Animal Science Research

Animal Science research at Penn State.

Animal Science Research Areas

Animal Products and Human Health
Research projects are centered on the modification of meat, eggs, and milk, with the overarching goal of enhancing human health.
Dairy
Research focuses on dairy management, genetics and genomics, and nutrition and physiology
Deer
Research in the Department of Animal Science includes the reproduction, nutrition, and management of deer.
Equine
Faculty, students and staff in our department conduct research that advances our understanding of factors that link health, nutrition and management with athletic and reproductive performance in horses.
Livestock
Animal Science research in the areas of beef cattle, swine, meat goats, and sheep.
Meat Science and Muscle Biology
With research initiatives spanning from breeding decisions to food consumption, Penn State addresses the changing needs of the meat industry.
Nutrient Management and Environmental Stewardship
Research efforts focus on discovering and promoting efficient animal production systems that place a minimum burden on the environment.
Poultry
Research topics include avian management, nutrition and physiology, environmental management, and modification of egg composition.
Quality and Safety of Animal Foods
Teaching, research, and Extension activities at the Penn State Meats Laboratory and the Poultry Processing facility focus on the quality and safety of meat and poultry products.
Reproductive Biology and Fertility
Research topics include Regulation of Biological Clocks, Ovarian Biology, Avian Reproduction, Ovarian Function and Follicle Development, and Molecular Endocrinology