Category Archives: Department News

1972 POSC Graduate, Emanuel Glockzin, receives 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Emanuel H. Glockzin, Jr., owner of Brazos Valley Construction, received the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nov. 10. The award recognizes graduates of the college for outstanding leadership and significant contributions in agriculture, natural resources, life sciences or related areas. Glockzin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M as a poultry science major in 1972. Seven years after finishing his undergrad, Glockzin began his construction company which builds, develops and manages over 44 apartment properties in over 25 cities… Read More →

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest, November 6th and 7th. Eight teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition which was hosted by the University of Arkansas. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning the 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest. The team placed first in the Egg Production and Quality and Breed Selection and Carcass Quality. The team consisted of Zach Heinsohn (1st place – Overall Individual, 2nd place… Read More →

Poultry Science Department Supports Tyson/AEB Harvey Relief Efforts

On Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, we supported Harvey Relief Efforts organized by Tyson Foods and the American Egg Board (AEB). Three members of the faculty and 11 students volunteered throughout the weekend to assist with delivering and distributing prepared meals and ready to eat egg or turkey products to hurricane-impacted regions in Southeast Texas. Saturday’s activities consisted of distributing products and supplies for Tyson’s “Meals that Matter” Effort, as well as delivering meals to the hungry in the greater Beaumont area. Sunday’s effort included working… Read More →

Pilgrim’s Gives $1 Million to Establish the Department of Poultry Science Feed Mill, Industry Education, and Outreach Support Fund

On May 8, 2017, Pilgrim’s donated $1 Million to the Department of Poultry Science to establish the Department of Poultry Science Feed Mill, Industry Education, and Outreach Support fund. This timely gift from Pilgrim’s will allow the Department to modernize its feed mill with commercial industry-relevant equipment, boosting the feed manufacturing capacity by nearly tenfold.  This gift is the most significant in size and scope in the Department’s nearly 100-year history.  The much-needed resources will allow us to improve faculty-led research programs, educational opportunities for students, and outreach… Read More →

Dr. Jason Lee Receives Award at the 2017 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

Dr. Jason Lee was presented with the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award at the 2017 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This award was given in recognition of his distinctive research work which has had or will have a strong economic impact on the broiler industry. Jason Lee attended Texas A&M University and received his B. S. in Poultry Science in 2001.  He then transitioned into graduate school and received his M. S. in Nutrition under the supervision of Dr. Lee Cartwright and Dr. Christopher… Read More →

POSC Students Receive Awards at the 2017 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

Three Poultry Science graduate students were awarded Student Research Paper Certificates of Excellence at the 2017 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, July 17–20, 2017.  These certificates were presented in recognition of students who presented oral high-quality research papers at this annual meeting.   Jill Nelson – Supplementation of Original XPC or AviCare to reduce stress in broilers. Jill is a Ph.D. student working under the direction of Dr. Gregory Archer.       Brooke Bodle – Defining the effect of higher dietary arginine, vitamin C,… Read More →

Dr. Luc Berghman Recognized at the 2017 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon

Dr. Luc Berghman was recognized for his accomplishments during the 2017 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon which was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017. 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 2016.  The patent of which Dr. Berghman was a co-inventor describes compositions and methods of enhancing immune responses against Influenza A and methods of reducing morbidity associated with an Influenza A infection in chickens Patent # US 9,226,957;… Read More →

Michelle Behl Receives Award for Dissertation Research

Michelle Behl was awarded the B. S. Pomeroy Award for Avian Diseases Research at the 2017 North Central Avian Disease Conference (NCADC) which was held in conjunction with the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention in St. Paul, MN, March 14-16, 2017. She presented her PhD dissertation entitled “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 in Naturally Infected Turkey Breeder Hens:  Virus Distribution, Histopathology, and Host Immune Gene Expression.” Michelle completed her PhD under the direction of Dr. Mike Kugut and Dr. David Caldwell.  She graduated in August 2016 and is currently… Read More →

Dr. Suresh Pillai to Give TED Talk on April 22, 2017

Dr. Suresh Pillai will give a TED Talk entitled “Are Microbes Responsible for Criminal Behavior?” at the 2017 TEDx TAMU Conference which will take place on April 22, 2017. For more information, please visit –        

Dr. Carey Receives USPOULTRY Lamplighter Award

Dr. John Carey received the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s annual Lamplighter Award at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo. He was one of three individuals who were honored with the award. The award pays tribute to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry. Dr. Carey is a professor for the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University. He has also served as an extension program leader and Department Head in the Department of Poultry… Read More →