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Nüket Acar, DVM, MS, PhD

  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising,
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor
  • Instructor
Nüket Acar, DVM, MS, PhD
111 Henning Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
Work Phone: 814-863-5938

Areas of Expertise

  • Poultry Nutrition
  • Bio-Statistics

Education

  1. Ph.D. Poultry Science, Auburn University, Alabama, 1991
  2. M.S. Avian Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, 1987
  3. D.V.M.College of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Ankara, Türkiye, 1981

Teaching Experience:

  • VBSC 101: "Careers in Veterinary Medicine and Allied Health Industries" for students intended to be a veterinarian and start in Penn State campus colleges.
  • AG 150S (Section IV): "Be A Master Student": for students intended to major in the VBSC undergraduate program.
  • VBSC 421: co-taught between 2007-2014. Guest lecturer since 2015.
  • ANSC 499: Cultural Tour of Spain (2016)

Recruitment and Outreach:

  • Career Exploration in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Program: intended for 6-9th grade students;
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp: intended for 11th grade students;
  • Discover Penn State (a.k.a. Stay Over): intended for high school seniors who have an offer of admission to the IID, TOX, or VBSC majors and their admissions are for the University Park Campus!
  • For more information on these programs please click on the "Youth Programs" Tab.

2015 Excellence in Advising Award:

Dr. Acar is the recipient of 2015 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Professional Societies:

  • Poultry Science Association (Associate Editor of the Nutrition and Metabolism section since 2001)
  • World's Poultry Science Association
  • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)

Publications:

Peer reviewed:

  • M. Alp , M. Midilli , N. Kocabağlı , H. Yılmaz , N. Turan , A. Gargılı , and N. Acar, 2012.  The effects of dietary oregano essential oil on live performance, carcass yield, serum immunoglobulin G level, and oocyst count in broilers.  J. Appl. Poultry Res. 21:630-636.
  • Y. Pekel, G. Demirel, M. Alp, N. Kocabagli, and N, Acar, 2012.  Influence of different dietary copper sources on eggshell quality and phosphorus retention in laying hens.  J. Apply Poult. Res. 21: 460-466. 
  • Y. Pekel*, P. H. Patterson, R. M. Hulet, N. Acar, T. L. Cravener, D. B. Dowler, and J. M. Hunter, 2009. Dietary Camelina Meal vs. Flaxseed With and Without Supplemental Copper for Broiler Chickens: 1. Live Performance and Processing Yield.  Poultry Sci.  88. 2392-2398.
  • Y. Pekel, P. H. Patterson, R. M. Hulet, N. Acar, T. L. Cravener, D. B. Dowler, J. M. Hunter, 2009. Production performance of two strains of laying hens fed different levels of camelina meal and flaxseed.  Poultry Sci. (Abstract).
  • Mutuş, R., N. Kocabağlı,  M. Alp,  N. Acar, and  M. Eren, 2006.  The Effect of Dietary Probiotic Supplementation on Tibial Bone Characteristics and Strength in Broilers.  Poultry Sci. 85:1621-1625.
  • N. Kocabağli, M. Alp, N. Acar, and R. Kahraman, 2002.  The Effects of dietary humate supplementation on broiler growth and carcass yield.  Poultry Sci.  81:227-230.
  • Acar, N., P.H. Patterson, and G.F. Barbato, 2001a.  Appetite suppressant activity of supplemental amino acids and subsequent catch-up growth of broilers.  Poultry Sci. 80:1215-1222.
  • Acar, N., G.F. Barbato, and P.H. Patterson, 2001b.  Use of supplemental amino acid diets to suppress appetite and early growth in broilers. Poultry Sci. 80:1585-1589.
  • Acar, N., M.R. Hulet, and G.F. Barbato, 2001.  Effect of dietary lysine on yield losses occurring during early feed restriction to reduce ascites.  J. Appl. Poultry Res.  10:211-220.
  • Azar, M.R., Acar, N., Erwin, V.G., Barbato, G.F., Morse, A.C., Heist, C.L., and Jones, B.C., 1998.  Distribution and clearance of cocaine in brain influenced by genetics.  Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  59(3):637-640.
  • Acar, N., F. G. Sizemore, G. R. Leach, R. F. Wideman Jr., and G. F. Barbato, 1995.  Growth of broiler chickens in response to feed restriction regimes to reduce ascites.  Poultry Sci. 74:833-843.
  • Patterson, P. H., N. Acar, and C. W. Coleman, 1994.  Feeding value of poultry by-products extruded with cassava, barley, and wheat middlings for broiler chicks: the effect of ensiling poultry by-products as a preservation method prior to extrusion.  Poultry Sci.  73:1107-1115.
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., and D. R. Mulvaney, 1993. Breast muscle development of commercial broilers from hatching to twelve weeks of age.  Poultry Sci. 72:317-325.
  • Moran, E. T. Jr., K. K. Krueger, and N. Acar, 1992.  Response of male turkeys hatched from first-cycle and force-molted breeder hens to a regimen providing progressive feeds by weight and the value of increased lysine prior to marketing.  Poultry Sci.  71:1891-1899.
  • Bilgili, S. F., E. T. Moran, Jr., and N. Acar, 1991.  Strain-cross response of heavy male broilers to dietary lysine in the finisher feed: live performance and further processing yields.  Poultry Sci. 71:850-858.
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., and S. F. Bilgili, 1991.  Live performance and carcass yield of male broilers from two commercial strain crosses receiving rations containing lysine below and above the established requirement between 6 and 8 weeks of age.  Poultry Sci. 70:2315-2321.
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., W. H. Revington, and S. F. Bilgili, 1991. Effect of improved pellet quality from using a calciumlignosulfonate binder on performance and carcass yield of broilers reared under different marketing schemes.  Poultry Sci. 70:1339-1344.
  • Revington, W. H., N. Acar, and E. T. Moran, Jr., 1991.  Cup versus tray excreta collections in metabolizable energy assays.  Poultry Sci. 70:1265-1268.
  • Vohra, P., S. Bersch, N. Acar, and R. Becker, 1989.  Use of grain amaranth in diets of Japanese Quail and chickens.  Nutritional Reports International. 39:1227-1235.
  • Acar, N., P. Vohra, R. Becker, G. D. Hanners, and R. M. Saunders, 1988.  Nutritional evaluation of grain amaranth for growing chickens.  Poultry Sci. 67:1166-1173.

