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Physiology is concerned with the biology of living organisms; specifically, how living organisms and/or different parts of their body function.Students in lab class


Anyone interested in physiology can pursue an animal science degree within our department.


Animal Science Major


Graduate Program


Undergraduate Research



 Our physiology research focuses on:

  • Determining the effect of nutritional supplements on ovarian function and milk production in dairy cattle.
  • Evaluating control of steroidogenesis, mitogenesis and gene expression in ovarian cells.
  • Improving the metabolic health and growth in both animals and humans.
  • Nutritional biochemistry of protein and amino acids.
  • Studying nutritional and hormonal control of ovarian function and follicular development.

Our Research



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