Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: North Dakota State University
Section Awarded: National
Ligia Prezotto, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by Agri-King
Ligia Prezotto is a native of Brazil. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science at the University of Sao Paulo – Brazil in 2007, where as an undergraduate student she became interested in research and had the opportunity to become involved in a project investigating nutritional physiology in horses. The project examined the metabolic responses and digestibility of various sources of energy and the absorption of minerals in foals and performance horses. Ligia completed her M.S. program in Physiology of Reproduction at Texas A&M in 2012, where her research focused on control of luteinizing hormone release in mares. During that time, she was also involved in additional research projects involving endocrine systems in horses, cattle, and sheep. Currently, she is working towards completing her Ph.D. program in Ruminant Nutritional Physiology at North Dakota State University, and expects to complete her studies in 2015.