Former graduate students

Ph.D. Students

Neil Jaworski. 2013 – 2016.
Doctoral dissertation: Utilization of energy in high-fiber diets fed to pigs
Master's thesis: Carbohydrate composition, in vitro digestion, and effects of xylanase and phytase on nutrient and energy digestibility in grains and grain coproducts

Laura Merriman. 2014 – 2016.
Doctoral dissertation: Digestibility of calcium in feed ingredients and requirements of calcium in growing pigs
Master's thesis: Nutrient digestibility and performance of weanling pigs fed diets containing fermented soybean meal and phytase

Caroline González-Vega. 2013 – 2016.
Doctoral dissertation: Digestibility of calcium and digestible calcium requirements in pigs
Master's thesis: Aspects of calcium digestibility in pigs

Kelly Sotak-Peper. 2012 – 2015.
Doctoral dissertation: Effects of origin on the nutritional value of soybean meal
Master's thesis: The evaluation of sorghum dried distiller’s grains with solubles in nursery pig diets, on finishing pig performance and meat quality, and on lactating sow performance

Oscar Javier Rojas Martinez. 2012 – 2015.
Doctoral dissertation: Use of feed technology to improve the nutritional value of feed ingredients and diets fed to pigs
Master's thesis: Nutritional evaluation of fermented soybean meal fed to weanling pigs

Tanawong Maison. 2010 – 2013.
Doctoral dissertation: Evaluation of the nutritional value of canola meal, 00-rapeseed meal, and 00-rapeseed expellers fed to pigs
Master's thesis: The effect of supplemental microbial phytase on the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese in weanling pig diet

Ferdinando Nielsen de Almeida. 2010 – 2013.
Doctoral dissertation: Effects of the Maillard reactions on chemical composition and amino acid digestibility of feed ingredients and on pig growth performance
Master's thesis: Effects of microbial phytase on the standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in soybean meal, corn, and corn co-products

Sarah F. Cervantes-Pahm. 2008 – 2011.
Doctoral dissertation: In vivo and in vitro disappearance of energy and nutrients in novel carbohydrates and cereal grains by pigs

Grant I. Petersen. 2008 – 2011.
Doctoral dissertation: Estimation of the ideal standardized ileal digestible tryptophan:lysine ratio in 10 to 20 kg pigs

Pedro E. Urriola. 2007 – 2010.
Doctoral dissertation: Digestibility of dietary fiber by growing pigs

Dong Yong Kil. 2005 –2008.
Doctoral dissertation: Digestibility and energetic utilization of lipids by pigs

Ameer A. Pahm. 2004 –2008.
Doctoral dissertation: Utilization of amino acids in corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) by pigs and poultry and the use of reactive lysine procedures to evaluate DDGS quality

Christopher D. Mateo. 2002 – 2005.
Doctoral dissertation: Aspects of nucleotide nutrition in pigs

Vijayasmitha Rayadurg. 2001 – 2005.
Doctoral dissertation: Factors affecting the nutrient digestibility in weanling and grower pigs

Master's Students

John Mathai. 2012 – 2015.
Master's thesis: Effects of fiber on the optimum threonine:lysine ratio for 25 to 50 kg growing gilts

Shelby Curry. 2012 – 2014.
Master's thesis: Digestibility of energy and nutrients in distillers dried grains with solubles fed to growing pigs

Diego Navarro. 2012 – 2014.
Master's thesis: Amino acid digestibility and concentration of energy in processed soybean and rapeseed products fed to pigs

Jessica Lowell. 2012 – 2014.
Master's thesis: Comparative digestibility of energy and nutrients in diets fed to sows and growing pigs

Chelsie Parr. 2012 – 2014.
Master's thesis: Evaluation of high-protein canola meals fed to growing chicks and weanling pigs

Neil Jaworski. 2011 – 2012.
Master's thesis: Carbohydrate composition, in vitro digestion, and effects of xylanase and phytase on nutrient and energy digestibility in grains and grain coproducts

Caroline González-Vega. 2010 – 2012.
Master's thesis: Aspects of calcium digestibility in pigs

Jin Yoon. 2011 – 2012.
Master's thesis: Effects of genetic selection and processing of soybeans and soybean meal on nutritional quality

Jung Wook Lee. 2010 – 2011.
Master's thesis: Evaluation of corn germ and DDGS in diets fed to pigs

Oscar Javier Rojas Martinez. 2010 – 2011.
Master's thesis: Nutritional evaluation of fermented soybean meal fed to weanling pigs

Scott Baker. 2009 – 2010.
Master's thesis: Aspects of phosphorus nutrition in swine

Ferdinando Nielsen de Almeida. 2008 – 2010.
Master's thesis: Effects of microbial phytase on the standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in soybean meal, corn, and corn co-products

Kurtis Goebel. 2008 – 2010.
Master's thesis: Novel soybean products fed to weanling pigs

Kathryn M. Baker. 2007 – 2009.
Master's thesis: Nutritional value of high-protein and low-oligosaccharide varieties of soybeans fed to pigs and poultry

Nestor A. Gutierrez Cespedes. 2007 – 2009.
Master's thesis: Energy and nutrient digestibility of corn distillers co-products fed to growing and finishing pigs

Sarah F. Cervantes-Pahm. 2005 – 2007.
Master's thesis: Apparent and standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of processed soybean products fed to pigs

Leann M. McGinnis. 2005 – 2007.
Master's thesis: Evaluation of a novel E. coli-derived phytase fed to growing pigs

Laura L. Stewart. 2005 – 2007.
Master's thesis: Net energy values of soybean hulls and wheat middlings fed to growing and finishing pigs

Michelle R. Widmer. 2005 – 2007.
Master's thesis: Energy and nutrient digestibility of high protein distillers dried grains and corn germ by growing pigs and effects on pig performance, carcass quality, and pork palatability

Grant I. Petersen. 2002-2004.
Master's thesis: Phosphorus digestibility of inorganic phosphorus sources by growing pigs

Rommel C. Sulabo. 2001 – 2003.
Master's thesis: Effect of body weight and reproductive status on phosphorus digestibility and efficacy of phytase in pigs

Robert A. Bohlke. 2000-2002.
Master's thesis: Calcium, phosphorus and amino acid digestibility in low phytate corn by growing pigs