Visiting Scholars, Graduate Students, Interns (2008 - 2015)

Dr. Ahmed Askar
• Native of Egypt
• Graduate Student Research Intern
• Research Project: Characterization of the Energy Requirement for Activity by Grazing Ruminants (USDA 2005-38814-16352)
• Experiments: AAR-06-07, AAR-07-03

Dr. Asefa Asmare
• Native of Ethiopia
• Research Project: Research Project: The Ability of Goats to Withstand Harsh Nutritional Environments(USDA 2005-38814-16353)
• Experiments: AA-06-08, AA-07-02, AA-07-05

Dr. Adnan Beker
• Native of Ethiopia
• Research Project: Energy Expenditure for Activity in Free-Ranging Ruminants: A Nutritional Frontier (US-3694-05 R)
• Experiments: AB-06-06, AB-06-16, AB-07-01

Ms. Marie-Eve Brassard
• Native of Canada
• Graduate Student Research Intern
• Research Project: Grazing Activity Energy Cost (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiment: AT-13-07

Mr. Mesfin M. Gobena
• Graduate Student (MS; cooperative with University of Florida)
• Native of Ethiopia
• Research Projects: Sustainable Small Ruminant Production Through Selection for Resistance to Internal Parasites (OKLXSAHLU12) and Resilience in Sheep to Climatic Stress Factors (OKLUGOETSCH2013)

Dr. Yong-qing Guo
• Visiting Scholar
• Native of China
• Research Project: Effects of Selected Nutritional Components on Immunity to Haemonchus in Goats (OKLXWANG10)
• Experiment: Effects of Nutritional Plane on the Maintenance Energy Requirement of Goats (BIO12-001-016)
• Experiments: AH-09-05

Dr. Wenping Hu
• Native of China
• Research Project: Boer Goat Selection for Residual Feed Intake (2008-02661)
• Experiments: WH-09-06

Mr. Ali Hussein
• Graduate Student (MS; cooperative with Oklahoma State University)
• Research Project: Resilience in Sheep and Goats to Climatic Stress Factors (OKLUGOETSCH2013)
• Experiment: AH-15-13

Ms. Courtney Jones
• Graduate Student (MS; cooperative with Oklahoma State University, Agricultural Economics)
• Research Project: Sustainable Small Ruminant Production Through Selection for Resistance to Internal Parasites (OKLXSALU12)

Dr. Abdelhafid Keli
• Native of Morocco
• Research Project: Management of lactating Alpine goats to minimize internal parasitism and the activity energy cost
• Experiments: AK-09-11

Dr. Sebastian Lama
• Visiting Scholar
• Native of Argentina
• Research Project: Method of Supplementing Meat Goat Kids While Grazing with Tree Legume Leaves (OKLXSALHU2012)
• Experiment: SPL-15-03

Dr. Shirron LeShure
• Visiting Scholar
• Research Projects: Enhancing Wellbeing and Productivity of Dairy Goats Using Smart Technology (OKLUTGIPSON2014); Sustainable Control of Greenhouse Gas Emission by Ruminant Livestock (OKLUAGOETSCH2014)
• Experiment: SL-15-14

Dr. Mengistu Urge Letta
• Native of Ethiopia
• Visiting Scholar (Sabattical)
• Research Project: Resilience in Sheep and Goats to Climatic Stress Factors (OKLUGOETSCH2013)
• Experiments: MU-14-01 and MU-14-08

Ms. Amanda Manley
• Graduate Student
• Research Project: Boer Goat Selection for Residual Feed Intake (OKLXGIPSON08)
• Experiments: AM-10-07, AM-10-09, AM-11-04

Mr. Ahmed Mohammed
• Native of Iraq
• Research Project: Effects of the Number of Animals Per Pen and Time of Automated Feeder Access on Feed Intake, Efficiency of Feed Utilization, and Feeding Behavior by Yearling Spanish Wethers
• Experiments: IR3-11-09

Dr. Bridgit S. Muasa
• Borlaug Fellow
• Native of Kenya
• Research Project: Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Goats (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiments: EL-14-09 and EL-14-10

Ms. Marie Negron, Eva Pacheco, and Alexandra Reyes
• Visiting Undergraduate Student Interns
• Native of Puerto Rico
• Research Project: Mortality Composting (OKLXSAHLU2012)

Mr. Abdullah Nuaman
• Native of Iraq
• Research Project: Effects of Supplementation on Selectivity of Forage Components by Yearling Meat Goat Doelings
• Experiments: IR6-11-08

