Faculty

Huaijun Zhou, Ph.D.

  • Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Animal Science
  • Director of USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry
Investigation of molecular and cellular mechanisms of host- pathogen interaction and disease resistance using genetic, epigenomic and bioinformatic approaches in poultry. Functional annotation of animal genomes by integrating ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Methyl-seq and RNA-seq etc. Graduate Groups: Animal Biology; Avian Sciences; Integrative Genetics and Genomics; Immunology; Microbiology
2247 Meyer Hall

Xiang (Crystal) Yang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
  • Assistant Meat Scientist, Department of Animal Science
Meat safety, meat quality, shelf life of meat and meat products, postharvest foodborne pathogen control, characterizing pathogen and whole microbial community profiles present in meat production chain, effect of feeding system on degree of antimicrobial resistance and pathogen prevalence in livestock and poultry. Graduate Groups: Animal Biology; Food Science
2237 Meyer Hall

Anne E. Todgham, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Animal Science
Research focus on stress physiology with an interest in understanding the molecular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms that underlie an animal’s capacity to cope with environmental change. We study vulnerability to multiple stressors in the context of conservation of aquatic species and managing stress in sustainable aquaculture. Graduate Groups: Animal Behavior; Animal Biology; Ecology
2205 Meyer Hall

Andrea M. Schreier, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Science
Applying genetic and genomic techniques to answer ecological or evolutionary questions about wild populations, conservation of threatened and endangered species, genetic management of conservation and commercial aquaculture, animal polyploidy. Graduate Groups: Ecology; Integrative Genetics and Genomics
2235 Meyer Hall

Pablo J. Ross, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Animal Science
Application of assisted reproductive technologies in animal production systems. Epigenetic mechanisms controlling early embryonic development and pluripotency. Functional genomics of preimplantation development using next generation sequencing. Embryo genetic engineering and blastocyst complementation. Embryonic stem cell (ESC) biology and induction of pluripotency by defined factors (iPSC). Functional annotation of animal genomes (FAANG). Graduate Groups: Animal Biology; Integrative Genetics and Genomics
2239 Meyer Hall