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Stahly/Peo Outstanding Graduate Student in Swine Nutrition Award

Sponsored by the Stahly/Peo Memorial and Tribute Fund

Amy Petry, received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas Tech University and recently completed a Ph.D. at Iowa State University with Dr. John Patience. Her dissertation focused on the in vivo mode of action of xylanase, funded through a grant which Amy largely authored. Using dual cannulated pigs, she was able to concurrently study the effect of enzymes on digestion, the microbiome, intestinal structure and function and oxidative status in the jejunum, ileum and large intestine. Her work revealed a mode of action of xylanase which differs considerably from current dogma. Amy will has published 12 refereed publications, plus 7 other collaborative papers and co-authored 2 book chapters during her graduate studies. She was also very active in teaching and in extracurricular activities, serving as President of the Association of Graduate Animal Scientists, Senator of the Iowa State Graduate and Professional Student Senate and graduate director of MW ASAS. Amy has accepted a position as assistant professor at Texas Tech University.

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