Lab Members

Graduate students for whom I served as major advisor:

Student Name Year Thesis/Dissertation Title Current Position
Allison Salazar, MS 2014* Disease markers of Mycobacterium bovis Graduate student
Katelin Marchetti, MS 2014* Use of quorum sensing molecules to enhance forage digestibility in ruminants Graduate student
Trevor Morgan, MS 2014* Validation of titanium dioxide and chromic oxide as a marker in horses Graduate student
Christopher Shelley, MS 2013 The effect of cobalt on digestibility in ruminants Regional livestock specialist, Colorado State University Extension
Melanie Beckman, MS 2013 Use of lipid extracted algae as a feed in ruminant diets Research specialist, Zinpro Corporation
Kali Benson, MA 2012 Development of a syndromic surveillance program for livestock Quality assurance manager, Alltech
Laura Dawdy-Tracey, MS 2012 Influence of wet distillers’ grain on rumen bacterial populations Nutrition Consultant, Purina LabDiet®/Purina TestDiet®
Flint Harrelson, PhD 2011 Effects of winter supplementation strategy on beef cattle performance and metabolism as well as calf health and performance Assistant Professor, Morehead State University
Chris Roof, MS 2010 Influence of juniper on rumen bacterial communication Graduate student
Patrick Sanchez, MS 2010 Propionibacterium acidipropionici P169 and glucogenic precursors to improve rumen parameters associated with low quality forage Complete DVM, practicing in Los Lunas, NM
Michael Horvath, MS 2008 The impact of dietary nutrient imbalances on ruminal fermentation and blood metabolites in beef females Self-employed
Kimberly Richardson, MS 2008 Leafy spurge exposure alters in vitro digestion and gas production in cattle and sheep

*Indicates year of anticipated graduation.

 

Dr. Ivey’s students have been the recipients of numerous special honors, awards, or other recognition of excellence in research:

  • 2013 – WSASAS Young Scholar – Melanie Beckman (past MS student) won this award in 2013 and gave a presentation at the WSASAS meeting in Bozeman MT.
  • 2013 – NMSU Tuition Fellowship, NMSU, 2013. Allison Salazar (current MS student) won this award.
  • 2013 – WSASAS Graduate Student Paper Competition. A competition among the graduate students in WSASAS. Each student submits an abstract, proceedings and gives a presentation on their research. My student Christopher Shelley placed 3rd out of 26 papers.
  • 2013 – A. L. Neumann Scientific Paper Competition for Animal Science Graduate Students, NMSU 2013. My MS student Christopher Shelley won this competition out of 5 papers
  • 2012 – WSASAS Graduate Student Paper Competition. A competition among the graduate students in WSASAS. My student Melanie Beckman won the competition out of 32 papers.
  • 2012 – A. L. Neumann Scientific Paper Competition for Animal Science Graduate Students, NMSU – My MS student Melanie Beckman placed 2nd in this competition out of 8 papers
  • 2013 – NMSU Tuition Fellowship, NMSU, 2013. Laura Dawdy (past MS student) won this award.