Graduate Student

If you are an undergraduate student exploring your future in animal science, or a graduate student who is looking forward to a promising career in research or advanced placement in industry, the ISU Department of Animal Science brings you some of the best teachers, researchers and mentors a university setting can provide. The department of animal science consists of faculty members from all over the world who have excelled at their specific areas of knowledge. Winning top awards from the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, Poultry Science Association, Meat Science Association, Federation of Animal Science Societies or industry-related groups such as the American Feed Industry Association, US Poultry and Egg Association, etc. our faculty work hard to stay at the top of their research and teaching fields. Come learn from them, work alongside them and discover a whole new world.

Megan Abeyta
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Physiology
337F Kildee Hall
515-291-2797
Justin Anast
Graduate Assistant, Teaching, Dr. Stephen Schmitz-Esser
Microbiology
351 Bessey Hall
515-294-1741
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser
Microbiology
Spenser Becker
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Laura Greiner
Swine Nutrition
217 Kildee Hall
Aubree Beenken
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Stephanie Hansen
Animal Science
806 Stange Road, 333 Kildee
Vishesh Bhatia
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Jack Dekkers
Animal Breeding and Genetics
515-294-0815
Graduate Assistant, Brian Kerr and Ken Stalder
Animal Science
227 Kildee Hall
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Curt Youngs
Sheep Farm Manager
Graduate Assistant - Teaching / Research, Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser
Animal Science
Carson De Mille
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Nicholas Gabler
Nutritional Physiology, Feed Efficiency
213 Kildee Hall
Caroline Downey
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Terry Houser
Meat Science
Sarah Elefson
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Laura Greiner
Animal Nutrition
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Elizabeth Bobeck
Poultry Nutrition
207 Kildee Hall
319-576-1921
Research Scientist I, Graduate Assistant, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Science
Krysten Craft
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Jason Ross
Poultry Nutrition
213 Kildee Hall
Brady Goetz
Graduate Assistant - Research, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Science
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Aileen Keating
Toxicology
Chloe Hagen
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Laura Greiner
Swine Nutrition
201 Kildee Hall
Katie Heiderscheit
Graduate Assistant - Research, Dr. Stephanie Hansen
Animal Science
333 Kildee Hall
217-473-5743
Derek Henningsen
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Ken Stalder
Swine Teaching Farm Manager
Graduate Assistant - Research
Animal Science
Kildee Hall
Dalton Humphrey
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Laura Greiner
Swine
806 Stange Road, 207 Kildee Hall
Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Mariana Rossoni-Serao
Veterinary Medicine
1092 Vet Med
Graduate Assistant - Research, Dr. Aileen Keating
Toxicology
Abigail Jantzi
Graduate Assistant, Dr. James Koltes
Animal Science
806 Stange Road
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Nicholas Gabler
Animal Science
207 Kildee Hall
Logan Johnson
Graduate Assistant , Dr. Steven Lonergan
Meat Science
2371 Kildee Hall
Graduate Assistant - Research, Dr. Jason Ross, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Physiology
2361 Kildee Hall
Nicole Kibler
Graduate Assistant - Research, Dr. Rodrigo Tarte
Meat Science
806 Stange Rd, 214 Meat Grad Office
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Josh Selsby
Animal Physiology and Reproduction
2102 Molecular Bio
515-294-7697
Kayla Lucas
Graduate Assistant
Animal Science
806 Stange Road,
Jake Manternach
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Terry Houser
Meat Science
Johana Mayorga
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Physiology
337 Kildee Hall
Elizabeth Messersmith
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Stephanie Hansen
Ruminant Nutrition
333 Kildee Hall
Meaghan Meyer
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Elizabeth Bobeck
Poultry Nutrition
207 Kildee Hall
712-210-6533
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Nick Gabler
Animal Nutrition
207 Kildee Hall
Grace Moeller
Graduate Assistant - Research , Dr. Ken Stalder
Animal Science
227 Kildee Hall
515-294-2712
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Nick Gabler
Animal Science
319-423-4320
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Aileen Keating
Animal Science
2359 Kildee Hall
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Ranga Appuhamy Jayasooriya
Animal Science
343 Kildee Hall
515-708-6627
Julie Opgenorth
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Physiology
337F Kildee Hall
Greer Potadle
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Howard Tyler
Research
Emma Rients
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Stephanie Hansen
Ruminant Nutrition
333 Kildee Hall
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Aileen Keating
Animal Genetics
2355 Kildee Hall
515-552-2562
Crystal Roach
Graduate Assistant - Research , Dr. Aileen Keating
Animal Science
Sonia Rodriguez Jimenez
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Lance Baumgard
Animal Science
337 Kildee Hall
605-691-6393
Leigh Ruckman
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. John Patience
Applied Swine Nutrition, Energy Metabolism, Fiber and Fat Utilization and metabolism
207 Kildee Hall
618-791-2811
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Josh Selsby
Animal Physiology
515-294-7697
Matthew Schulte
Graduate Assistant, Research, Dr. Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan
Meat Science
215 Meat Lab
Graduate Assistant, Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser
Microbiology

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