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Faculty Research Grants

Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Faculty Research Grants

Our faculty members are indicated by *.

New Grants

*Ali Beker (PI) and *Adel Pezeshki (Co-PI). Herbanimals Supplements llc. Effects of herbanimal supplement as an alternative to antibiotic use in broiler chickens performance, carcass composition, and immune status. 8/1/2017 - 12/31/2018. $23,000.

*Ali Beker (PI). Italian Contribution to the Education. Italian contribution to the education sector development programme - Post Grad Program. 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2019. $159,727.

*Scott Carter (PI). Zinpro Corp. Determination of the efficacy of water soluble zinc on growth performance and immune response of nursery pigs. 7/1/2017 - 12/31/2017. $28,532.

Sabit Ekin (PI), Jintong Hu (Co-PI), and *Ryan Reuter (Co-PI). OSU I-Corps Site Team. Low-Maintenance Livestock Monitoring via Environment-Powered Internet of Things. 7/01/2017 – 6/31/2018. $3,000.

Sandip Harimkar (PI), Hitesh Vora (Co-PI), *Ravi Jadeja (Co-PI), et. al. Metal Additive manufacturing Multi-User Core Facility. V.P Research Core Facility Support. 1/5/2017-1/5/2018. $336,000.

*Ravi Jadeja (PI). ODAFF. Whole-chain traceability to improve food safety: Melons. 1/9/2017 - 1/9/2019. $21,076.

*Ravi Jadeja (PI) and *Divya Jaroni (Co-PI).  Antimicrobial Ice Based Meat Grinder Sanitation Process Optimization- TBDP/OSU. 11/1/17-10/30/18. $5,500.

*David Lalman (PI). U.S. Department of Agriculture. Back to Basics: Expanding best management practice adoption in small and mid-sized beef enterprises. 5/1/2017 - 4/30/2021. $109,025.

*Gretchen Mafi (PI). National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Oklahoma State University - Meat Science Graduate Research Assistantship. 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018. $15,000.

*Adel Pezeshki (PI). Agrivida, Inc. Effect of graded level of Phytase on growth performance of nursery pigs fed with moderately low protein diets. 10/15/2017 - 4/15/2018. $19,394.

*Adel Pezeshki (PI). NIFA. Improving the growth performance of nursery pigs with low protein diets supplemented with both crystalline and branched chain amino acids. 1/01/2018 – 12/31/2019. $150,000.

*Ranjith Ramanathan (PI), *Adel Pezeshki (Co-PI), *Scott Carter (Co-PI), *Gretchen Mafi (Co-PI), *David Lalman (Co-PI), *Chris Richards (Co-PI), and *Deb VanOverbeke (Co-PI). USDA/AFRI. Seahorse XFp Oxygen analyzer to enhance mitochondrial research capabilities in meat quality studies. 1/1/2018 - 1/1/2019. $22,832.

*Ranjith Ramanathan (PI). Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Use of interactive simulation models to promote and enhance student engagement in a food science class. 4/4/2017 - 8/31/2018. $2,200.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). Merial, LTD. Performance and profitability of long-acting Eprinomectin (Long Range) in stocker steers grazing wheat pasture. 5/1/2017 - 9/30/2019. $168,009.

*Chris Richards (PI), *Ryan Reuter (Co-PI), and *Blake Wilson (Co-PI). Dupont/ Danisco Animal Health. Comparing enzyme efficiacy on total tract starch digestibility. 11/1/2017 - 8/31/2018. $54,800.

*Deb VanOverbeke (PI). National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Market cow injection. 3/1/2017 - 1/31/2018. $50,000.

*Blake Wilson (PI) and Ryan Reuter (Co-PI). Renovation of Critical Research Facilities Program. Modernization of the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center & Wheat Pasture Barn processing facilities. 12/14/2017 – 12/31/2018. $60,000.

*Blake Wilson (PI). Kemin Industries Inc. Assessment of CLOSTAT Bacillus subtillis PB6 active microbial on the clinical health, performance, and carcass characteristics of cattle during the receiving and finishing phases. 8/1/2017 - 12/31/2018. $100,000.

*Goulong “Glenn” Zhang (PI) and *Adel Pezeshki (Co-I). Elanco Animal Health. Effect of heat stress on broiler chickens medicated with different concentrations of nicarbazin. 11/17/2017 - 5/16/2020. $52,937.

*Goulong “Glenn” Zhang (PI). OCAST. Development of next generation antibiotic alternatives. 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2018. $92,431.

Continuing Grants

*Scott Carter (PI). MicroNutrients USA, LLC. Determination of the bioavailability of trace mineral sources for nursery pigs. 5/1/2016 - 6/30/2018. $38,341.

*Ravi Jadeja (PI). Texas Organic Farmers & Growers Association. Customized food-safety intervention strategies for hard-to-reach producers. 10/1/2016 - 8/31/2019. $52,709.

*Divya Jaroni (PI). TBDP. Phage-Technology to control bio-film-forming Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli in the food industry. 4/15/2016 - 3/28/2018. $20,000.

*David Lalman (PI). KSU (USDA Climate Change). Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets. 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2018. $345,110.

