Dr. Kristen E. Govoni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. She earned her B.S. (1998), M.S. (2002), and Ph.D. (2003), under the mentorship of Steven A. Zinn, from the University of Connecticut in Animal Science. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Musculoskeletal Disease Center at the Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center, under the mentorship of Subburaman Mohan, in 2008. Dr. Govoni’s research focuses on understanding the regulation of growth and metabolism at the cellular level to identify methods to improve animal production and health. In addition to her research program, Dr. Govoni teaches Growth and Metabolism of Domestic Livestock, Scientific Writing and Seminar. She is also the Faculty Director for the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WiMSE) Learning Community.