Lactation Physiology Graduate Student Position

Dr. Amy Skibiel’s Lactation Physiology Lab, in the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, is recruiting graduate students! The main research themes of the lab center around lactation biology, animal physiology, and postnatal development. They utilize traditional laboratory assays and molecular techniques to investigate environmental influences on lactation physiology and milk production and to explore how offspring development, health, and performance are shaped by early-life experiences. Research questions are addressed from mechanistic, evolutionary, and production perspectives and are multidisciplinary - integrating aspects of dairy science, nutrition, physiology, molecular biology, animal behavior, and evolutionary biology. Study organisms include dairy cattle and small rodents. 

If you’re interested, email Dr. Amy Skibiel ( with a brief statement describing 1) the reasons for your interest in joining my lab 2) your research interests, 3)relevant past experiences and skills, 4) a current curriculum vitae (resume), and 5) your GPA and unofficial transcripts. For information about graduate programs in AVS please visit

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