CGIL Seminar: Impact of Climate Variability on the Resilience of Dairy Cattle classified as High, Average or Low Immune Responders

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MSc Shannon Cartwright


Good Afternoon CGIL, 

We are very pleased to have MSc Shannon Cartwright, a PhD candidate at the University of Guelph, to present a CGIL Seminar on Friday January 21st, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Impact of Climate Variability on the Resilience of Dairy Cattle classified as High, Average or Low Immune Responders”.

To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer, or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter. 

Connection information for the meeting has been sent via a Calendar invitation, additionally the meeting can be found at the link below.

Speaker Biography: Shannon is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Pathobiology, under the supervision of Dr. Bonnie Mallard. She graduated with a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 2007. She then promptly started a Master’s degree in bovine Immunology, under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Mallard. The focus of her MSc was to compare the immune response and survival between purebred and crossbred cattle. She successfully defended her MSc in 2010. She then began working as a research assistant and was involved in a project that focused on bringing the High Immune Response technology to the market place. In 2011 she accepted a position as a herd manager of a 120-milking cow robotic farm, and she worked there from Sept 2011–May 2013. In May 2013 she returned to work for Dr. Mallard managing a project that involved developing a genomics test for immune response in dairy cattle. Over the years, she has been an author of 10 peer reviewed publications, with 4 of these being first author publications. This year she was the first author on a manuscript published in BMC Veterinary Research and a co-author on a manuscript published in Scientific Reports. In September 2017 she began her PhD research, under the supervision of Dr. Bonnie Mallard. Her current project involves looking at the effects of climate change on the resilience of dairy cattle that have been immune response phenotyped.

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