Role: Lab Manager
Q: Describe your role in the Meat Science and Animal Biologics program.
I help keep the science happening by making sure that our scientists and students have the training, supplies, and equipment that they need to understand the animal protein we eat. I help submit grant applications to support our research, as well as research papers to let everyone know what we have learned.
Q: What is your favorite feature of the new building?
I love the windows that let the light in!
Q: How will the new building enhance your work?
One improvement over the old building is that we will have up-to-date equipment in one place so that everyone interacts in one space. The synergy of basic science with applied problem solving will result in life-altering discoveries. With all of this potential to collaborate, maybe we will even discover the meat science equivalent of Velcro.
Q: What is one thing every Wisconsin citizen should know about the MSABD building?
This building is the result of industry and academia coming together to further the vision of efficiently providing protein and other products in the 21st century. Everyone should feel engaged in the possibilities of safer food, while pushing the boundaries of how we provide animal protein.