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Troy Ott joins Dairy and Animal Science Faculty

Posted: August 2, 2006

Troy Ott Troy L. Ott is a recently hired faculty member in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science.

Troy grew up in upper Bucks County, PA. His grandfather’s family operated a dairy in the Philadelphia area around the turn of the 20 century. Troy received is B.S. in Animal Production from Penn State University in 1984, his Masters degree from Auburn University and his Doctorate from the University of Florida, both in Reproductive Biology.

After post-doctoral training in the Center for Animal Biotechnology at Texas A&M University, Troy served on the faculty at the University of Idaho from 1998 to 2006, where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. Troy was hired back at his alma mater this spring as part of the Reproductive Biology initiative in the College of Agricultural Science. The goal of this initiative is to continue Penn States tradition of excellence in reproductive biology research by hiring six new faculty in the college, including one endowed chair in Reproduction.

Troy’s research is in the area of enhancing reproductive efficiency with emphasis on embryo uterine interactions during early pregnancy in dairy cattle. His appointment is 75 percent research and 25 percent teaching. His research has been supported by USDA, NIH and industry. Troy will be teaching an undergraduate course in Integrated Animal Biology and graduate courses in reproductive physiology. Troy is married to his wife of 14 years and has 3 children. He spends his free time coaching football, fishing and chasing elk through the western United States.

Welcome, Troy.