Madison Gohlke — Animal Sciences/pre-vet
Madison Gohlke is a senior majoring animal sciences/pre-vet. Her research examines the effects of mitochondrial DNA on the development of obesity by exchanging mitochondria between embryos from obese pigs and embryos from lean pigs and then evaluating the growth traits of the offspring. Madison plans to become a mixed-animal veterinarian, and the animal experience, and technical skills she gains from this project will be invaluable to her career. She says her favorite experience of her research project would be working with the pigs and that the College of Agriculture has prepared her to do so by taking courses that will benefit her now and years to come in the animal science industry.
Project title: Impact of Mitochondrial Nuclear Exchange on Obesity and Metabolic Disease in Swine