Dr. Stephanie Ryan with a bay horse

Meet the 2023-2024 Ann T. Bowling Fellowship Recipient!

The Ann T. Bowling Fellowship was established by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) in memory of Dr. Ann Bowling, who was a pioneer in veterinary genetics. In line with the VGL’s mission to promote and enhance research and education in animal genetics, this fellowship provides one year of support to full-time graduate students in UC Davis Ph.D. programs whose research is directed at identifying and understanding the genetic basis of heritable disorders that afflict animal species.

This year’s fellowship recipient is Dr. Stephanie Ryan. Dr. Ryan is a veterinarian and current PhD student in the Integrative Pathobiology graduate group. Under mentorship of Dr. Carrie Finno, Dr. Ryan is studying the role of vitamin E in neurological disorders of horses.

Check out the video below to learn more about Dr. Ryan’s study.

Visit our fellowship page to learn more about the Ann T. Bowling Fellowship and previous recipients.

For students interested in applying for the fellowship, please visit the School of Veterinary Medicine's fellowship page.