Graduate Research Programs
There are forty-one faculty members in the Department of Animal Sciences working in the following disciplines:
- Animal Behavior and Welfare
Behavioral responses, preference and motivational testing, welfare assessment.
- Breeding & Genetics
Reproductive, lactational, environmental.
Dairy cattle, beef cattle, equine.
- Meat Science
Meat processing, meat quality, food safety.
- Molecular Biology & Physiology
Embryology, endocrinology, genetics.
Nutritional physiology, nutrient metabolism, feedstuff utilization.
Facilities and equipment are available to support research, teaching and extension programs in each of the areas, and graduate students are engaged in studies in each. More than sixty-five graduate students are working in the various research areas.