M. Victoria Sanz-Fernandez is a PhD student in the Nutritional Sciences interdisciplinary program with a focus on Environmental and Nutritional Physiology in the Animal Science department. Victoria has a DVM from the Complutense University of Madrid Spain and her ISU dissertation concentrates on how thermal stress initiates a cascade of events that ultimately alters nutrient partitioning in pigs. She is incorporating whole animal physiology measurements, molecular biology variables, and in vitro studies to fully characterize how heat stress affects metabolism and specifically aspects of insulin action.
Victoria is a Fulbright scholar and she has been active in this organization both in and out of campusPresently, she is the lead author or co-author on a large number of abstracts and proceeding's papers and will likely have at least 5 peer-reviewed articles in 2013. In addition to research, Victoria has academically excelled and has a 4.0 GPA.