Afshin Hosseini BSc, MS, PhD
Afshin Hosseini received a bachelor in Animal Science in Iran. Then, he moved to Germany, University of Bonn for the MS and PhD to study aspects of disease resistance and insulin sensitivity in swine and dairy cattle, respectively. Since joining to University of Alberta, Canada in 2010, his research program has focused on identification of blood biomarkers in feedlot cattle to improve the health and welfare. In 2012, he was awarded a German research fellowship (DFG) to conduct a research in the United States; his studies of insulin sensitivity in response to level of dietary energy and 2,4-Thiazolidinedione (TZD) underscored that the cattle PPARG is TZD responsive.
His laboratory interests on in vitro primary cell and explant culture uncover gene regulatory mechanisms associated with energy expenditure in bovine adipose tissue. He used transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics tools to understand the functional mechanisms and orchestra of energy homeostasis in adipose tissue. His main interest is development of novel laboratory assays to uncover the nutriphysiogenomics interactions in dairy cattle.
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA