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Editing the Course of Health

When you hear about genetically modified organisms, does your mind jump to the end of humanity as we know it? Then let’s start smaller with something like a Syrian hamster.

Miles Wandersee - ADVS Employee of the Month

Miles Wandersee has worked for Utah State University for 22 years. He is currently a Senior Lab Technician in the Center for Integrated BioSystems with an expertise in laboratory husbandry and experimentation. He is wonderful at mentoring students and is ...

Editing the Course of Health

When you hear about genetically modified organisms, does your mind jump to the end of humanity as we know it? Then let’s start smaller with something like a Syrian hamster. The truth is humans have spent centuries shaping the traits of our foods (and pet...

Bryce Roholt - ADVS Employee of the Month

Bryce Roholt is the Farm Manager at the USU Animal Science Farm, overseeing operations for beef, swine, sheep, and goats. He is always willing to help faculty, staff, and students alike with their needs at the facility and goes out of his way to accommoda...

Art Lamont - ADVS Employee of the Month

Art Lamont has worked for Utah State University for nearly 32 years, with over 21 years as the business manager for the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences department. Maintaining the fiscal affairs of a unit as large as the ADVS department.

What Animals Can Teach Us

While many people think of their pets as part of the family, human-animal bonds can sometimes be viewed as less meaningful than other relationships. Playing with a dog or cat is fun, but it’s not usually considered to be a serious activity.

McKenna Perez - ADVS Employee of the Month

McKenna Perez is originally from southeast Idaho. She is a senior in the ADVS undergraduate program and has worked in the Isom lab for the last year. She has taken on a number of responsibilities, from very mundane lab maintenance to helping with animal s...

DJ Anderson - ADVS Employee of the Month

DJ Anderson has tirelessly served as the Manager of the Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center since 2014. In this role, he oversees the health, nutrition, housing, farrier, and wellbeing of all the horses in our facilities.

Kevin Bailey - ADVS Employee of the Month

Kevin Bailey has decades of research experience as a member of the Institute for Antiviral Research (IAR). His dedication and contributions supporting the institute’s many research programs working with high-consequence viral pathogens.

Lillian Okamoto - ADVS Employee of the Month

Lillian Okamoto has been working as an undergraduate researcher in the Thornton-Kurth lab for just under two years as a volunteer and everyone in the lab immediately realized what a talented, hard-working and positive person she is

USU President Chairs National Task Force

Since June 2020, Utah State University President Noelle Cockett has chaired a national task force of experts charged with evaluating the framework the Food and Drug administration uses for approving and monitoring gene-edited farm animals.

Celebrating a Career and a Retirement

David Forrester grew up working on the family farm in Smithfield, Utah and joined the Utah State University community in 1979. Aside from a brief absence to work the family farm, he remained at the university until his retirement at the close of 2020.

Lab Students Prepare for Vet School

Three of the senior honors students in Mason's lab have recently been accepted to veterinary school for the upcoming fall semester, and a fourth honors student plans to apply to vet school this summer while working at a veterinary clinic.