 Non-refereed journal articles:

  •  N. Acar1, Catherine Rung1, and Blanche Staton2.  Campus Success Stories, 2003.  1Women In the Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  Proceedings of WEPAN 2003 Conference.  Pages 1-3.
  • Sohail Anwar1, N. Acar2, and Katie Rung2, 2002.  1Department of Electrical Engineering; A University-Wide Women In Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Program.   2Women In the Sciences and Engineering (WISE) Institute, Pennsylvania State University.  Proceedings of 32nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.  Pages: F3C:11-15.
  • Wakhungu, J.W., C.L. Rung, and N. Acar, 2000.  Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Week: a career exploration program for 11th grade women.  Proceedings of WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network), pp: 57-62.
  • Wakhungu, J.W., N. Acar, and C.L. Rung, 2000.  Computer Hardware Diagnosis and Repair for Women and Girls.  Proceedings of WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network), pp: 119-124.
  • Moran, E. T. Jr., N. Acar, W. H. Revington, and S. F. Bilgili, 1991.  Quality of broilers for fast-food deep-fat frying: effects of strain, live production procedure, and location in the flock population.  Pages 303-311 in: Quality of Poultry Products I. Poultry Meat.  Ed. by T. G. Uijttenboogaart and C. H. Veerkamp, Spelderholt Center, Beekbergen, The Netherlands.
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., W. H. Revington, and S. F. Bilgili, 1990.  Feed energy/protein balance for pelleted broiler feed.  Page: 9 in: "Highlights" of Agricultural Research, Agricultural Expt. Sta., Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • Moran, E. T., Jr., N. Acar, and S. F. Bilgili, 1990.  Broiler development-strains, live performance and meat yield.  Pages 33-43 in: Proceedings of the Arkansas Nutrition Conference, Fayetville, AR.
  • Moran, E. T., Jr., N. Acar, and S. F. Bilgili, 1990.  Meat yield of broilers and response to lysine.  Pages 110-116 in: Proceedings of the Arkansas Nutrition Conference, Fayetville, AR.
  • Moran, E. T., Jr., K. K. Krueger, and N. Acar, 1990.  Turkey hen age and progeny performance.  Pages 27-35 in: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Carolina Nutrition Conference, Raleigh, NC.

 Abstracts:

