Texas Tech Board of Regents advance five Davis College faculty members
By: Norman Martin
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the academic advancement of five outstanding Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources faculty members during their latest meeting (Feb. 24).
Among those receiving a promotion in academic rank (effective Sept. 1) are:
Kristin Hales, Associate Professor to Full Professor, Department of Animal & Food Sciences. A nationally-recognized expert in ruminant nutrition and beef cattle energetics, Hales research focuses on antimicrobial resistance in high-risk cattle and mitigating antimicrobial resistance across the food chain. Prior to joining the Davis College faculty in 2019, the Texas Tech Thorton Distinguished Chair served as a research animal scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service's U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. The Texas panhandle native's doctorate is from Texas Tech.
Vinicius Machado, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Veterinary Science. Machado's research interests include a variety of areas related to dairy health, such as postpartum uterine health, transition period management and immunity. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He joined the Davis College faculty in 2017. The Goias, Brazil native's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is from Federal University of Goias in Brazil, and his doctorate in animal sciences is from Cornell University. He completed a residency program at Cornell's Ambulatory & Production Medicine Clinic.
Rosalyn Shim, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Plant & Soil Science. An expert in of Plant breeding and genetics, Shim's research focuses on genetic variation present in the wild relatives of crops that can be used to improve various agronomic traits in crops such as cotton, tomato and rice. Prior to joining the Tech faculty in 2017, she served as an assistant professor at the Bioscience and Biotechnology Center's Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biosystem at Nagoya University-Furo-cho, Nagoya. Her doctorate in agricultural sciences is from the Nagoya University-Furo-cho in Japan.
Catherine Simpson, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Plant & Soil Science. The Louisiana native's research focuses on urban horticulture, controlled environment system research, vertical greenhouse production, water conservation, abiotic stress physiology, ornamental horticulture and plant-soil-water relationships. Prior to joining the Tech faculty in 2019, Simpson served as an assistant professor and research scientist at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center in Weslaco, Texas. Her doctorate in horticulture is from Texas A&M-College Station.
Sukhbir Singh, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Plant & Soil Science. Singh's research program broadly focuses on determining the parameters, such as varieties and agronomic practices, leading to a profitable vegetable production. To achieve this goal, his research involves several aspects of organic and conventional vegetable production in several production systems such as open field, greenhouse and high tunnel. He joined the Tech faculty in 2016. His doctorate in plant and environmental sciences is from New Mexico State University.
CONTACT: Clint Krehbiel, Dean, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or Clint.Krehbiel@ttu.edu
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