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nov. 21

Honoring Julia Dibner

Posted 2 years 13 days ago |

Honoring Julia Dibner

Science is remarkable. Throughout history, its impact on the lives of billions is evident, whether we are talking about the time of Aristotle, Dalton, Newton, Einstein or… Dr. Julia J. Dibner.

With nearly 30 years of experience in poultry research, Dr. Dibner is a pillar in the animal agriculture industry. Her formal training is in Cellular and Developmental Biology (Ph.D. Washington University, 1980). She takes a different perspective than many animal scientists, focusing less on drugs and products and more on nutrition and health issues. Dibner champions proper nutrition as the best way to grow healthy animals. Her dedication to animal research has resulted in several patents, as well as the development of groundbreaking products.

In the world of scientific research, it can be easy to forget the joy of the scientific process; the strategic hypothesizing and creative investigating that it takes to uncover a new, innovative, and impactful contribution to your field— but not for Julia.

Julia said the biggest charge she gets from her work is when she views cells or tissues under the microscope and immediately forms a three-word hypothesis: “That isn't right.” She then goes about figuring out how to make it right.

Much like the science greats, many are in awe of Julia, a woman who has been held in such high regard while working in the industry. She has served as a mentor to many and always made time to offer advice and support. She is brilliant and makes the balance of academia and industry look easy. She has served as a mentor to many and always made time to offer advice and support.  

Down-to-earth, fun and honest are just a few words that are often mentioned when others are asked to describe Julia. Her ability to connect with academia and non-academia, as well as effectively deliver technical information to any audience is what sets her apart.

Julia’s scientific achievements have been repeatedly recognized with nomination to Novus International’s first Distinguished Fellow. Her record of accomplishments has been an example of a creative and productive scientist, applying her ideas to support many endeavors and pioneering new areas of research all around the world. 

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