ASAS Young Scholar Award
Univeristy: Mississippi State University
Section Awarded: National
Zully E. Contreras-Correa, ASAS Young Scholar Award
Dr. Zully E. Contreras-Correa received her B.S. in Biology and her M.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. She received her Ph.D. in Animal and Dairy Sciences from Mississippi State University where her research examined melatonin supplementation to beef cattle during compromised pregnancies. She has been heavily involved in teaching and mentoring future animal scientists. She has published 6 peer-reviewed journal articles and 22 scientific abstracts. Her dedication has been recognized by various awards including the MAFES Graduate Research Fellowship, Burroughs Welcome Fund Travel Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Ph.D. scholarship from the Gamma Sigma Delta, CALS Hall of Fame Scholar, and CALS Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year. She is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at MSU developing three-dimensional organoid models to study potential therapeutics to negate the impact of elevated ambient temperatures in livestock.