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Animal Science Department


The Department of Animal Science faculty and laboratories are housed in three buildings on the University of Tennessee Agricultural campus including our main building (Brehm, currently under renovation with completion anticipated for summer 2011), McCord Hall, and the Johnson Animal Research and Teaching Unit (JARTU) located just across the Tennessee river on the East TN AgResearch and Teaching Center. Additionally, 3 faculty members are housed at Extension offices in Nashville and Jackson TN. Our diverse research programs, which include basic discovery and applied research, operate under UT AgResearch.

Through UT AgResearch resources we have access to animals and animal facilities at seven Research and Education Centers located across the state, providing living laboratories for food animal research, including for poultry, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, and sheep. Primary research foci for our faculty include physiology of reproduction, including aspects relevant to human reproduction, animal health and well-being, including disease research, physiology of nutrition, including human obesity and related issues, pre-harvest food safety, including zoonotic foodborne pathogens and bacterial antibiotic resistance, and development of large animal models for human diseases and disorders. The Department supports 28 faculty members, 16 of whom carry research appointments and responsibilities, with the remainder being fully engaged in teaching and/or Extension.

Research Faculty


F. Neal Schrick, Professor and Head
Animal Sciences Department
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The University of Tennessee
103 McCord Hall
2640 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-3130



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