Young Scientist Award – Research
Univeristy: University of Maryland
Section Awarded: Northeast
Dr. Kasey Moyes, Young Scientist Award – Research
Dr. Kasey Moyes is the recipient of the 2016 Northeast Regional ADSA-ASAS Young Scientist Award for Research. After completing her B.S. in Animal Sciences at Michigan State University in 2001, Kasey’s career in science began as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut where she developed an interest in the field of bovine mastitis. Upon completion of her M.S. in 2004 she joined the doctoral program in Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois under the direction of Dr. Jim Drackley. Following completion of her Ph.D. in 2008, Dr. Moyes continued her post-doctoral training at Aarhus University where she was appointed as project leader for the research project that focused on the identification of biomarkers for physiological imbalance in transition dairy cows. Dr. Moyes joined the Animal and Avian Sciences Department at the University of Maryland as an assistant professor in 2012 where she holds a research and teaching appointment. At Maryland, Dr. Moyes’ research program has focused on mastitis and the interaction of nutrition and immune responses in lactating dairy cows.
In just 4 years. Dr. Moyes has developed an active and vibrant research program including numerous collaborative efforts with scientists all over the world. In support of her developing research program at Maryland, Dr. Moyes has secured more than $250,000 in external and intramural funding. Dr. Moyes currently has two PhD students and one postdoctoral associate working under her direction in addition to numerous undergraduate student working in her laboratory. Dr. Moyes have given 15 invited presentations at national and international conferences. The results of Dr. Moyes’ research have been published in 35 refereed journal articles, 40 abstracts and 6 extension publications. Kasey is a member of ADSA and the National Mastitis Council, currently serves as a director-at-large for ARPAS, and is an assistant editor for the Journal of Dairy Science.