Peng Ji

Peng Ji

Peng Ji, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-979-4248
FAX: +1 530-752-0175


B.S. , Animal Science, Shenyang Agricultural University.
M.S. , Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University.
Ph.D. , Animal Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Research Interest

I am interested in two lines of research:

  1. High rate of metabolic disorders, infectious disease, reproductive failure and early culling challenge the profit of high producing herds and renders overall nutrient inefficiency. I am interested to explore nutrition and management strategies to optimize metabolic adaptation, nutrient efficiency and welfare in dairy cows during periparturient and early lactation period. We would use multi-tiered approaches to answer our hypothesis from animal performance, blood biomarkers, transcriptomics of metabolic tissues/organs (adipose, skeletal muscle and liver), tissue explant culture and cell culture technique.  
  2. A number of epidemiology studies suggested perinatal adverse events (infection, nutrient deficiency, or stress) has long-term effects on disease resilience and brain development of human infants. Accumulating evidence suggested that early-life activation of immune system in both peripheral and CNS play a key role. I am currently using piglet as model to explore the underlying mechanism.

Laboratory Website

Graduate Groups

Animal Biology