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Dr. Stephen Nickerson

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Milking and Udder Health

Dr. Stephen Nickerson
Professor of Dairy Science, University of Georgia

Dr. Stephen Nickerson

Area of Expertise
As a Professor of Dairy Science at the University of Georgia, Dr. Stephen Nickerson focuses on milking management and udder health. A few specific areas of research interest include the hormonal role in mammary cell differentiation and induction of lac¬tation in dairy cattle, evaluation of postmilking teat sanitizers in mastitis control, prevalence of intramammary infection in breeding age dairy heifers and the effects of bovine somatotropin (BST) on incidence of bovine mastitis. Dr. Nickerson has served as President of the National Mastitis Council, and Department Head for the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia. In addition to speaking engagements and presentations across the United States, Dr. Nickerson has traveled to more than 20 countries as an invited speaker for milk quality and mastitis control seminars. He is a member of 15 professional and honor societies and has authored or co-authored 62 abstracts, 180 popular articles, and over 150 refereed journal articles, bulletins, books and book chapters.

Academic Training

PhD 1980 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dairy Science
MS 1976 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dairy Science
BS 1972 University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Science

Professional Experience

2007 - present Professor of Dairy Science, University of Georgia
2004 - 2007 Professor and Department Head, Animal and Dairy Science Department, University of Georgia
2001 - 2003 Professor and Department Head, Dairy Science Department, Virginia Tech
1981 - 2001 Professor and Director of the Mastitis Research Laboratory, Louisiana State University’s Hill Farm Research Station

Honors and Awards
Two-time recipient of the ADSA Service Award
Dean Foods Award, 1999
USDA Award for Superior Service, 1989
Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit, 1988
Agway Inc. Young Scientist Award, 1988
LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award, 1986-1987
First Mississippi Corporation Award of Excellence, 1986
ADSA West Agro-Chemical Award, 1985



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