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Animal Science Faculty

Yves Boisclair

Yves Boisclair

Professor
Graduate Fields: Animal Science, Nutrition
Areas of Interest: Hormonal regulation of metabolism, growth and development. Study of the leptin and growth hormone - IGF systems at the molecular , cellular and organismal levels.
Dan Brown

Dan Brown

Associate Professor; International Professor of Animal Science
Graduate Fields: Animal Science, Nutrition, Toxicology
Areas of Interest: nutritional toxicology, sustainable animal agriculture
W. Ron Butler

Walter Butler

Professor
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Areas of Interest:  female reproductive physiology and fertility, endocrinology
Debbie Cherney

Debbie Cherney

Professor
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, International Agriculture & Rural Development
Areas of Interest:  Forage utilization and quality, Animal bioethics
Heather Huson

Heather Huson

Robert & Anne Everett Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Molecular Genetics
Areas of Interest:  Genetic Improvement of Animal Health and Production, Dairy Cattle Management and Genetic Evaluations, Population Structure and Adaptation, Genomic Tool Development, Wildlife and Indigenous Population Conservation, Canine Genetics
Huson Lab Website
Patricia Johnson
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Areas of Interest:  endocrinology, comparative reproductive physiology
Quirine Ketterings
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Horticulture, Soil and crop Sciences
Areas of Interest:  nutrient management for field crops, soil fertility, extension education, on-farm research, agricultural environmental management
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Xin Gen Lei

Professor
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Genomics
Areas of Interest:  Functional genomics of antioxidant nutrients and enzymes; Developing novel hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environmental protection; Biofuel microalgal biomass as a new generation of feed and food; Global biofortification of staple crops to fight against “hidden” hunger
Joe McFadden

Joseph McFadden

Assistant Professor
Graduate Fields: Animal Science
Areas of Interest: dairy cattle nutrition, insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, sphingolipid and glycerophospholipid metabolism, gestational and type 2 diabetes, mass spectrometry-based lipidomics
Thomas Overton

Thomas Overton

Professor; Director, PRO-DAIRY
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science
Areas of Interest:  nutritional physiology, dairy cattle nutrition and management
Susan Quirk

Susan Quirk

Professor
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Areas of Interest:  physiology of the ovary and reproductive tract, molecular and cellular biology
Vimal Selvaraj

Vimal Selvaraj

Associate Professor
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Zoology and Wildlife Conservation
Areas of Interest:  Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Animal Biotechnology
Selvaraj Lab Website
Michael Thonney
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science, Nutrition
Areas of Interest:  growth and development, ruminant nutrition, skeletal growth
Mike Van Amburgh
Graduate Fields:  Animal Science
Areas of Interest:  Ruminant nutrition, growth, lactation, nutritional physiology, modeling, dairy management