Ms. Erin Parkinson
• Undergraduate Student Research Intern
• Native of Washington
• Research Project: Effects of Selected Nutritional Components on Immunity to Haemonchus in Goats (OKLXWANG10)

Ms. Luana P. S. Ribeiro
• Visiting Graduate Student (PhD; Sandwich program; cooperative with Federal University of Bahia, UFBA)
• Native of Brazil
• Research Project: Effects of Body Condition at Kidding on Performance of Lactating Dairy Goats (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiment: LR-15-02

Dr. Mohammed Sawalhah
• Visiting Scholar
• Native of Jordan
• Research Project: Red Cedar Control with Goats (OKLUSHART2014)
• Experiment: SH-15-07

Ms. Rulan Shangguan
• Native of China
• Research Project: Impact of Sub-Clinical Mastitis on Production and Quality of Goat Milk and Cheese (USDA 2007-38814-18474)
• Experiments: RS-09-04

Dr. Taher Shujaa
• Native of Iraq
• Research Project: Effects of Supplementation on Selectivity of Forage Components by Yearling Meat Goat Doelings and Effects of the Number of Animals Per Pen and Time of Automated Feeder Access on Feed Intake, Efficiency of Feed Utilization, and Feeding Behavior by Yearling Spanish Wethers
• Experiments: IR6-11-08, IR3-11-09

Ms. Nhayandra C. D. Silva
• Visiting Graduate Student (PhD; Sandwich program; cooperative with Universidade Estadual Paulista)
• Native of Brazil
• Research Project: Restricted Feed Access Regimes for Lactating Dairy Goats (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiments: NS-14-06 and NS-15-05

Dr. Zewei Sun
• Visiting Scholar
• Native of China
• Research Project: Effects of Selected Nutritional Components on Immunity to Haemonchus in Goats (OKLXWANG10)
• Experiment: RZ-11-20, ZS-13-09

Dr. Dereje Tadesse
• Native of Ethiopia
• Visiting Scholar
• Research Project: Resilience in Sheep and Goats to Climatic Stress Factors (OKLUGOETSCH2013)
• Experiments: DT-15-12

Dr. Yoko Tsukahara
• Native of Japan
• Research Project: Goat Research and Production and the Importance of Goats in Development Project: Establishing a Langston University Testing Center for Electric Fence Modifications of Cattle Barb Wire Fence for Goat Containment (OKLXGOETSCH10), Establishing a Langston University Testing Center for Electric Fence Modifications of Cattle Barb Wire Fence for Goat Containment (OKLXGOETSCH10); Sustainable Small Ruminant Production Through Selection for Resistance to Internal Parasites (OKLXSAHLU12)
• Experiments: AG-11-13, YT-12-01, YT-12-02, YT-12-04, YT-12-06, YT-12-07, YT-12-08, YT-13-02, YT-13-03, YT-13-05, YT-13-10, YT-14-03, YT-14-04YT-15-06

Dr. Ignacio Tovar-Luna
• Native of Mexico
• Research Project: The Grazing Activity Energy Cost of Goats (BIO11-001-005)
• Experiments: AA-07-02, ITL-08-01

Dr. Lynn Wang
• Native of China
• Research Project: Impact of Sub-Clinical Mastitis on Production and Quality of Goat Milk and Cheese (2007-38814-18474)
• Experiments: LW-08-03, LW-09-02, LW-09-03

Dr. Chrilukovian B. Wasike
• Borlaug Fellow
• Native of Kenya
• Research Project: Residual Feed Intake in Lactating Dairy Goats (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiment: NS-14-06

Dr. Liping Wu
• Native of China
• Research Project: Impact of Sub-Clinical Mastitis on Production and Quality of Goat Milk and Cheese (OKLXSTEVEZENG2007)
• Experiments: LPW-11-05, LPW-11-06, LPW-11-07

Ms. Hirut Yirga
• Native of Ethiopia
• Visiting Graduate Student (PhD; Haramaya University, Ethiopia)
• Research Project: Brackish and Saline Drinking Water for Small Ruminants (OKLXSAHLU2012)
• Experiment: HY-15-10

Mr. Li Zhang
• Native of China
• Training Focus: Cheese manufacturing and Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) laboratory operation
• Experiments: MR-05-12

Dr. Rongzhen Zhong
• Native of China
• Research Project: Effects of Selected Nutritional Components on Immunity to Haemonchus in Goats (OKLXWANG10)
• Experiments: ZW-10-02, ZW-10-06, RZ-10-10, RZ-11-03, RZ-11-15, RZ-11-16, RZ-11-20