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.


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



Jason M. Scheffler, Ph.D.

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611