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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


  • 2022- , Senior Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland
  • 2016-2022, 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


  • 2022     NACTA Educator Award
  • 2022     AGNR Student Council Outstanding Club Advisor
  • 2021     AGNR Student Technology Fee Grant 
  • 2021     UMD LAUNCH Certificate, UMD Provost Office
  • 2020     UMD Provost Office Teaching Innovations Grant
  • 2019     AGNR On Campus PTK  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. 2022. Innovative Internship Experience: Combining Scholarship with Practice. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Annual Meeting. Wooster, OH. Poster
  • McLean, M. and VanKlompenberg, M.K. 2022. University of Maryland Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Classroom Escape Rooms Using Google Forms as a method to improve student engagement in varying class sizes. Workshop
  • VanKlompenberg, M.K. 2020. Increasing Student Engagement in Online Courses Using a Digital Escape Room. Michigan State University Department of Animal Science Teaching Seminar Series. Invited Virtual Talk.


  • Astarita, E. M., Maloney, S. M., Hoover, C. A., Berkeley, B. J., VanKlompenberg, M. K., Nair, T. M., & Prosperi, J. R. (2021). Adenomatous Polyposis Coli loss controls cell cycle regulators and response to paclitaxel in MDA-MB-157 metaplastic breast cancer cells. PloS one, 16(8), e0255738.
  • VanKlompenberg, M.K., E. Leyden, A.H. Arnason, J-T Zhang, C.D. Stefanski & J.R. Prosperi. 2017. APC loss in breast cancer leads to doxorubicin resistance via STAT3 activation. Oncotarget 8(61):1028680-102879.
  • 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.