Omega Protein Innovation Research Award
Section Awarded: National
Cara O'Connor-Robison, Omega Protein Innovation Research Award
Sponsored by Omega Protein Inc.
Cara O'Connor-Robison was born in Joliet, Illinois, and attended Truman State University, where she graduated with a BS in biology with a minor in equine science in 1998. In 2000, O'Connor-Robison received her MS in animal science with an emphasis on equine exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky. She then accepted a position as a research assistant for Brian Nielsen at Michigan State University, and she began working on her PhD under the guidance of Michael Orth in January of 2006 while continuing to work full time. O'Connor-Robison's research focuses on omega-3 fatty acids in bone and cartilage health in sows and gilts. She has been an author on 13 peer-reviewed publications and numerous abstracts.