March 2023

Featured Topic

Lab to Farm Infographic

PSA Insights

Editor-in-Chief of Poultry Science®

Annual Meeting Updates

Abstracts, Registration, and Hotel Reservations

PSA Webinar

Campylobacter Control

Professional Travel Awards

Applications Open Now for International Faculty Travel Awards

Interpretive Summary

The Effects of Moldy Corn on Bird Health

Member Spotlight

Kyung-Woo Lee

Welcome Center

New Members of PSA


Nominations Accepted Through April 1st

Additional Reading

Broiler Immune Responses Following Campylobacter jejuni Vaccination.

The Poultry Podcast Show

Listen & Get Involved

Additional News

Topics of Interest to Poultry Scientists

PSA Career Center & Calendar

Job Openings & Noteworthy Events

Featured Topic

Lab to Farm


Organic poultry producers have started investing in antibiotic alternatives. How do the leading antibiotic alternatives work with regard to safeguarding bird health? The latest Lab to Farm infographic dives into three categories that benefit a bird’s immune system as well as aspects of their growth giving a snapshot of the outcomes.

Check out the latest Lab to Farm Infographic here.

Looking for more resources like this? See the entire Lab to Farm series on the PSA website by clicking the link below.

Check Out Other Infographics

PSA Insights

This month’s insights article comes from the Poultry Science® Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Kogut has compiled a list of reminders for authors and reviewers to keep in mind when submitting and reviewing papers. These tips and tricks are beneficial in speeding up the review process and getting your manuscript published as soon as possible.

Read the Full Insights Article Here

Michael H. Kogut

Editor-in-Chief, Poultry Science®

Annual Meeting Updates

Abstracts Submissions

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2023 PSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia is a little over a month away. Abstracts are due by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

All accepted abstracts are to be presented in person.

More Details & Submission Site

Registration & Hotel Reservations Now Open

Early Bird Registration for the 2023 PSA Annual Meeting is open now through April 30, 2023. Be sure to register early and take advantage of the savings! The Association has also reserved a block of rooms at the conference headquarters hotel, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Book your room through the link below at the PSA rate.

Register for the Conference
Book Your Hotel Room

PSA Webinar

Campylobacter Control

CDC has reported the major cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the U.S. is Campylobacter jejuni. We are only beginning to understand the epidemiology of Campylobacter. Understanding this and the unique characteristics of Campylobacter will help us develop on farm Campylobacter reduction programs for broiler chickens. Join PSA and presenter Charles Hofacre of Southern Poultry Research Group on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM CDT. This event is free for PSA Members.

Register for the Webinar

Professional Travel Awards

Applications Open Now for International Faculty Travel Awards

The PSA Foundation Committee is pleased to accept applications for the new International Faculty Travel Awards. A total of five (5) awards valued at $4,000 each will be awarded to Professional Members of PSA, who reside outside of the United States and Canada, to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting. Interested applicants can learn more and apply through the PSA Website at the link below.

More Information & Apply

Interpretive Summary

The effects of moldy corn on bird health

In an effort to better protect animal and human health, poultry scientists are taking a close look at moldy corn. In a recent study, published in Poultry Science®, researchers measured bird performance and examined mycotoxin levels when laying hens were fed different amounts of moldy corn.

Read the Summary

Member Spotlight

Are you interested in being featured in a Member Spotlight? Or maybe you would like to nominate someone? Complete the Member Spotlight submission form here!

Kyung-Woo Lee

Current Employer:

Konkuk University, South Korea


  • Bachelor's Degree - Chungnam National University, South Korea
  • Master's Degree - Chungnam National University, South Korea
  • PhD - Utrecht University, Netherlands

Area of Expertise:

Poultry Nutrition

Where did you grow up and did you have poultry in your youth?

I grew up in a small town called Dangjin in Chungnam province, South Korea. I did not have poultry, but I visited my neighbor who had about 10 free-ranging hens in their backyard.

What was your first job out of school and what were your responsibilities?

My first job after receiving my Ph.D. was as a research scientist at National Veterinary Research Institute, South Korea. I was involved in nationwide serological surveillance of animal diseases in South Korea.

If you had a motto that applied to your daily professional career, what would it be?

My Ph.D. supervisor once quoted Albert Einstein's saying that "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Since then, this has been my motto to find a balance between simple and simpler in my professional career.

What value does your PSA membership offer you?

Being one of the community members and sharing our knowledge of chickens to support global poultry industry.

What is your favorite poultry breed?


Welcome Center

New Members of the Poultry Science Association

The Association is pleased to welcome the following individuals who started their PSA membership in February 2023.

Professional Members

Brian Esters

Church & Dwight and Arm & Hammer

Caimei Yang

Academia, China

Enrique Montiel

Anitox Corp

George R. Gallagher

California State Polytechnic

Huadong Yin

Sichuan Agricultural University

Kevin W. McBride

Alltech, Inc

Leon Marchal

Danisco Animal Nutrition

Mariano Enrique E. Fernandez-Miyakawa

Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria

Nadège Hervé

Sollio Agriculture

Orna Halevy

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Yanli Liu

Northwest A&F University

Graduate Student Members

Amritha Ajayan

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Graduate Student Members


Anh Dang Trieu "Andy" Do

University of Arkansas

Aseno Sakhrie

University of Connecticut

Bailey Munson

University of Saskatchewan

Darby Boontarue

Penn State University

Francesca Riva

University of Glasgow

Gabriela Siqueira Martins

University of Georgia

Juan C. Figueroa

Auburn University

Olumide S. Sam Olowe

Purdue University

Sm M. Sumon

University of New England

Thamer A. Alanazi

University of Arkansas

Undergraduate Student Members

Mahir Anjum

Bangladesh Agriculture University

Thiago H. Yabuta

Universidade do Oeste Paulista



Nominations Accepted Through

April 1st

The deadline to nominate colleagues for the FASS-American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award is approaching. The award is designed to stimulate, acknowledge, and reward pioneering and innovative research that benefits humankind or is relevant to the nutrition of animals and the nutritional value of foods from animals. The award will be presented at the meeting of choice of the award winner [during the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), or Poultry Science Association (PSA)] in the summer of 2023.

See the Announcement Here

Additional Reading

Effects of Supplemental Biochar on Broilers

This research note examines the effects of supplementing broiler diets with biochar. Biochar has been shown to have a positive effect on body weight gain in both pigs and turkeys. The study did not find similar changes in body weight gain in broilers as had been reported in pigs and turkeys. However, apparent ileal digestible energy was reduced with a greater amount of biochar supplementation.

Read the Research Note

The Poultry Podcast Show

Listen & Get Involved

Looking for a unique podcast specially designed for professionals in the poultry industry? Then check out The Poultry Podcast Show! This modern outlet dives into the latest research and hottest topics within the field of poultry science.

Join hosts Dr. Karen Grogan, Dr. Katie Meloche, and PSA member Dr. Elizabeth Bobeck for in-depth discussions and insights that are relevant to all poultry scientists. To listen to The Poultry Podcast Show, click the link below.

Listen to the Podcast Here

They are always seeking professionals to join the show, prospective guests can apply here. Also, to learn more about Wisenetix and all of their agricultural industry podcasts, click here

Additional News

Topics of Interest to Poultry Scientists

Below you will find several news articles and resources of interest in the field of Poultry Science.

Funds Awarded to Develop Poultry Processing Robotics


Shell Egg Academy


University of Kentucky leads program to train veterinarians in backyard chicken flock care


Assistant or Associate Professor in Nonruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

University of Saskatchewan

Department Head - Animal Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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July 10-13, 2023

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