whalin Extended Care for Piglets Steven Moeller


Animal Sciences - Nutrition
NAME TITLE (to read abstract, click on title) PROJECT ADVISOR
Rachel Leimbach Influence of a Maternal Dietary Yeast Supplement on Immunoglobulin Concentrations in Foals from Birth to Four Months of Age Kimberly Cole
Meredith McGinnis Effect of Dietary Yeast Supplementation on Immunoglobulin Concentrations in Two Year Old Quarter Horses Kimberly Cole
Emily Meese Rumen Epithelial Gene Expression in Response to Oral NaHCO3 Treatment in Holstein Bull Calves Kristy Daniels
Kate Meizlish The Effect of Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplementation on Intestinal Maturity in Turkey Poults Michael Lilburn
Dennis Morris Effects of Feeding Lauric, Stearic or Linoleic Acid on Rumen Protozoa Motility, Proportion of Living Cells, and Fatty Acid Uptake Jeffrey Firkins
John Rowe Effects of Varying Anthelmintic Formulations on Hindgut Gastrointestinal Microflora in Horses Kimberly Cole
Kim Tran Effects of Copper Supplementation on Host Defense Responses to Lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli O111:B4 in Holstein Cows Joseph Hogan
Sarah Waits Effects of chemotaxis on ruminal protozoa when treated with nitrate and nitrite Jeffrey Firkins
Carter Wallinger Evaluating Bovine Neutrophil Function with Mineral Supplementation Joseph Hogan


Environmental and Plant Sciences
NAME TITLE (to read abstract, click on title) PROJECT ADVISOR

Crystina Bakus

Affects of Forest Cover Types on Soil Properties in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China Roger Williams
Olimpia Ferguson Effectiveness of alcohol as a do-it-yourself treatment to combat the bed bug, Cimex lectularius Susan Jones
Zachary Foust Pathogenic Effects of Magnaporthe oryzae Pectin Lyase 1 on Resistant Rice Thomas Mitchell

Michelle Kaiser &

Sidney Rucker

A Comparison of Vegetative Diversity in Native and Plantation Forests in Guangxi, China and Significant Contributing Factors Roger Williams
Sin Ng Response of Soybean Varieties to Manganese Foliar Fertilizer Application Laura Lindsey
Richard Oldham Consistent individual differences in boldness of an African cichlid fish (Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor) Lauren Pintor
James Palus Effects of N:P Ratio on Harmful Algal Blooms Lauren Pintor
Benjamin Rubinoff Soft-Sediment Biodiversity Monitoring: Infaunal Community Variation in the Rhode River Dean Janiak
Kelsey Sikon Quantifying Microcystin Concentrations in Lake Erie Walleye and Implications for Public Health Jay Martin
Darren Sommers Protein Yield Stability of Soybean Breeding Lines Leah McHale
Alex Tyrpak How to kill bed bugs in portable items: unconventional non-chemical approaches Susan Jones


Food Science
NAME TITLE (to read abstract, click on title) PROJECT ADVISOR 2ND PROJECT ADVISOR
Ruth De Guire Consumer acceptance of novel bread products containing vitamin D and soy Neal Hooker  
Olivia Geoghegan Development of a Shelf-Stable High-Protein Dairy Beverage Valente Alvarez  
Aina Guo Stability of total phenolics and anthocyanins during storage of three types of black raspberry confections Yael Vodovotz  
Clifford Park Examining growth patterns of starter cultures in Swiss cheese Sheryl Barringer Hardy Castada
Menghan Shi Comparison of the storage stability of starch and pectin black raspberry confections Yael Vodovotz  
Rachel Townsley Resistance to ampicillin and oxytetracycline in bacteria isolates from healthy and mastitis infected dairy cow milk Hua Wang  
Kai Zhang Rapid detection of butter adulteration by using portable infrared technology Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona  


Social Sciences
NAME TITLE (to read abstract, click on title) PROJECT ADVISOR
Katherine Dowling The Impact of Social Media Marketing Campaigns on Consumer Perceptions of the Food Animal Industry Emily Buck
Paige Hagley Efficacy of Water Quality Communication Jeremy Brooks
Laura Kington Analyzing Ohio State University’s Food Purchasing System: Opportunities for Change through the Real Food Challenge Jeff Sharp
Aaron Miller Preservice Agriscience Education Teachers; Their Preparation for Teaching in Diverse 21st Century Classrooms Susie Whittington
Jordan Schriner Exploration of Crude Oil Price effects on U.S. Oil and Gas Production Brent Sohngen