Joel Caton, professor in animal sciences, traveled to Germany and Madagascar during April and May to provide lectures and expand study programs.
In Berlin, he provided lectures for the Guest Lecture Series of the Graduate Programme; Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism, Body Weight and Growth. Caton presented an invited lecture in Germany titled Impact of Maternal Nutrition and Selenium Supply on Growth, Development and Health Status in Offspring with a Focus on Vascularity of Key Nutrient Transferring Tissues. He also presented a brief workshop on animal models of developmental programming with an emphasis on maternal nutritional models developed in sheep at NDSU.
After the invited lecture series in Germany, Caton headed to Madagascar for exploratory efforts toward joint study programs with university students.
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