Faculty Profile for Dr. Elizabeth Ashley Benavides

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Dr. Elizabeth Ashley Benavides
Assistant Professor — Department of Agricultural Sciences
AG 206
phone: (512) 245-3328

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Benavides joined the Agriculture Faculty in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Animal Science. She received her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Missouri, and her B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&M Kingsville. At Texas State, she is responsible for teaching courses in genetics, animal health, reproduction and the introductory animal science course.

Research Interests

Dr. Benavides' research at Texas State involves the investigation and quantification of plants that may serve as novel anthelmintics (dewormers) in goats.
Dr. Benavides' is also interested in the utilization of hormone profiles to predict physiological phenotypes.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Wetmore, T. L., Luce, T. W., Mix, K. D., & Benavides, E. A. (n.d.). Effects of plant extracts on adult Haemonchus contortus mortality. Journal of Animal Science.
  • Hayes, C. D., Diamond, M. J., Wetmore, T. L., Mix, K. D., & Benavides, E. A. (n.d.). Determining the Possible Anthelmintic Properties of Allicin and Pumpkin Seed Oil For Mitigation of Anthelmintic Resistance Found in Gastrointestinal Nematodes Infecting Ruminants. Journal of Animal Science.
  • Ramirez, M., Benavides, E. A., Xie, F., & Garcia, M. R. (2017). The Role of Leptin in the Development of the Corpus Luteum. In Leptin Production, Regulation and Functions. New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Coombs, R. G., Morrish, D. G., Benavides, E. A., & Wakefield, D. B. (2017). Plickers! Rotate, raise, and Scan a Card. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 61.
  • Lyon, S. D., Gress, S., Arce, D., Mix, K. D., & Benavides, E. A. (2017). Evaluation of Haemonchus contortus hatch inhibition by three plant based products.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Faculty, Alpha Chi. 2018 - Present

Selected Grants

  • Mix, Kenneth D, Schwinning, Susan, Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley, Drewery, Merritt L. Transdisciplinary Research, Educational and Extension Laboratory, USDA, Federal, $150000. (Submitted: October 2019). Grant.
  • Drewery, Merritt L (Principal), Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley (Co-Principal). Evaluating Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a protein source for cattle consuming forage, Texas State University, $13872. (Funded: August 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Wistey, Mark A, Chen, Yihong (Co-Principal), Weigum, Shannon E, Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley, Ngu, Hee Hiong, Irvin, Jennifer A, Betancourt, Tania, Holtz, Mark W. FEES and Machine Learning for Diagnostics, Texas State University, Texas State University, $10000. (Funded: March 2019 - March 2020). Grant.
  • Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley (Principal), Mix, Kenneth D (Co-Principal), Kerwin, Sean Michael (Co-Principal), Rohde, Rodney E (Co-Principal). Development of Novel anthelmintics and antiparasitics derived from plant sources, Institutional (Higher Ed), $30000. (Submitted: May 2017, Funded: August 1, 2017 - August 1, 2018). Grant.
  • Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley (Principal), Luce, Taylor (Supporting). The effect of anthelmintic plants and their extracts on Haemonchus contortus viability in vitro and in vivo, Freeman Fellows, Texas State University, $2800. (Submitted: February 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Pre-veterinary advisor
August 1, 2015-Present
Department Adviser for High School Students
Bobcat Days
November 1, 2015-Present
REP grant review
October 2017-October 2017