Current Animal Science Research
Dr. Amalaradjou’s current research seeks to understand pathogen survival and persistence along the food chain, their virulence attributes, and the application of probiotics to control foodborne pathogens. Her lab also studies the efficacy of currently applied hurdle technologies to reduce pathogen transmission from farm-to-fork. Beyond controlling pathogens in food systems, her research investigates the potential application of probiotics as alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production and functional foods in the prevention of gut pathologies. Dr. Amalaradjou’ s main objective is to improve food safety and promote public health
Dr. Cindy Tian's lab engages in fundamental understanding of pre-implantation embryonic development as well as embryo-related biotechnologies for increasing farm animal production efficiency. Previously, her lab has succeeded in somatic cell nuclear transfer (animal cloning) of genetically elite animals, in vitro fertilization and cryopreservation, embryonic stem cells and genetic engineering. In recent years, her research incorporates the omics approaches to characterize the epigenetic landscape of the early bovine embryos. She also has tremendous interest in improving the in vitro maturation success of bovine oocytes and enhancing the consistency of superovulation outcomes.