July 11, 2017

Triennial Lactation Symposium/BOLFA

The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) occurred as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. The pre-conference was held on July 8. 

Speakers for the “The Biology of Lactation – From Genes to Cells to Milk” included:

  • Dr. Bob Collier (University of Arizona, USA) – “Historical perspectives of lactation biology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries”
  • Dr. Mike Akers: (Virginia Tech, USA) – “Plasticity of mammary development in the prepubertal bovine mammary gland
  • Dr. Russ Hovey (UC Davis, CA, USA) – “Dietary regulation of allometric ductal growth in the mammary glands”
  • Dr. Steve Davis (New Zealand) – “Quantitative regulation of mammary development
  • Dr. Marie-France Palin (AAFC, Sherbrooke, Canada) – “Adipokines affect mammary growth and function in farm animals
  • Dr. Tom McFadden (University of Missouri, USA) – “Lactational adaptations to environmental challenges
  • Dr. Geoff Dahl (University of Florida, USA) – “Programming and epigenetic impacts of late gestation heat stress in dairy cattle
  • Dr. Laura Hernandez (University of Wisconsin, USA) – “Serotonin and the regulation of calcium transport in dairy cows”
  • Dr. Rupert Bruckmaier (University of Bern, Switzerland) – “Pathogen-specific immune response and changes in the blood-milk barrier in the bovine mammary gland”

Photo of BOLFA speakers by Dr. Chantal Farmer, Symposium Chair