Faculty - Animal Concentration Areas

Animal Welfare Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle Equine
Meat Science Poultry
Sheep Swine

Animal Welfare

  • Kelly George, Assistant Professor, Professional Practice - 614-688-3224 george.239@osu.edu
    • Human-Animal Interactions, Zoo Animal Behavior & Welfare, Human Decision Making regarding Animals
  • Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor – 614-688-1968 pairis-garcia.1@osu.edu
    • Swine, Animal behavior, Animal welfare

Beef Cattle

  • Stephen Boyles, Professor – 614-292-7669 boyles.4@osu.edu
    • Beef cattle management
  • Michael Davis, Professor – 614-292-4984 davis.28@osu.edu
    • Beef cattle, Genetics
  • Alvaro Garcia Guerra, Assistant Professor – 614-292-6583 garciaguerra.1@osu.edu
    • Beef and dairy cattle reproduction and management, Reproductive biotechnologies such as in vivo and in vitro embryo production and transfer
  • Chanhee Lee, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3794 lee.7502@osu.edu
    • Nutrition in ruminants, Ruminant physiology, Nutrient excretion, Manure nutrient management, Various gas emissions from animal operations, Improving sustainability of ruminant operation
  • Anthony Parker, Associate Professor – 330-263-3899 parker.1203@osu.edu
    • Ruminants, Nutritional influences on growth, development, and resulting production of monogastric and ruminant-based production animals with a primary focus on cattle production systems in both tropical and temperate environments
  • Alejandro Relling, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3900 relling.1@osu.edu,
    • Ruminant nutrition, with research interested in energy utilization and efficiency and how maternal nutrition impact on offspring performance
  • Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor – 614-292-7516 wick.13@osu.edu
    • Beef cattle, Fish, Poultry, Muscle development, Muscle growth
  • Zhongtang Yu, Professor – 614-292-3057 yu.226@osu.edu
    • Gut microbiome, Gut health, Rumen microbiome, Discovery of non-antibiotic alternatives, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Mitigation of methane emissions, Bioenergy, Antibiotic resistance, Metagenomics, Transcriptomics, Metabolomics, Appointment in Infectious Disease Institute, OSU Environmental Science Graduate Program, and OSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Nutrition

Dairy Cattle

  • Maurice L Eastridge, Professor – 614-688-3059 eastridge.1@osu.edu
    • Dairy cattle nutrition and management and composition of milk, Adjunct appointment in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Jeffrey Firkins, Professor – 614-688-3089 firkins.1@osu.edu
    • Rumen function, Microbiology and metabolism in dairy cattle to improve efficiency of nutrient conversion into milk and decrease environmental impact of dairy production
  • Alvaro Garcia Guerra, Assistant Professor – 614-292-6583 garciaguerra.1@osu.edu
    • Beef and dairy cattle reproduction and management, Reproductive biotechnologies such as in vivo and in vitro embryo production and transfer
  • Jim Kinder, Professor– 614-292-2307 kinder.15@osu.edu
    • Food producing animal reproductive endocrinology and reproductive management, Graduate and undergraduate education in agriculture, Adjunct Academic Central Queensland University
  • Chanhee Lee, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3794 lee.7502@osu edu
    • Nutrition in ruminants, Ruminant physiology, Nutrient excretion, Manure nutrient management, Various gas emissions from animal operations, Improving sustainability of ruminant operation
  • Luis Moraes, Assistant Professor –614-292-6507 ferrazdiasdemoraes.1@osu.edu
    • Dairy Science with an emphasis on the use of quantitative methods for modeling nutrient utilization, Environmental impacts and economics of dairy operations, Use of decision making models for diet optimization and overall dairy management, Applications of statistics to animal science
  • Alejandro Relling, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3900 relling.1@osu edu
    • Ruminant nutrition, with research interested in energy utilization and efficiency and how maternal nutrition impact on offspring performance
  • Bill Weiss, Professor- 330-263-3622 weiss.6@osu.edu
    • Dairy cattle nutrition, Nutrition and health of cattle, Nutrition and reducing environmental impact of dairy farming, Feed composition

