By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
August 18, 2016 – Dr. Kasey Moyes has been named the recipient of the 2016 Young Scientist – Research Award by the Northeast Section, American Society of Animal Science (NE ASAS), and the Northeast Section of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA).
In 2001, Dr. Moyes’ 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. Following completion of her Ph.D. in 2008, she continued her post-doctoral training at Aarhus University. 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. Her research program has focused on mastitis and the interaction of nutrition and immune responses in lactating dairy cows. Her work includes the use of alternative therapeutics for the treatment of mastitis.
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 Ph.D. students and one postdoctoral associate working under her direction. Moreover, numerous undergraduate students work in her laboratory. Dr. Moyes has given 15 invited presentations at national and international conferences. The results of her research have been published in 35 refereed journal articles, 40 abstracts, and 6 extension publications. Dr. Moyes is a member of the American Dairy Science Association and the National Mastitis Council, currently serves as a director-at-large for the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and is an assistant editor for the Journal of Dairy Science.
The Young Scientist – Research Award recognizes the outstanding contributions to the broad field of Dairy Science by a young scientist as a researcher.