Posted: October 13, 2010

Kevin Harvatine '01 B.S. Animal Sciences

Kevin Harvatine is assistant professor of nutritional physiology in the college's Dairy and Animal Science Department. He teaches classes on animal nutrition and lactation and studies the effect of nutrition on metabolism. Before joining Penn State, he was a post-doctoral associate at Cornell University, funded by the Center for Vertebrate Genomics.

In his brief career, Harvatine has authored or co-authored 14 peer-reviewed publications and 28 abstracts, including two invited reviews. He is internationally known for his understanding of animal nutrition and molecular regulation of milk synthesis.

In 2008, he received the American Dairy Science Association Hoyt Award, which recognizes one outstanding graduate student each year. He also has received awards from the European Federation of Animal Science, Cornell University and Michigan State University.

A 2001 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences, Harvatine received his master's degree in Animal Sciences from Michigan State University and earned his doctorate in Animal Nutrition from Cornell University. He lives in Boalsburg with his wife, Katie.

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