Research encompasses genome science and biotechnology. In particular, projects include understanding the genome structure, function and evolution, and developing quantitative and molecular genomic approaches for improving animal production, product quality and health.
Projects span the gamut of basic and applied research and include defining the molecular mechanisms of muscle development, physiological responses to growth regulators, meat quality improvement and food safety.
Basic and applied research in nutrition is conducted with beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, and laboratory animals. This work includes trace animal metabolism, energy nutrition and utilization of by-product feedstuffs.