Poultry Science Students Earn Presentation Honors at PSA Meeting

Poultry science doctoral students Katie Hilton (left) and Jordan Weil.
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Poultry science doctoral students Katie Hilton (left) and Jordan Weil.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Five poultry science students, including four doctoral students, from the U of A's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences were recognized for outstanding presentations at this summer's Poultry Science Association annual meeting.

Brooke Bodle, Katie Hilton, Basanta Raj Wagle and Jordan Weil received outstanding oral presentation awards while Callie Shawhan was recognized for outstanding poster presentation.

Bodle, a senior graduate assistant working with assistant professor Sam Rochell, presented "Efficacy of Carbohydrase Enzymes in Diets Varying in Ingredient Composition When Fed to Coccidiosis Vaccinated Broilers."

Hilton, a senior graduate assistant working with poultry nutritionist Craig Coon, presented "The Comparison of Two Net Energy Equations of Broilers Fed Exogenous Composite Enzyme and Exogenous Amaylase."

Wagle, a doctoral program assistant advised by professor Dan Donoghue, presented "Phytochemicals Modulate Campylobacter Jejuni Proteome Critical for Biofilm Formation."

Weil, a senior graduate assistant also under the direction of Coon, presented "Metabolism and Nutrition, Amino Acids."

Shawhan, a senior working with professor Sami Dridi, presented "Neuropeptide Y is Expressed in Chicken Liver and Regulates Hepatic Lipogenesis."

The meeting was held in July in San Antonio, Texas. The PSA is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,800 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers and college students committed to advancing the poultry industry.

Bumpers College's Department of Poultry Science and the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science include teaching, research and extension facilities at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the John W. Tyson Poultry Science Building. The department provides the curriculum for B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu


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