Animal Growth and Development Award
University of Illinois
Juan J. Loor, Animal Growth and Development Award
Juan J. Loor earned a B.S. degree from the University of California (Davis) and M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He was post-doctoral fellow at INRA (France) and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) from 2001 until joining the faculty at Illinois in 2005. He is currently Professor of Animal Sciences and Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Loor has developed an internationally-recognized program in physiological genomics of ruminants. His research has enhanced our understanding of mechanisms regulating function and development of key organs during the periparturient and neonatal periods. Since 2008, Dr. Loor has authored 259 peer-reviewed articles that have received more than 4,600 citations. His research program has been supported by the USDA-AFRI, private industry, international collaborations, and state programs. He is active in various departmental, college, and campus committees. His teaching efforts include undergraduate and graduate courses in animal and ruminant nutrition, and a capstone graduate course within the Division of Nutritional Sciences on the regulation of macronutrient metabolism.