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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Miguel Chirivi as the 2022 recipient of the Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award recognizes a graduate student, who is also a member of ADSA, who has published a paper in the Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS®). The manuscript must be based on research conducted by the student before his or her final oral examination and must list the student as senior author. The manuscript must be submitted to JDS within six months after completion of the final oral examination and then be accepted to and/or published in JDS during the calendar year preceding the award.

Miguel Chirivi grew up in Bojac√°, Colombia, where his family owned a small herd of Normande cattle. In 2018 Chirivi completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In 2019 he joined Andres Contreras’s laboratory at Michigan State University and began studying adipose tissue in transition dairy cows. In the fall of 2019, Chirivi started his PhD in comparative medicine and integrative biology at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine under the supervision of Contreras. His research currently focuses on the effects of endotoxin on lipolytic dysregulation in adipose tissue of dairy cows.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the Alltech Biotechnology Center present Miguel Chirivi with the 2022 Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award.

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.