University of Florida

Dr. Jason M. Scheffler

Assistant Professor, Research

Research Summary

Dr. Jason M. Scheffler was recently hired as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences. He conducts both applied and basic research with impact on animal growth efficiency and meat quality.  In particular, he has a specific interests in cell signaling pathways regulating muscle atrophy and hypertrophy and nutritional effects on muscle growth and body composition.

Education:

May 2007; Ph.D., Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
August 2002; M.S. Animal Science (Meat Science and Muscle Biology), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
May 2000; B.S. Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, (Major-Biotechnology, Minors- Biology, Chemistry, Food Science), University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

2014-Present; Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville.
2008 - 2014; Assistant Professor, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship, University of  Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005, Awarded to 10 graduate students in the top 3% University-wide
John Hallman Memorial Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
Bukey Memorial Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
Milton E. Mohr Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
Milton E. Mohr Biotechnology Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003

Professional Memberships

American Society of Animal Science
American Meat Science Association
International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
American Physiology Society

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PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-9155

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611