Animal Science Faculty Research

Animal Behavior & Welfare • Animal Breeding, Statistical Genetics & Molecular Genetics • Animal Health • Animal Production Systems Management • Exercise Physiology • Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics • Growth Biology & Meat Science • Lactation Biology • Nutrition • Reproductive & Developmental Sciences • Toxicology

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Animal Behavior & Welfare

Jacobs, Jackie companion animal behavior and welfare
Siegford, Janice behavioral adaptations to alternative housing in hens and pigs, automated monitoring of behavior
Swanson, Janice   

Additional Resources

Animal Behavior & Welfare Group

Animal Breeding, Statistical Genetics & Molecular Genetics

Coussens, Paul molecular pathogenesis, immunobiology, functional genomics
Ernst, Cathy swine and bovine molecular genetics, growth biology, meat science
Gondro, Cedric  
Huang, Wen quantitative genetics, genomics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics
Steibel, Juan quantitative genetics, statistical genomics, pig breeding
Taxis, Tasia  
Templeman, Robert  biometry, livestock genetic evaluation, functional genomics

Animal Health

Coussens, Paul molecular pathogenesis, immunobiology, functional genomics
Taxis, Tasia  

Animal Production Systems Management

Bradford, Barry  
Buskirk, Daniel beef nutrition, nutritional management, growth biology
Rowntree, Jason grazing systems, livestock carbon footprint, local food value chains
Rozeboom, Dale swine management and production systems, biosecurity
Weber Nielsen, Miriam dairy nutrition, endocrinology, mammary physiology

Exercise Physiology

Nielsen, Brian equine exercise physiology, nutrition, athletic performance

Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics

Cibelli, Jose cellular reprogramming, nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells
Ernst, Cathy swine and bovine molecular genetics, growth biology, meat science
Gondro, Cedric  
Huang, Wen quantitative genetics, genomics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics
Latham, Keith embryo development
Steibel, Juan quantitative genetics, statistical genomics, pig breeding
Taxis, Tasia  
Tempelman, Robert biometry, livestock genetic evaluation, functional genomics

Growth Biology & Meat Science

Buskirk, Daniel beef nutrition, nutritional management, growth biology
Ernst, Cathy swine and bovine molecular genetics, growth biology, meat science
Gondro, Cedric  

Lactation Biology

Lock, Adam nutritional & digestive physiology, lactation biology
Trottier, Nathalie swine nutrition, amino acid metabolism, mammary physiology
Weber Nielsen, Miriam dairy nutrition, endocrinology, mammary physiology

Nutrition

Non-Ruminant Nutrition

Nielsen, Brian equine exercise physiology, nutrition, athletic performance
Rozeboom, Dale swine management and production systems, biosecurity, and business continuity
Trottier, Nathalie swine nutrition, amino acid metabolism, mammary physiology

Nutritional & Digestive Physiology

Allen, Michael dairy nutrition, digestive physiology
Lock, Adam ruminant nutrition, nutritional & digestive physiology, lactation biology
Trottier, Nathalie swine nutrition, amino acid metabolism, mammary physiology
VandeHaar, Michael dairy nutrition, endocrinology, mammary physiology

Ruminant Nutrition

Allen, Michael dairy nutrition, digestive physiology
Bradford, Barry  
Buskirk, Daniel beef nutrition, nutritional management, growth biology
Lock, Adam nutritional & digestive physiology, lactation biology
Vandehaar, Michael dairy nutrition, endocrinology, mammary physiology
Weber Nielsen, Miriam dairy nutrition, endocrinology, mammary physiology
Zhou, Zheng  

Reproductive & Developmental Sciences

Chen, Chen germ cell and male infertility
Cibelli, Jose animal cloning and stem cells
Hoffmann, Hanne  
Ireland, Jim bovine reproduction, ovarian reserve, superovulation
Knott, Jason stem cells and embryo development
Latham, Keith embryo development
Pursley, J. Richard reproductive management
Sen, Aritro steroid actions and epigenetics
Veiga-Lopez, Almudena developmental origins of disease, toxicology
Wang, Yuan stem cells
Yang, Ming follicle development

Programs and Related Sites

Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (RDSP)

Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Training Program (RDSTP)

Reproductive Management of Dairy Cattle

Advantages of Domestic Species As Dual Purpose Models

Toxicology

Chou, Karen toxicology, animal health, reproduction
Veiga-Lopez, Almudena developmental origins of disease, toxicology

 

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