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Sarah Kinsman, M.S.

Sarah Kinsman
Sarah monitoring ovarian activity of Fairchild Dairy cows by transrectal ultrasonography after calving

Sarah Kinsman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences in 2009 and a Master of Science in Animal Sciences in 2012.  Her Master's Thesis entitled, "Keratin 8/18 filaments: Potential modulators of death signaling in ovarian granulosa cells", entailed genetic knock-out experiments in which ovarian cells were transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA) to regulate cell function.  The long-term goal of the work is to improve reproductive efficiency in dairy cows.  Sarah presented her results at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in State College, PA, August 2012.  She is currently employed by Corning Life Sciences, Inc. in Woburn, MA as a research scientist.