Steve Zinn


Dr. Zinn grew up in Southern New York and received his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. He then worked as the Research Coordinator at the Cornell Dairy Teaching and Research Unit for 2.5 years. After that, he then received his MS and PhD degrees in Animal Science from Michigan State University. Following completion of a post doc at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, he joined the faculty of Animal Science at the University of Connecticut in 1990.


Classes Taught

ANSC 3316 Endocrinology of Farm Animals
ANSC 3317W Scientific Writing in Endocrinology of Farm Animals
ANSC 3691 Professional Internship
ANSC 5616 Endocrinology of Farm Animals
UNIV 1810 Animal Science Learning Community

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Research Interests

  • Tissue-specific expression of growth factors during development in livestock and physiological mechanisms involved in efficiency of animal production
    • Understanding the role of endocrine and other metabolic factors in the growth process
  • Effects of maternal feeding on the development of the offspring in sheep
  • Investigation of the multi-generational effect of poor maternal nutrition and its impact on the feed efficiency of the offspring

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

  • Auto racing
  • Fishing
Steven Zinn
2022 CAHNR ‘Spirit of Land Grant Award” Recipient
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Office LocationGeorge White Bldg., Room 102 | Lab: Room 106