The Department of Animal Science Welcomes Dr. Dawn Koltes

August 11, 2017



Dr. Dawn Koltes joins us as an Assistant Professor in Physiology.  She comes to us from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she worked as a Research Scientist in the Poultry Science Department. Dr. Koltes received a BS from the University of Arkansas majoring in Animal Science, a MS from Iowa State University in Animal Breeding and Genetics, and in 2013 received a PhD in Genetics from Iowa State University. While her graduate class work focused on genetics, Dr. Koltes’ research has focused on energy regulation and nutrient absorption in dairy cattle, swine, and poultry.  Dr. Koltes has a 65% teaching, 35% research appointment, and will be teaching ANS 214 starting fall of 2017. She is excited about the opportunity to incorporate her diverse research background into her course work this year. She will be continuing to explore mechanisms that control nutrient absorption and intestinal permeability in poultry to improve overall well-being and efficiency.