Karen Plaut named Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association®

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Karen Plaut has been named Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association. Plaut will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The purpose of the ADSA Fellow Award is to recognize dairy foods division and production division members of ADSA who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more. The recipients must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy-related discipline, or to ADSA; in addition, the recipients must be and have been a member of ADSA for a minimum of 20 years.

Karen Plaut’s research work has focused on understanding the basic biology of the mammary gland. Her efforts have led both to a more complete understanding of control of mammary growth and metabolism in dairy cattle and to important contributions in understanding mammary cancer biology. Plaut has been active in ADSA for her entire career, serving in many roles from judging scrapbooks for the Student Affiliate Division and selecting award winners to chairing and developing symposia and as a member of the board of directors and chair of the Science Policy Committee.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Karen Plaut with the 2020 Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association distinction.


About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry. www.adsa.org