Award Winner Detail

Award: Allen Tucker Travel Scholarship
Univeristy: University of Connecticut
Year: 2019
Section Awarded: National

Brandon Smith, Allen Tucker Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by: H. Allen Tucker Appreciation Club

Brandon Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University and graduated Cum Laude. While working towards his bachelor’s degree, he performed cell culture, animal husbandry, and viral research in an antiviral laboratory in the Institute for Antiviral Research in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University. Following graduation, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Kristen E. Govoni at the University of Connecticut to pursue a Ph.D. in Animal Science. His research focuses on the “The effects of maternal undernutrition followed by realimentation on liver development, lipid metabolism, and metabolism in sheep”. In addition to mentoring students in the laboratory and serving as a TA for courses in the department he is also the Graduate Student Representative for the Northeast Section of ASAS/ADSA and serves as the Executive Secretary in his church. 

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