Erin Connor

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Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Erin Connor

Professor and Chair
 302-831-2524

Office location:
531 S. College Avenue
044A Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

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Education

  • Postdoc – Animal Growth Biology – USDA, Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD
  • Ph.D. – Growth Physiology of Beef Cattle – University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S. – Wildlife Biology – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • B.S. – Animal Science – University of Maryland, College Park

Research interests

My research is focused on improving feed efficiency of dairy cattle through genetic selection, management and dietary intervention. Currently, my laboratory is developing intestinal organoids of cattle as a model for use in basic research of gut function and development. We are interested particularly in promoting gut function and animal health through feed additives including phytochemicals.

Professional activities

  • Member, American Dairy Science Association
  • Member, American Society of Animal Science
  • Sigma Xi