Jimena Laporta receives the ADSA® Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production

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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Jimena Laporta as the 2021 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production. Laporta will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production was created to recognize a young scholar from the Production division and their potential in research and educational leadership and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. Special requirements include 10 years or less since receiving a final academic degree, current active membership in ADSA, exemplary research or educational programs (instruction, extension, or industry), and potential for future leadership. The winner must deliver a symposium-type address at the ADSA Annual Meeting that should focus on critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. A written manuscript of the lecture must be submitted to the Journal of Dairy Science®, which will then be reviewed and published in an appropriate section of the journal. 

Jimena Laporta is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has built a strong, recognized, and well-funded research and educational program in lactation biology studying environmental factors and maternal influences affecting mammary gland development and function. Her work demonstrates that maternal hyperthermia alters the developmental trajectory of the mammary gland from fetal development through the first lactation, leading to reduced milk yields and considerable losses to dairy profitability. Laporta has been an active member of ADSA since 2010, where she has been a section moderator, member, and past chair of the Lactation Biology Committee.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Jimena Laporta with the 2021 ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production.

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.