Equine Science Award
University of Kentucky
Kristine L. Urschel, Equine Science Award
Dr. Kristine L. Urschel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. She completed both her BS (Animal Science; 2002) and PhD (Nutrition and Metabolism; 2007) at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research program focuses on protein and amino acid nutrition and metabolism in horses, and she employs isotopic and molecular biology techniques in her research. She is one of only a few researchers in the world using stable isotope techniques to study whole-body protein metabolism and amino acid requirements in horses. She has been very successful in securing extramural funding for her program, with sources of funding that include the USDA AFRI competitive grants program, the Morris Animal Foundation, the Waltham-Buckeye Equine Grant, and the equine feed industry. Dr. Urschel has 30 peer-reviewed publications, is the author of one book chapter and has given invited talks to both national and international audiences.