2012 Award Winners
2012 Young Scientist Award
William Burt Staniar, Penn State
Dr. Staniar is an assistant professor of equine science at Pennsylvania State University. His laboratory focuses on how nutrition and management influence metabolic regulation in the horse. He is currently studying the links between nutrition and skeletal development so that diets may be more precisely managed to optimize cartilage and bone for athletic production and health, improving a critical factor in the welfare of growing equine athletes. He is also a member of the new Center for Reproductive Biology and Health (CRBH).
Before his appointment at Penn State, Dr. Staniar earned his BA at the University of Richmond and his MS and PhD at Virginia Tech. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher and assistant professor at Virginia Tech. Dr. Staniar is a member of the Equine Science Society, American Society of Animal Science, Comparative Nutrition Society and the Pennsylvania Equine Council
Graduate Student Competition
1st Chanhee Lee, Penn State
2nd Melissa Rokosa, University of Connecticut
3rd Sarita Neupane, University of Connecticut.