*Ranjith Ramanathan (PI), Steve Hartson (Co-PI), *Gretchen Mafi (Co-PI), and *Deb VanOverbeke (Co-PI). U.S. Department of Agriculture. Characterizing the biochemical mechanisms governing color of dark cutting beef. 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019. $149,980.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). KSU (USDA Climate Change). Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the southern great plains under changing climate, land use and markets. 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2018. $134,663.48.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). USDA ARS. Sustaining beef production in the Southern Plains through managing greenhouse gas emissions by grazing cattle. 9/1/2015 - 7/31/2020. $71,685.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). USDA ARS. Sustainable beef-forage systems for the Southern Plains. 8/1/2015 - 7/30/2020. $150,000.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). Elanco Animal Health. Additivity of Elanco stocker technologies in stocker cattle grazing wheat pasture. 12/14/2010 – Completion. $108,902.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). US Poultry. Effect of feather meal inclusion on supplement intake behavior and performance in stocker cattle. 11/1/2016 - 10/31/2018. $61,755.

*Chris Richards (PI). TCFA. Use of systems research to improve beef cattle feed and water use efficiency. 9/1/2014 - 3/14/2018. $3,360.

*Chris Richards (PI). USDA. Beef cattle selection and management for adaptation to drought. 5/1/2014 - 2/28/2019. $326,906.

*Chris Richards (PI). Danisco Animal Health (DuPont). Investigating the impact of acidosis on rumen fermentation, fecal characteristics, and blood parameter. 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2018. $176,448.

*Chris Richards (PI). USDA. Beef cattle selection and management for adaptation to drought. 5/1/2014 - 2/28/2019. $673,094.

*Chris Richards (PI). Danisco Animal Health (DuPont). Determine the ruminal starch digestibility of corn in beef cattle, in situ. 9/1/2016 - 8/31/2018. $28,855.

*Chris Richards (PI). NOVUS International, Inc. Evaluation of Mintrex Beef chelated trace minerals on clinical signs, immune response variables, and mineral balance in calves following natural exposure to bovine viral diarrhea virus type 1b and subsequent Mannheima haemolytica infection. 12/1/2012 – Completion. $31,591.

*Deb VanOverbeke (PI). Multisorb Technologies, Inc. Multisorb. 3/1/2015 - 2/28/2020. $389,435.

*Deb VanOverbeke (PI). USDA ARS El Reno. ARS Meat Quality. 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2019. $45,000.

*Blake Wilson (PI). Alltech, Inc. Evaluation of Bioplex organic trace minerals on clinical signs, immune response variables, and mineral balance in calves following natural exposure to bovine viral diarrhea type 1 and subsequent Mannheimia haemolytica infection. 11/1/2016 - 1/11/2018. $66,099.96.

*Blake Wilson (PI). Langston University. Genomics of resilience in sheep to climatic stressors. 6/2/2014 - 8/31/2018. $124,537.

*Goulong “Glenn” Zhang (PI). NIFA. National Needs Fellowship Program in application of genomic and computational biology to animal production. 2/1/2013 - 1/31/2018. $238,500.

Grants Completed in 2017

*Gerald Horn (PI). NOVUS International, Inc. Methionine Hydroxy Analogue for growth of wheat pasture stocker cattle. 12/15/2009 - 9/26/2017. $7,200.

*Ravi Jadeja (PI). PeroxyChem, LLC. PAA laden ice in meat grinders for microbial control. 7/15/2016 - 12/31/2017. $14,097.

*David Lalman (PI). Alltech, Inc. Effects of Optimase and Rumensin in beef cows. 1/1/2013 - 5/3/2017. $68,791.

*Gretchen Mafi (PI). NCBA. Oklahoma State University - Meat Science Graduate Research Assistantship. 10/1/2016 - 10/20/2017. $15,000.

*Ranjith Ramanathan (PI). USDA. Application of metabolomics to determine the interrelationship between postmortem metabolite profile and beef color. 1/1/2014 - 3/24/17. $78,626.

*Ranjith Ramanathan (PI), *Gretchen Mafi (Co-PI), *Deb VanOverbeke (Co-PI), and *Divya Jaroni (Co-PI). OCAST. Enhancing the value of dark cutters by postharvest techniques. 8/1/2016 - 10/17/2017. $90,000.

*Ryan Reuter (PI). Elanco. Pilot Efficacy Study: Dose confirmation of performance with three different levels of monensin payout in a bolus for stocker cattle grazing wheat pastures. 9/28/2016 - 9/25/2017. $183,084.

*Deb VanOverbeke (PI). NCBA. National Beef Quality Audit - Phase I. 10/1/2015 - 9/28/2017. $58,730.

*Deb VanOverbeke (PI). TAMU. National Beef Quality Audit - Phase II. 10/1/2015 - 10/24/2017. $18,000.

*Blake Wilson (PI). Iowa State University. Investigating the impact of anti-inflammatory drug treatment prior to shipping on homeostasis, immune function, and health of feedlot cattle. 7/1/2016 - 10/13/2017.

*Blake Wilson (PI). Multimin USA. Evaluation of MULTIMIN 90 injectable trace minerals on the performance, clinical brd incidence, and mineral balance in calves in a commercial feedlot. 10/29/2015 - 9/30/2017. $49,996.

*Goulong “Glenn” Zhang (PI). OCAST. Development of next generation antibiotic alternatives. 8/1/2016 - 10/19/2017. $87,065.

*Goulong “Glenn” Zhang (PI). Cowboy Tech. Natural immune boosting feed additives as alternatives to antibiotics. 1/1/2015 - 3/31/2017. $60,000.

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