Purina Animal Nutrition announces the hiring of Samantha Steelman, Ph.D. as a senior scientist on the research team at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo.
Steelman's knowledge of animal health began on her neighbor's farm and in the equine show ring as a child. Throughout her academic career, she expanded that knowledge base from animal science into human medical science.
She holds a bachelor's degree in equine science from Colorado State University and a master's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. Steelman earned her Ph.D. in medical science while studying human cardiovascular physiology and the effects of stroke on cerebral vascular structure at Texas A&M's Health Science Center. Prior to joining Purina Animal Nutrition, Steelman worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her work focused on using functional genomics to study equine laminitis.