Juan J. Loor

University of Illinois, USA


Juan J. Loor is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Sciences and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received a B.S. degree in animal science from the University of California, Davis, Calif, USA. He then moved to Virginia Tech where he studied aspects of lipid metabolism in ruminants during his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his Ph.D. degree in 2001, he joined the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France for his first postdoctoral studies. During his postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois, he began research in nutritional genomics with emphasis on transcriptional adaptations that occur in bovine liver and mammary gland during the transition from late pregnancy to lactation. Since joining the faculty of the University of Illinois in August of 2005, his research program has focused on nutritional and physiological genomics during health and disease in bovine. His laboratory draws on in vitro cell and tissue culture and live animals as models to uncover regulatory mechanisms associated with specific nutrients during rapid postnatal growth or lactation. Transcriptomics, bioinformatics, and metabolic profiling are some of the tools used in his laboratory in an effort to apply systems biology in ruminants.

Biography Updated on 10 November 2011

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