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Our Team

The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) is made up of four teams. The IMGC members in the Management Team oversee the execution of the organization’s activities. The Steering Committee is made up of leaders in the field who are also representatives of our Elite Sponsors. They guide IMGC with strategic planning. The Scientific Advisory Committee is made up of scientific experts in the fields of milk science, lactation and dairy and guides IMGC’s scientific direction. The SPLASH!® Milk Science Update Editorial Team is made up of professional writers who research and publish the hottest topics in milk science from primary sources.

Meet the IMGC members and experts in the fields of lactation, milk science, and dairy that make up our leadership, advisory, and editorial boards!

Management

Jennifer T. Smilowitz
Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific and Strategic Development
Orla Cagney headshot
Orla Cagney, B.S.
Symposium Coordinator
Elieke Kearns
Elieke Kearns, R.D., Ph.D.
ROS Workshop Chair
Denise Mullinax
Denise Mullinax, M.S.
CDRF Executive Director
Monica Jayoon Lee
Monica Lee
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Gulustan Ozturk
Gulustan Ozturk, Ph.D.
Social Media Chair

Steering Committee

Ron Belldegrun
Ron Belldegrun
ByHeart, USA
Eve Pollet
Eve Pollet
Dairy Management Inc., USA
Denise Mullinax
Denise Mullinax, M.S.
CDRF Executive Director
Henrik Jørgen Andersen
Henrik Jørgen Andersen, Ph.D.
Arla Foods Ingredients, Denmark

Scientific Advisory Committee

J. Bruce German
J. Bruce German, Ph.D.
UC Davis, USA
Henrik Jørgen Andersen
Henrik Jørgen Andersen, Ph.D.
Arla Foods Ingredients, Denmark
Nurit Argov-Argaman, PhD
Nurit Argov-Argaman, Ph.D.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Christopher J. Cifelli
Christopher J. Cifelli, Ph.D.​
National Dairy Council​, USA
Kevin Comerford
Kevin Comerford, Ph.D.
California Dairy Research Foundation, USA
David Dallas
David Dallas, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, USA
Bethany M. Henrick
Bethany M. Henrick, Ph.D.
Evolve Biosystems Inc., USA
Kasper Hettinga, Ph.D.
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
Devon Kuehn
Devon Kuehn, M.D.
ByHeart, USA
Klaus Lehnert
Klaus Lehnert, Ph.D.
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Danielle G. Lemay
Danielle G. Lemay, Ph.D.
USDA, ARS, WHNRC, USA
Kevin Nicholas
Kevin Nicholas, Ph.D.
Monash University, Australia
Monique Rijnkels
Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University, USA
Bernd Stahl
Bernd Stahl, Ph.D.
Danone Nutricia Research, Netherlands
Alan Kelly
Alan Kelly, Ph.D.
University College Cork, Ireland
Peter Williamson
Peter Williamson, Ph.D.
The University of Sydney, Australia

SPLASH!® Editorial Team

Carl Whithaus
Carl Whithaus, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Danielle G. Lemay
Danielle G. Lemay, Ph.D.
Executive Editor
Carolyn Gubala
Carolyn Gubala, Ph.D.
Managing Editor
Jyoti Madhusoodanan
Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Sandeep Ravindran
Sandeep Ravindran, Ph.D.
Associate Editor
Alla Katsnelson
Alla Katsnelson, Ph.D.
Associate Editor & Content Strategist
Monica Jayoon Lee
Monica Lee
Editorial Assistant
Xuan He
Xuan He
Graphic Art Contributor