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Animal Sciences Alumni Return to Network with Students

On April 22, 2022, the Health and Medicine Living-Learning Community at Rutgers held their Mocktail Mixer at the Busch Student Center in Piscataway. This was an opportunity for students to network with professionals and advanced degree students to explore different career tracks and gain contacts in the health and medicine sector. Full article

Distinguished Professor Dipak Sarkar Ranked Among Top Expert in Pro-Opiomelanocortin

Dipak Sarkar, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been recognized as an Expertscape world expert in pro-opiomelanocortin. This peptide molecule produces multiple hormones including beta-endorphin, a-melanocyte stimulating hormone, and adrenocorticotropic hormone. These hormones are made mainly in the brain and regulate many body functions including feeling good, addiction, stress control, metabolic regulation and immunity. Full article

Rutgers Equine Science Center Recruiting Veterans for Equine Assisted Services Research

The Rutgers Equine Science Center is currently recruiting veterans for a research project investigating the effects of equine assisted services on veterans with PTSD. The research is being conducted by doctoral candidate Ellen Rankins, and professors Ken McKeever and Karyn Malinowski, director of ESC. Full article

Challenges of Sexual Orientation and Expression: An Interview with Troy Roepke, Ph.D.

Dr. Troy Roepke was interviewed by the FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) for their Pride Month initiative to highlight members of the FASEB societies. During the interview, Dr. Roepke reflected on the gender identity challenges he has had to overcome.

Spring 2021 Edition of Animal Sciences Update newsletter

Dear Animal Sciences Community and Friends,

Spring 2021 is a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni during the past two years and to look ahead. We'd like to share these reflections via our department newsletter, Animal Sciences Update (Spring 2021). Thanks to all who contributed ideas, stories, photos, and/or editorial assistance!

Be well and stay safe,
Carol Bagnell, Department Chair

Animal Science Update