College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Research Opportunities

Students will work closely with their faculty mentor during their graduate studies.  Applicants should look for a research lab that matches their own interests.  The ANSC department currently has openings available in the following labs.  Please click on the faculty members names to learn more about their background and research programs.

Genetics & Cell Biology:

Genomics & Bioinformatics: Dr. Li Ma

Patterning of the early embryo with a focus on neural crest and placode cells: Dr. Lisa Taneyhill 

Systems biology and statistical genomics, dynamics of epigenetics and modeling analysis in one health program: Dr. Jiuzhou Song

Nutrient Utilization & Metabolism:

Genetics of nutritional iron metabolism and anemia: Dr. Iqbal Hamza

Metabolic regulation during growth and development focusing on mitochondrial metabolism: Dr. Nishanth Sunny 

Metal transporters in growth, development and disease: Dr. Byung-Eun Kim

Reproduction & Development

Neuroendocrine regulation of growth and metabolism: Dr. Tom Porter

Nutritional programming of growth: Dr. Chad Stahl

Reproduction and Stem Cell Biology: Dr. Bhanu Telugu


Immune response to pathogens in animals: Dr. Zhengguo Xiao


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