Graduate Research Faculty

Meet our graduate research faculty! Areas of research emphases include various aspects of animal physiology (ruminant and monogastric nutrition, reproduction, stress, and obesity) and health and well-being (immunology, genomics, microbiology, pre-harvest food safety, and behavior) with an emphasis on agriculturally important species.  

If you are a prospective graduate student, please review this list of our graduate research faculty for determining if any are engaged in research that is of interest to you. Assuming that several may be, please feel free to contact each individual directly to determine 1) if they are available to serve as your graduate mentor and 2) if they have any opportunities for part-time employment or know of other types of financial assistance that may be available as you pursue your graduate studies. To learn more about our faculty research, explore our recent features on their labs.   

Please note that every effort should be made to contact and “get to know” our individual graduate research faculty for eventual selection of a graduate mentor. Doing so is of utmost importance for success in any graduate program. Any/all among our graduate research faculty would be able to provide you with the much-needed assistance/guidance should you submit an application or enroll after acceptance into one of our graduate programs.

J. Lannett Edwards Profile Page
J. Lannett Edwards
Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Animal Scientist: Reproductive Physiology/Embryology
Jon Beever, MS, PhD Profile Page
Jon Beever, MS, PhD
Professor & Director | Animal Science
Specialty: Genomics
Marc Caldwell, DVM, PhD DACVIM Profile Page
Marc Caldwell, DVM, PhD DACVIM
Associate Professor | Large Animal
Specialty: Animal Health and Well Being
Liz Eckelkamp Profile Page
Liz Eckelkamp
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Dairy systems management Facilities Precision Technology Dairy cow health
Oudessa Kerro Dego Profile Page
Oudessa Kerro Dego
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Vet. Microbiology with focus on control & prevention of infectious diseases
Cheryl Jean Kojima Profile Page
Cheryl Jean Kojima
Associate Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Animal Health & Well Being
Daniel J Mathew Profile Page
Daniel J Mathew
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Reproductive Physiology
Kyle McLean Profile Page
Kyle McLean
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Nutritional Physiology | Reproductive Physiology
Sarah E Moorey Profile Page
Sarah E Moorey
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Reproductive Physiology and Genomics
Phillip R Myer Profile Page
Phillip R Myer
Associate Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Rumen Microbiology
Tulio M. Prado, MV (DVM), MS, DACT Profile Page
Tulio M. Prado, MV (DVM), MS, DACT
Professor | Large Animal
Specialty: Reproductive Physiology
Agustin G Rius Profile Page
Agustin G Rius
Associate Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Nutritional and Environmental Physiology
Troy Rowan Profile Page
Troy Rowan
Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Genomics | Animal Science
Specialty: Beef Cattle Genomics
Neal Schrick Profile Page
Neal Schrick
Professor & Head | Animal Science
Specialty: Beef and Dairy Cattle Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
Lew Strickland, DVM, MS, DACT Profile Page
Lew Strickland, DVM, MS, DACT
Associate Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Animal Health and Well Being | Reproductive Physiology
Tom Tabler Profile Page
Tom Tabler
Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Animal Health and Well Being
Brynn Voy Profile Page
Brynn Voy
Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Nutritional Physiology
Brian Keith Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT Profile Page
Brian Keith Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
Professor | Large Animal
Specialty: Reproductive Physiology
Yang Zhao Profile Page
Yang Zhao
Assistant Professor | Animal Science
Specialty: Animal Health and Well Being