Juan J. Loor BSc, MS, PhD

Juan Loor

Juan Loor received a bachelor in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis. He then moved to Virginia Tech for the MS and PhD to study aspects of lipid metabolism in ruminants. Since joining the faculty of the University of Illinois in Fall 2005, his research program has focused on nutritional and physiological genomics during lactation and growth in beef and dairy cattle. His laboratory draws on in vitro cell and tissue culture and live animals as models to uncover regulatory mechanisms associated with nutrient effects on tissue development and function. Transcriptomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics are some of the tools used in his laboratory in an effort to apply Systems Physiology.

He was the recipient of the 2010 University of Illinois ACES Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and the 2012 Mead Johnson Award from the American Society for Nutrition. Since 2006, Dr. Loor has authored more than 80 publications in leading nutrition and genomics journals and has trained 11 PhD and 9 MS students.

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA

e-mail: jloor@illinois.edu