Equine

  • Kimberly Cole, Associate Professor – 614-292-2625 cole.436@osu.edu
    • Equine management, Immunology, Equine education, Ohio State Equine Center Supervisor

Meat Science

  • Michael Cressman, Assistant Professor, Clinical – 614-688-5696 cressman.2@osu.edu
    • Poultry, Meat science, BBQ science
  • Daniel Clark, Assistant Professor, Research – 618-553-5506 clark.2710@osu.edu
    • Muscle biology with an emphasis on muscle growth of livestock species; Meat Science; Certified HACCP Trainer
  • Eric England, Assistant Professor – 614-247-7863 england.146@osu.edu
    • Fresh and processed meat quality, Underlying biochemical regulation of meat quality during the conversion of muscle to meat, Meat science minor coordinator, Dry cured ham / Methyl bromide alternatives and reduction, Molecular biology techniques to identify species of origin in meat products
  • Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor – 614-292-3642 garcia.625@osu.edu
    • Meat science
  • Steven J Moeller, Professor - 614-565-6344 moeller.29@osu.edu
    • Swine Production and Management, Genetics, Meat Quality, Animal Welfare Audits and Assessments, Mortality Composting, Animal Handling, Swine Youth Programming
  • Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor – 614-292-7516 wick.13@osu.edu
    • Beef cattle, Fish, Poultry, Muscle development, Muscle growth

Poultry

  • Lisa Bielke, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3945 bielke.1@osu.edu
    • Poultry gastrointestinal health, Poultry diseases, Poultry ante mortem food safety, Vaccines, Eimeria and necrotic enteritis, Gastrointestinal microbiome, Probiotics
  • Daniel Clark, Assistant Professor, Research – 618-553-5506 clark.2710@osu.edu
    • Muscle biology with an emphasis on muscle growth of livestock species; Meat Science; Certified HACCP Trainer
  • Michael Cressman, Assistant Professor, Clinical – 614-688-5696 cressman.2@osu.edu
    • Poultry, Meat science, BBQ science
  • Michael Lilburn, Professor – 330-263-3992 lilburn.1@osu.edu
    • Poultry Nutrition, Skeletal and muscle growth of poultry, Genetic aspects of poultry growth and development
  • Sandra G Velleman, Professor – 330-263-3905 velleman.1@osu.edu
    • Avian muscle growth biology, Studies are focused on the myogenic stem cell, satellite cell, which is responsible for all posthatch muscle growth, The growth and quality of the breast muscle is directly impacted by factors influencing satellite cell activity
  • Macdonald Wick, Associate Professor – 614-292-7516 wick.13@osu.edu
    • Beef cattle, Fish, Poultry, Muscle development, Muscle growth

Sheep

  • William Pope, Professor – 614-292-3943 pope.2@osu.edu
    • Sheep, Swine, Embryonic survival
  • Alejandro Relling, Assistant Professor – 330-263-3900 relling.1@osu.edu
    • Ruminant nutrition, with research interested in energy utilization and efficiency and how maternal nutrition impact on offspring performance

Swine

  • Sheila Jacobi, Assistant Professor - 330-263-3959 jacobi.1@osu.edu
    • Nutrition, Swine, Immunology and fatty acid metabolism, Nutritional regulation of the neonatal intestinal health and immune function
  • Pasha Lyvers Peffer, Associate Professor – 614-292-3896 lyvers-peffer.1@osu.edu
    • Swine, Nutrition
  • Steven J Moeller, Professor - 614-565-6344 moeller.29@osu.edu
    • Swine Production and Management, Genetics, Meat Quality, Animal Welfare Audits and Assessments, Mortality Composting, Animal Handling, Swine Youth Programming
  • Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor – 614-688-1968 pairis-garcia.1@osu.edu
    • Swine, Animal behavior, Animal welfare
  • William Pope, Professor – 614-292-3943 pope.2@osu.edu
    • Sheep, Swine, Embryonic survival