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Graduate Researchers

Aimee Benjamin
Aimee Benjamin

B.S., Cornell University

Originally from the small town of Bernhards Bay, New York, Aimee received her B.S. degree from Cornell University in 2005. Following graduation she worked at the Cornell Dairy Facility where she became an integral part of the herd health team. Aimee is working in Dr. David Kerr's lab towards a Ph.D. in Dairy Science. Her research interests are E. coli mastitis and the immune system response following infection.
Filiz KorkmazFiliz Korkmaz

B.S., University of Massachusetts

Filiz is originally from Wrentham, Massachusetts. She studied at the University of Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She joined the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program in August 2012 and is working on her dissertation research in the laboratory of Dr. David Kerr. Her research is focused on the innate immune response to bovine mastitis and, in particular, how the immune response may be regulated epigenetically. Outside the lab she enjoys running, skiing, cooking, and traveling. 

Undergraduate Researchers
Samantha Monck
Samantha Monck

Originally from Orange, Connecticut, Sam is now a senior at the University of Vermont. She will graduate in May 2015 with a B.S. in Animal Science and hopes to attend vet school in the fall. Her research interests focus on the development of a whole blood stimulation test as a means for measuring immune response potential in bovines. Her other interests include skiing, reading, and traveling.

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