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Introducing new CALS faculty

Traditionally, at the beginning of each fall semester, we hold a CALS Coffee during which we highlight and honor new and newly promoted faculty in the college. Since we will not be holding in-person CALS Coffees this year, we are honored to introduce new faculty and welcome them to the college here. (Next week we will announce newly promoted faculty in eCALS). The following 17 people began their employment in 2020–welcome to CALS!

  • Sarah Adcock, animal welfare, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Jacob Brunkard, plant genetics, Department of Genetics
  • Sedona Chinn, science communication, Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Shelby Ellison, crop domestication, evolution, and genetic diversity, Department of Horticulture
  • Luiz Ferraretto, ruminant nutrition, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Zachary Freedman, soil microbiology, Department of Soil Science
  • Timothy Grant, high resolution analysis of macromolecular images, Department of Biochemistry
  • Wei Guo, animal biologics and muscle biology, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Leslie Holland, fruit pathology, Department of Plant Pathology
  • Jimena Laporta, mammary physiology, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Vanessa Leone, animal biologics and metabolism, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Nan Li, visual science communication, Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Ci Ji Lim, cryo-EM driven structural biology, Department of Biochemistry
  • Priya Mukherjee, development economics, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Francisco Penagaricano, quantitative genomics, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Steven Ricke, meat microbiology and food safety, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
  • Chad Rienstra, biochemical research using solid-state NMR, Department of Biochemistry

Six additional faculty are scheduled to start next spring!