By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
August 1, 2016 – Ms. Amanda Pesqueira was named the recipient of the 2016 Omega Protein Innovative Research Award by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ms. Pesqueira was born in Brazil. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Maringa State University (Brazil) in 2013, after being an exchange student at the University of Kentucky for one year in 2012. After graduating, Ms. Pesqueira began her master’s degree program in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Kentucky in 2013, with Dr. David Harmon. She defended her masters in the Spring semester of 2016 and will continue her studies in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Kentucky as a Ph.D. student with Dr. David Harmon, beginning in the fall of 2016.
The Omega Protein Innovative Research Award promotes and rewards original and innovative research using marine fish products (meal or oil) in nutritional programs for swine, poultry, beef, dairy, horses, aquaculture, and companion or exotic animals. The Omega Protein Innovative Research Award is sponsored by the Omega Protein Corporation.
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