DALE E. BAUMAN, M.S., Ph.D. is Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Animal Science and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. His research on metabolic regulation of nutrient use has led to definition of biological concepts and development of new technologies and commercial practices. Bauman's current research focuses on regulation of milk fat synthesis, production of animal-derived functional foods and environmental impact of dairy production. Born in Michigan he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois. Bauman has received several scientific awards including the USDA Distinguished Service Award, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He has also served on various USDA Advisory Committees as well as Chairman of the NAS/NRC Board on Agriculture & Natural Resources and President of the American Society for Nutrition.
JUDE L. CAPPER, Ph.D. is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Animal Science at Washington St. University. Born in the UK, she undertook her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harper Adams University College (UK) where her post-graduate research focused on the relationship between current ruminant nutrition and neonatal behavior. Following a two-year lectureship in Animal Biology at the University of Worcester (UK), her current research at Cornell focuses on two areas: modeling the environmental impact of dairy production, and ruminant lipid metabolism.
ROGER A. CADY, Ph.D., Sustainability Lead- Dairy, Monsanto Dairy Business, is currently serves as Sustainability Lead for Monsanto Dairy Business. In this role, Dr. Cady serves as the science officer assuring Monsanto dairy products and efforts support sustainable agricultural practices. Cady is a native of New York and received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in quantitative genetics at Cornell University. Dr. Cady has been employed in several technical roles during his 8 year tenure at Monsanto. Prior to Monsanto, Cady served as a professor and extension dairy specialist for 18 years at University of New Hampshire and then Washington State University. While working in the academic sector he co-founded and served as moderator of Dairy-L, a popular international e-mail based discussion group covering issues important to dairy herd and dairy cattle management. He is a founder of the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers. Recognition Cady has received during his career include the Alfa-Laval Agri, ADSA Award for excellence in dairy cattle extension and in 1999 PDHGA honored Cady with an award named in his honor, The Cady Award, for excellence in service to dairy heifer growers. Dr. Cady is a member and past officer in the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and has served on various national and state industry committees and boards.
EURIDICE CASTAÑEDA GUTIERREZ, M.S., Ph.D., received her graduate degrees from the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. She was born in Mexico, where she completed her undergraduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Dr. Castañeda Gutiérrez’s expertise is in nutritional physiology and metabolism of dairy cattle, and during this project she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Dr. D.E. Bauman in the Department of Animal Science. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland, where she is investigating on nutritional regulation of energy metabolism.