Outstanding Graduate Research Award

Matthew Holton

Matthew Holton has been honored with the E. Broadus Brown Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. This award is given in honor of Browne, a former director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations in the college, and is given to master’s and doctoral students based on research and effective communication. Matthew will receive $1,000 and up to $2,500 in travel funding support to attend a professional meeting.

Holton joined the Department of Animal and Dairy Science in the fall of 2015 as an undergraduate student and graduated with degrees in Animal and Dairy Science in the spring of 2019. In the summer of 2020, Holton came back to ADS as a graduate research assistant under the direction of Dr. Pedro Fontes.

During Holton’s time as a graduate student, he has attended and presented research at National and Southern Section meetings of the American Society of Animal Science. Holton won 1st place in the MS level 3MT competition at Southern Section meetings in Ft. Worth, Texas in January of 2022. Holton successfully defended his master’s thesis titled: Luteal color doppler ultrasonography and pregnancy-associated glycoproteins as early pregnancy diagnostic tools and predictors of pregnancy loss in Bos taurus beef cattle, in early April and will graduate in May of 2022 with a Master of Science in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science.

Following graduation in May, Matthew will start veterinary school in the fall to continue his education and move one step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a food animal veterinarian.