Kristen Smith
Kristen Smith
PhD student, pathobiology | Olathe, KS | kristenjs9@vet.k-state.edu
Kristen loves horseback riding and is focused on Bovine Respotary diseases (BRD) She hopes to graduate in fall of 2024.
Lilli Heinen
Lilli Heinen
PhD student, pathobiology | Bergisch Gladbach, Germany | lheinen@vet.k-state.edu.
Lilli is working on a PhD concurrent with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Her focus is on Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) she hopes to graduate in 2024 and receive her PhD the following year.
Blaine Johnson, DVM
PhD student, pathobiology | Red Oak, Iowa | blainej@vet.k-state.edu
Blaine received his DVM from Iowa State and plans to complete his PhD November of 2022. His focus is heart disease in cattle through a grant from the American Angus Association.
Hector Rojas
MS student, biomedical science | South Elgin, Illinois | hectorrojas@vet.k-state.edu
“Graduate School is trying to fly an airplane while you are building it” Hector’s focus is Bovine Respiratory Diseases (BRD) and plans to graduate fall of 2021.
Kyndall Neal
MS, bio-medical science concurrent with perusing a DVM degree | Wamego, KS | Knorris34@vet.k-state.edu.
In addition to completing the 4- year DVM curriculum, she was selected in her first year for the Veterinary Training Program in rural Kansas and will spend additional time during the summer months learning about public health, rural sociology, natural disaster preparedness and foreign animal disease. While striving toward these amazing goals, she is also completing her master’s in bio-medical sciences. She plans to graduate 2024 and move to western Kansas.
Conrad Schelkopf
Geneva, Nebraska | conrads@vet.k-state.edu
He is pursuing dual degrees while studying for his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM). His research focuses on food animal diagnostics and therapeutics emphasizing antimicrobial stewardship under the leadership of co-advisors: Drs. Mike Apley and Brian Lubbers. He plans on completing his DVM in 2024 and his PhD the following year.
Grace Jacobson
Grace Jacobson
Student, Agricultural Communications and Journalism – B with a minor in Journalism & Mass Comm. Global Food Syst-Lead_Sec Major | Kansas City, MO | gracej@vet.k-state.edu | BCI relies on her to produce and edit the weekly podcast: Cattle Chat. She also edits and posts video training modules for the NBCA, AVC, AABP and AASRP.
Caleb Hildebrand
Caleb Hildebrand
Former BCI INTERN | Student, Animal Sciences and Industry, | Stafford, KS | child12@vet.k-state.edu