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Noelle Noyes (DVM, PhD) is a veterinary epidemiologist with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focuses on leveraging scientific discovery to advance livestock production systems. The microbiome is a vast and largely untapped source of scientific discovery, and Noelle hopes to utilize advanced scientific technologies to leverage microbiome dynamics to decrease mastitis on dairy farms.

Luciano Caixeta (DVM, PhD) spent two years at Colorado State University as a Clinical Instructor in Dairy Population Health Management before moving north to join the Dairy Production Medicine group at the University of Minnesota in 2017. His major research areas are the prevention and management of metabolic and infectious diseases of dairy cattle.

Brad Heins (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Dairy Management at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research Center in Morris, Minnesota. His research and extension program focuses on best management practices for organic dairy production, management intensive grazing, supplementation strategies for dairy cattle, crossbreeding, group rearing of calves, and renewable energy for dairy production systems.
Vinicius Silva Machado (DVM, PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Sciences at Texas tech University. His research interests include a variety of areas related to dairy health, such as postpartum uterine health, transition period management, and immunity.
Daryl Nydam (DVM, PhD) is employed in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Cornell University as Professor of dairy health and production and co-director of the Summer Dairy Institute. Daryl is also the Director of Quality Milk Production Services and in the section of Ambulatory and Production Medicine. In these roles he is active in disease control programs, on-farm dairy production medicine programs for efficient production, and provides regular clinical service.
Pablo Pinedo (DVM, PhD) is an Associate Professor in Dairy Management Systems in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. His career goal is centered on improving health, well-being, and productivity in food animal systems, while promoting sustainability in time. His work has centered on the evaluation of novel strategies for improved cattle welfare and health, including methodologies for prevention and early detection of disease.
  Chris Dean (BA, BS) is a PhD student within the Veterinary Population Medicine Department at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on deriving meaning from complex biological datasets originating in livestock systems.