UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Bora Nam

Nam is studying equine arteritis virus evolution during persistent infection of stallions’ reproductive tracts.
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Name: Bora Nam
From: Bun-dang, Republic of South Korea
Degree and institute where received: BS in equine science and management with a minor in agricultural economics, University of Kentucky

Horses have been in Bora Nam’s blood since she was young. She began riding horses at age 10 and competed in dressage and show jumping in South Korea.

“I was fortunate to receive my dressage training with the Samsung Equestrian Team and my training in show jumping at Colleen Brook’s farm in Australia,” Nam said.

And in 2006, her first year in the United States as a high school exchange student, she watched the Kentucky Derby on television. She chose Barbaro to win and he did

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