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Novus International Honors Distinguished Science Fellow

Novus International Honors Distinguished Science Fellow

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 25, 2014) —Colleagues, friends and family recently gathered to honor the career and scientific achievements of Dr. Julia J. Dibner, retiring Senior Research Consultant and Distinguished Science Fellow at Novus International, Inc.

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). Dr. Dibner’s body of research is cutting edge. Known for her expertise and integrity, she has collaborated with scientists from all around the world. Her academic colleagues hold her research capabilities in the highest regard and many relish the opportunity to collaborate with her. Her dedication to animal research has resulted in several patents, as well as the development of groundbreaking products.

Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Dibner has been the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to agricultural animal science and to the development of future leaders. As both an advocate and inspiration for women in science, she has inspired many to pursue a career in science.

“Dr. Dibner has been important as a mentor of graduate students and young faculty. Her free-flowing personality and humble presentation make it easy for her to provide gentle guidance and council to those with less knowledge and experience, “commented Kirk C. Klasing, Ph.D. professor of Animal Sciences at the University of California. “ I know that she has been invaluable in the career development of many poultry nutritionists and physiologists, including me.”

Dr.Dibner’s record of accomplishments has been an example of a creative and productive agricultural animal scientist, applying her ideas to support many endeavors and pioneering new areas of research. It is clear from the many sentiments expressed by colleagues that she will be missed in the animal science field.


About Novus International, Inc.

Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.novusint.com. ©2014 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.