  • Acar, N, P.H. Patterson, M. Hulet, and J. Prudencio, 2017.  Poultry industry and cultural tour of Spain: international experience through an embedded course in the college of agricultural sciences.  Abstract.  International Poultry Scientific Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • Acar, N. The effect of significant scholarships and support services on recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented pre-veterinary students.  Abstract. Poult Sci 94 (E-Suppl. 1), July 2015.
  • Patterson, P.H, N. Patterson, M.E. Patterson, J. Felman, and S. Mattenson, 2000.  Modified atmosphere storage of table eggs to enhance storage quality and reduce microbial contamination.  Poultry Sci. 79 (Suppl.1): 73.  (Presented at the 89th Annual PSA Meetings, Montreal, Canada).
  • Acar, N., W. K. Kim, T. Cravener, W.B. Roush, and P.H. Patterson, 2000.  Predicting the metabolizable energy of corn and soybean meal from chemical analysis using linear regression and Artificial Neural Networks.  Poultry Sci. 79 (Suppl.1): 29. (Presented at the 89th Annual PSA Meetings, Montreal, Canada).
  • Acar, N., V.M. Puri, and R.M. Hulet, 2000.  The effect of dietary protein, lysine, or total sulfur amino acids on improving skin strength of broiler birds.  (Presented at World’s Poultry Congress, Montreal, Canada).
  • Patterson, P.H. and N. Acar, 2000.  The impact of dietary intervention on shell quality and egg losses.  Poultry Sci. 79 (Suppl.1): 125.  (Presented at SPSS Meetings in Atlanta, GA).
  • Acar, N., and P.H. Patterson, 1998.  The effect of feeding excess methionine on live performance and carcass characteristics of broilers.  Poultry Sci. 77 (Suppl.1): 85.  (Presented at the 87th Annual PSA Meetings, University Park, PA).
  • Acar, N., P.H. Patterson, and G.F. Barbato, 1997.  Use of supplemental amino acid diets to suppress appetite and early growth in broilers.  Poultry Sci. 76 (Suppl.1): 16.  (Presented at the 86th Annual PSA Meetings, Athens, GA).
  • Acar, N., P.H. Patterson, and G.F. Barbato, 1996.  Appetite depressant activity of supplemental amino acids and subsequent catch-up growth.  Poultry Sci. 75 (Suppl.1): 11.  (Presented at the 85th PSA Meetings, Louisville, KY).
  • Acar, N., G.F. Barbato, and R.M. Hulet, 1995.  Effect of dietary lysine on yield losses occurring during feed restriction to reduce ascites in high yielding broilers.  Poultry Sci. 74 (Suppl. 1): 63.  (Presented at the 84th Annual PSA Meetings, Alberta, Canada).
  • Acar, N., F.G. Sizemore, G.R. Leach, and G.F. Barbato, 1994.  Growth of broiler chickens in response to feed restriction regimes to reduce ascites.  Poultry Sci. 73 (Suppl.1): 1117 (Presented at the 83rd Annual PSA Meetings, Starkville, MS).
  • Patterson, P. H., and N. Acar, 1992.  Feeding value of poultry by-products coextruded with cassava, barley, and wheat middlings for broiler chicks.  Poultry Sci. 71 (Suppl.1): 169.  (Presented at SPSS Meetings in Atlanta, GA).
  • Patterson, P.H., and N. Acar, 1992.  Poultry by-products co-extruded with cassava, barley, and wheat middlings for broilers: Ensiling poultry by-products as a preservation method.  Page 672, Vol. 2 in: Proceedings: XIX World’s Poultry Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Ponsen & Looijen, Wageningen.  (Presented at World’s Poultry Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., and D. R. Mulvaney, 1991.  Growth characteristics and muscle development of commercial broilers from hatching to 12 weeks of age.  Poultry Sci. 70 (Suppl.1): 1. (Presented at the 80th Annual PSA Meetings, College Station, TX).
  • Acar, N., and E. T. Moran, Jr., 1990.  Effects of dietary lysine below and above the established requirement on live performance and carcass yield of broilers from 6 to 8 weeks.  Poultry Sci.  69 (Suppl. 1): 2.  (Presented at the 79th Annual PSA Meetings, Blacksburg, VA).
  • Bilgili, S. F., E. T. Moran, Jr., and N. Acar, 1990.  Live performance and carcass responses of commercial strain crosses of male broilers to dietary lysine from 6-8 weeks.  Poultry Sci. 69 (Supplement 1): 18.  (Presented at the 79th Annual PSA Meetings, Blacksburg, VA).
  • Acar, N., W. H. Revington, and E. T. Moran, Jr., 1990.  A comparison of total excreta collection methods for metabolizable energy assays.  Poultry Sci. 69 (Suppl. 1): 152.  (Presented at SPSS Meetings, Atlanta, GA).
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., S.F. Bilgili, and W. H. Revington, 1989.  Effect of calciumlignosulfonate binder with a finisher diet on live performance and carcass yield of broilers.  Poultry Sci.  68 (Suppl. 1):1.  (Presented at the 78th Annual PSA Meetings, Madison, WI).
  • Acar, N., E. T. Moran, Jr., S. F. Bilgili, and W. H. Revington, 1989.  Marketing scheme and strain effects on performance and yields of broilers intended for fast food.  Poultry Sci. 68 (Suppl.1): 165.  (Presented at SPSS Meetings, Atlanta, GA).
  • Acar, N., and P. Vohra, 1987.  Utilization of grain amaranth and its milling fraction in chicken diets.  Poultry Sci. 66 (Suppl. 1): 52.  (Presented at the 76th Annual PSA Meetings, Corvallis, OR).