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Animal Science

Field Description

The field requires one more member on the Special Committee of both M.S. and Ph.D.degree candidates (i.e., three for the M.S., four for the Ph.D.) than is required by the Graduate School. At least one member of the Special Committee must be a member of the faculty in a department other than that of the chairperson. Students in an M.S. or a Ph.D. program are required to assist with the teaching program of the department.

The Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) degree is intended primarily for applicants who want to further their academic training in animal science but whose interests may not be oriented toward research. It's a special non-thesis degree program requiring a minimum of two residence units and the satisfactory completion of 30 hours of coursework related to the professional interests of the candidate. Approval of the report of a problem-solving project is also required.

In addition, the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corp option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For information and instructions on how to apply, visit the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 33 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; email mpsag_peacecorps@cornell.edu.

Depending on specific objectives, students interested in this field may also want to examine opportunities in the Fields of Food Science and Technology; Nutrition; and Molecular and Integrative Physiology.

 

The field offers three degrees:

  1. M.P.S.
  2. M.S.
  3. Ph.D.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.ansci.cornell.edu
Email: dlb8@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-7712

126 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science)

  • animal genetics
  • animal genomics
  • animal nutrition
  • animal science
  • physiology of reproduction
  • animal genetics
  • animal genomics
  • animal nutrition
  • animal science
  • physiology of reproduction

Faculty

Rodrigo C. Bicalho

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science; physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: herd health; epidemiology; reproduction of dairy cattle

Yves R Boisclair

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition
  • Research Interests: hormonal regulation of metabolism, growth and development; molecular endocrinology; nutritional physiology

Dwight Douglas Bowman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science; Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science): animal science
  • Research Interests: Microbiology and Immunology

Dan L Brown

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition
  • Research Interests: animal nutrition; nutritional toxicology; limited resource animal agriculture

W Ron Butler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: animal reproductive physiology; ovarian function; reproductive/nutrition interactions

Yung-Fu Chang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal genomics; animal science
  • Research Interests: molecular biology of infectious disease; DNA, recombinant subunit and attenuated mutant vaccine development; molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis; immunopathology of infectious disease; host defense mechanisms; functional genomics and proteomics; molecular diagnoisis of infectious diseases

Soon Hon Cheong

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal genomics; animal science; physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: Animal genetics, disease and reproduction

Debbie J. Cherney

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition
  • Research Interests: rumen nutrition; forage utlization and quality

Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe Flaminio

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: basic and clinical immunology, vaccinology, immune response to infections

Jerrie Gavalchin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: pathogenetic mechanisms in autoimmune disease; environmental triggers for auto immunity; role of immune status in livestock production

Robert O. Gilbert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal genetics; physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: reproduction of dairy cattle and other domestic species; immunology of the reproductive tract

Julio O. Giordano

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: Dairy Cattle productive physiology/performance and dairy cattle management

Yrjo Tapio Grohn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: veterinary epidemiology; production medicine; public health; epidemiological and economic methods

Heather J Huson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal genetics; animal science

Patricia A Johnson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: animal science and physiology; endocrinology and reproductive physiology

Quirine M. Ketterings

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: nutrient management for field crops; soil fertility; agricultural environmental management

Xingen Lei

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition
  • Research Interests: molecular nutrition of minerals; selenium antioxidant function; phytase gene expression

Sabine Mann

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science): animal science
  • Research Interests: nutrition; metabolism; inflammation; transition period

Helene Marquis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: bacterial pthogensis; role of microbiota in health and disease; fish diseases; aquaculture

Jessica McArt

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science; Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science): animal science

Charles Chipley W McCormick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: nutrition; vitamin E metabolism and apoptosis

Joseph W. McFadden

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition
  • Research Interests: lipidomics, insulin resistance, fatty liver

Hussni Omar Mohammed

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: production medicine; risk assessment; epidemiology and infectious diseases; zoonotic diseases and public health; quantitative and analytical epidemiology

Motoko Mukai

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science; Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science): animal nutrition; animal science

Daryl Van Nydam

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: dairy production medicine; epidemiology; public health

Thomas R Overton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: nutritional physiology; dairy cattle management

Susan Mary Quirk

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science; physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular aspects of ovarian function

Heidi L. Reesink

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: veterinary biosciences, orthopedics (osteoarthritis and fracture biology)

Ynte Hein Schukken

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: dairy udder health; population dynamics of diseases in cattle; epidemiology

Vimal Selvaraj

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science
  • Research Interests: pluripotency and stem cells; regenerative medicine; animal biotechnology; technologies for wildlife conservation

Michael Larry Thonney

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: growth and development; nutrition; management of highly productive sheep

Alexander J.A. Travis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal science; physiology of reproduction
  • Research Interests: male germ cells and sperm; fertilization; assisted reproduction; biotechnology; rural rood animal production in developing nations

Michael E Van Amburgh

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: ruminant nutrition and dairy management

Joseph Wakshlag

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal nutrition; animal science
  • Research Interests: metabolism and obesity; cancer, cell metabolism and apoptosis

Martin Wiedmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Animal Science: animal genomics
  • Research Interests: farm to table transmission and ecology of foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms; listeria monocytogenes; salmonella; genomics and molecular biology of food associated microbes