Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Block
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
"I grew up with a passion for working with animals. I have spent a lot of my undergraduate career shadowing veterinarians and working in animals clinics, so I wanted to experience the other side of working in the food animal industry. Working in research has shown me the potential for improving animal health through genetic selection."
- Bovine Reproduction
- Equine Reproduction and Genetics
- Equine Nutrition
James and Judith Groff Scholarship
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Mortar Board Honor Society
- Beauty's Haven Equine Rescue
- Service for Sight Foundation
- Operation Catnip
Hobbies and Interests
- Horseback Riding
Effect of L-carnitine, conjugated linoleic acid (t10:c12), forskolin and phenazine ethosulfate on expression of genes involved in lipid synthesis and metabolism in bovine embryos produced in-vitro
"The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the practical application of in-vitro embryo production technologies so that commercial dairy and beef producers in Florida and throughout the United States can reap the benefits of this technology for improving production efficiency, sustainability and profitability. Further elucidation of the mechanism by which metabolic regulators improve embryo survival to cryopreservation can lead to improvements in embryo culture conditions that produce embryos with enhanced capacity to establish and maintain pregnancy following cryopreservation, thus increasing the practical application and utilization of in-vitro embryo production technologies for commercial beef and dairy producers.