Cheyenne Summers

Hometown: Nokomis, IL

Advisor: Dr. Sarah Reed


BS, University of Illinois, 2019

MS, University of Illinois, 2021


Cheyenne is a PhD student in Dr. Sarah Reed’s lab. Her dissertation research focuses on the induction of ovulation in mares. She is interested in investigating the relationship between metabolic syndrome and early pregnancy in the mare, as well as possible implications of metabolic syndrome during late gestation and the health of the neonate foal. In addition to her research in equine reproduction, Cheyenne has also worked on a multi-generational sheep project that investigates the role of maternal nutrition on fetal programming. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Animal Science Graduate Student Association at the University of Connecticut and as a Graduate Director for the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Sciences. Before her time at the University of Connecticut, Cheyenne was a Research Specialist in Agriculture at the University of Illinois where she managed a Standardbred breeding and foaling facility. Cheyenne is passionate about equine reproduction, foaling, and broodmare management. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, weightlifting, and riding her horse.

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