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A picture of Dr. Maria Leite-Browning working in her lab.Dr. Maria Lenira Leite-Browning, D.V.M., M.S.

Extension Animal Scientist
P.O. Box 967
Normal, Alabama 35762

PHONE: (256) 372-4954
FAX: (256) 372-5840

E-mail: mll0002@aces.edu
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Education

  • Post-doctoral Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology, 1997-2002
  • Post-doctoral Training, Meharry Medical College, Department of Physiology, Molecular neurobiology, Neurochemistry, Nashville, TN, 1995-1997
  • Advanced Study: Animal Production University of Arizona, Tucson,1991-1992; Applied Beef Cattle Production, Reproduction and Genetics, Texas A&M University, Overton Experimentation, Overton, TX, 1993-1994
  • M.S., Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction/Physiology and Pathology) 1985, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • DVM, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, 1980

Professional Work Experience

  • Extension Animal Scientist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University; 2006 to present
  • Clinical Research Associate Department of Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN; 2004-2006
  • Associate Investigator (Department of Biological Sciences), Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN; 2002-2003
  • Extension Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN; 2000-2002
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate (Cancer Biology), Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN; 1995-2002
  • Adjunct Faculty (Health Information Management), Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN; 1995-2000

Speciality (Research) Areas

  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Applied Animal Genetics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

Job Summary

Extension responsibilities are to provide statewide leadership across Alabama for various aspects of small ruminant production and management.


Honors and Awards

  • 2012: Award of Excellence in Extension 1890 Region for Excellence in Extension Programming in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 2011: Pen to Paper Award, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs
  • 2011: Award For Grant Funding and Sponsorship, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs
  • 2010: Exemplary Urban Programming Award, Pen to Paper Award, and Award for Grant Funding and Sponsorship, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs
  • 2009: Teachers Hall of Fame, International Kiko Goat Association
  • 2008: Outstanding Extension Staff Award, 23rd Annual Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Week, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  • 2007: Distinguished Service Award Goat and Sheep Producers Association of Alabama
  • 2003: Travel Award from the American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2002: Scholar Award in Cancer Research from the American Assoc. for Cancer Research
  • 2002: Travel Award from the American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2001: Special Appreciation Award, Tennessee Goat Producers Association

Publications

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