Massimo Bionaz

Oregon State University, USA


Massimo Bionaz graduated in animal science and got the Italian Doctorate degree (recognized as equivalent to a Ph.D. degree) in physiopathology in dairy cows at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza, Italy). He then moved to the Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pa, USA) for one year where he studied peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) in dairy cows. Bionaz then moved to the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA) for a Postdoctorate in livestock functional nutriphysiogenomics with Professor Juan J Loor and a Postdoctorate investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells for maxillofacial bone regeneration with Professor Matthew B. Wheeler. At University of Illinois he taught courses in stem cell biology. His expertise ranges from agricultural to biomedical science and from in vivo studies with large animals to in vitro studies using tissue and cell culture in combination with molecular biology techniques. Bionaz has an extensive interest in studying PPAR in dairy cows with the purpose to fine-tune the metabolism in order to prevent metabolic-related problems. He has large experience in functional analysis of microarray data using system biology approach. In this regard, he developed a novel tool for the analysis of large transcriptomics and proteomics dataset from time course experiments denominated dynamic impact approach. Since November 2012 Bionaz works as an Assistant Professor of animal science at the Oregon State University (Corvallis, Ore, USA). His main research interests include nutrigenomics in ruminants cells, animal welfare, and nutrigenomics of stem cells for tissue regeneration.

Biography Updated on 13 June 2017

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