The 42nd Annual Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest will be hosted in the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory on Saturday, February 22, 2020. This intercollegiate meat judging contest will feature fresh carcasses, wholesale cuts, retail cuts, processed meats, and turkey carcasses. Approximately 90 students representing their universities will compete in this contest.
Dept. of Animal Science and Range Science
Oregon State University
"Identification of early disease biomarkers in dairy cows using omics-techniques: Opportunities and potential pitfalls"
Dr. Jennie Hodgen
Senior Account Manager of Food Animal Resource Management Team at Merck Animal Health
"Where Sustainability meets Meat Science"
"Integrating multi-dimensional genomics data to build regulatory maps of placental development"
Caitlyn Bruns, PhD, Ph.D., Geneticist
DNA Genetics, Columbus NE
“Make It Better: Creating a Maternal Direction from Producer Feedback”
Dr. Dustin Boler, Meat Scientist
"Fresh Pork Research - What’s old becomes new again"
"Economic Forces Driving the Iowa Pork Industry"
Clyde Campbell, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Iowa State University Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
“In vivo lineage reprogramming across germ layers; Exploring the boundaries of cellular plasticity“
Dr. Terry Houser, Iowa State University
"Foodservice bacon quality: current and future research"
"Life or Death?: Unscrambling the ovarian response to chemical exposure"
Dr. Carol Lorenzen, International Marketing Specialist for Livestock and Meat. USDA Livestock and Poultry Program
"USDA Livestock and Poultry Program - Opportunities and Current Projects"
"Lactation: Is it worth it?"
University closed for Winter Break 2019
ISU visiting scholar
Jang Hyun Jun
ISU visiting scholar; Poultry
ISU M.S. Research; Dairy
Dr. Marcela De Souza
ISU Post-Doctoral Research
Dr. Emily Waide
ABS Global; Beef Genomics
Dr. Muhammed Walugembe
ISU Post-Doctoral Research:
Integrated Analyses of NDV Challenge Trials in Africa
Student Reflections and Wrap Up
Dr. Ching-Yi Chen
PIC; Swine Genomics