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Dr. Monica K VanKlompenberg

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator

1403 Animal & Avian Sciences 1403 AnSc/AgEn Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742


2013, Ph.D., Animal Biology, University of California, Davis

2008, B.S., Animal Science, Michigan State University



2016-          Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland

2013-2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University – School of Medicine, South Bend

2008-2013, Graduate Researcher, University of California, Davis


2020                     UMD Provost Office Teaching Innovations Grant

2019                     AGNR On Campus Professional Track Faculty  Excellence Award

2018                     UMD ELEVATE Course Redesign Fellowship

2012                     2nd Place Ph.D. Student Oral Presentation, American Dairy Science Association

2012                     Tucker Appreciation Club Travel Award

2011                     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow International Travel Award

2010                     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2008                     UC Davis Graduate Scholars Fellowship



Current Course Offerings:

  • ANSC212/214 - Applied Animal Physiology Lecture and Laboratory (Spring)
  • ANSC262 - Commercial Poultry Management (Spring)
  • ANSC359 - Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences (Fall, Spring, and Summer)
  • ANSC417 - Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Management (Fall)
  • ANSC443 - Physiology of Lactation (Spring)
  • ANSC446 - Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction (Fall)
  • ANSC450 - Animal Breeding Plans (Fall)

Previous Course Offerings

  • ANSC444/644 - Domestic Animal Endocrinology
  • ANSC452 - Avian Physiology



  • VanKlompenberg, M.K., R. Manjarin, C.E. Donovan, J.F. Trott and R.C. Hovey. 2016. Regulation and localization of vascular endothelial growth factor within the mammary glands during the transition from late gestation to lactation. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 54:37-47.
  • VanKlompenberg, M.K., C.O. Bedalov, K. Fernandaz-Soto and J.R. Prosperi. 2015: APC mediates chemotherapeutic responsiveness of breast cancer. BMC Cancer 15:457.
  • Schennink, A., J.F. Trott, G.E. Berryhill, C.E. Donovan, R. Manjarin, M.K. VanKlompenberg, A.R. Rowson-Hodel, M-Y.O Luis, and R.C. Hovey. 2015. Alcohol intake stimulates epithelial proliferation in an authentic model of the human breast. Reproductive Toxicology 54:93-100.
  • Cánovas, A., G. Rincón, C. Bevilacqua, A. Islas-Trejo, P. Brenaut, R.C. Hovey, M. Boutinaud, M.K. VanKlompenberg, P. Martin and J.F. Medrano.2014. Comparison of five different RNA sources to examine the lactating bovine mammary gland transcriptome using RNA-Sequencing. Sci. Rep. 4:5297.
  • VanKlompenberg M.K., R. Manjarin, J.F. Trott, H.F. McMicking and R.C. Hovey. 2013. Late-gestational hyperprolactinemia accelerates mammary epithelial cell differentiation that leads to increased milk yield. J Anim Sci. 91(3):1102-1111.
  • Berger, T., A. Conley, M. Van Klompenberg, J.F. Roser and R.C. Hovey. 2013. Increased testicular sertoli cell population induced by an estrogen receptor antagonist. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 366(1):53-58.
  • Trott J.F., A. Schennink, W.K. Petrie, R. Manjarin, M.K. VanKlompenberg and R.C. Hovey. 2012. Prolactin: The multi-faceted potentiator of mammary growth and function. J Anim Sci. 90(5):1674-86.
  • VanKlompenberg, M.K., H.F. McMicking and R.C. Hovey. 2012. A vacuum-assisted approach for biopsying the mammary glands of various species. J Dairy Sci. 95(1):243-246.