Dr. Luc R. Berghman was presented with the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award at the 2016 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. This award was given in recognition of his outstanding achievement in basic disciplines (genetics, genomics, immunology, molecular, cellular, developmental biology, physiology, poultry health, proteomics) and his sustained high quality contributions to fundamental science that has advanced the field of poultry science. Luc Berghman earned his BS/MS degrees in Zoology from the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium. He received his PhD summa cum laude… Read More →
Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence These certificates are presented in recognition of students who have presented high-quality research papers at the annual meeting. Christine N.Vuong – Epitope mapping of Clostridium perfringens α-toxin using an antibody-guided immunization method.Christine is a Ph.D. student working under the direction of Dr. Luc Berghman. Rocky E. Latham – Determination of the total sulfur amino acid requirement of the Cobb 500 male broiler between 28 and 42 days of age. Rocky is a Ph.D…. Read More →
Dr. Suresh Pillai has been selected to serve on the Advisory Council on Food System Innovation. This is a scientific advisory council that will provide advice and recommendations on policy and program development, program implementation, evaluation and other matters of significance to the mission and goals of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The council will focus on innovative research in food safety, food processing, food preparation, distribution and aggregation, food storage, resource and waste recovery, and optimization of management practices and operations to increase access… Read More →
Dr. Giridhar Athrey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Poultry Science, has been awarded a grant from the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation. The proposal entitled, “Flaviviral integration into the vector genome as a driver of Zika virus transmission” received $211,372 in funding for the two year project. Dr. Gabriel Hamer (Entomology) is the collaborator. Congratulations Dr. Athrey!
The USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford Foundation and Tyson Foods have awarded a grant in the amount of $34,766 to the TAMU Poultry Science Department. This grant will support the Poultry Science department efforts to continue to recruit, retain, and graduate the best and brightest students for long-term contributions to the commercial and allied industries.
The Poultry Science department graduated one M.Agr. and twenty BS students during the Spring 2016 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony held on May 13th. Congratulations to all!
Dr. Luc Berghman was recognized for his accomplishments during the 2016 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon which was held on Thursday, April 4, 2016. This event was put on by the Texas A&M University System Office of Technology Commercialization and spotlights the patents and PVP’s issued to TAMU faculty during 2015. Dr. Berghman was issued three patents for the following technologies: 3437AGLR11, “VACCINE VECTORS AND METHODS OF ENHANCING IMMUNE RESPONSES”, Patent # 8,956,618 issued on 2/17/2015 4233AGLR15-03, “COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ENHANCING IMMUNE RESPONSES TO ELIMERIA”, Patent #… Read More →
The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to compete in the 2016 US Poultry and Egg National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on April 7th and 8th. Eleven teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition which was hosted by the Louisiana State University. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning the overall team competition. This marks Texas A&M University’s eighteenth win in the last twenty one competitions dating back to 2006. The team placed third in the Breed Selection, 1st… Read More →
The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) was pleased to announce the Award of the Inaugural Ph.D. Fellowship from Merck Animal Health during the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. Merck Animal Health’s generous gift will support the Poultry Research Fellowship of Ms. Emily Kimminau in the Poultry Science Department of Texas A&M University. (Merck Animal Health Fellowships). The Merck Animal Health Fellowship awarded to Ms. Kimminau is the first of three which will support the research of doctoral students in poultry sciences for three years… Read More →
Dr. Suresh Pillai, Professor and TAES Faculty Fellow in the Departments of Poultry Science and Nutrition and Food Science, received funding from the USDA Formula Animal Health program administered but eh TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pillai’s proposal, entitled “Metabolically Active, Non-Culturable Clostridium perfingens Cocktails to control Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers”, received $48,221 in funding for the proposed two year project. Congratulations Dr. Pillai!