Welcome to the lactation Physiology lab website!See the latest news & events from our lab!

Welcome to the lactation Physiology lab website!

Jimena Laporta Assistant Professor in Mammary Gland Physiology @ University of Florida

See the latest news & events from our lab!

Jimena Laporta Assistant Professor in Mammary Gland Physiology @ University of Florida

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My background

     I am originally from Uruguay, where I received a B.S. degree in Biology and Genetics in 2008, and my M.S. degree in Animal Science in 2011, both from Universidad de la República. During my M.S. in Uruguay, I obtained a strong training in metabolism, endocrinology and molecular biology, investigating the hepatic regulation of […]

Research

        In my current position as a mammary gland physiologist at the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, my research focuses on multifaceted aspects of dairy cattle biology, including: Environmental and nutritional factors affecting cellular and molecular processes of the mammary gland during involution and lactation Project: Impact of heat stress on cellular […]

Publications

Dahl, G.E; Tao S, Laporta J 2017. Late gestation heat stress of dairy cattle programs dam and daughter milk production. Journal of Animal Science 2017 95:5701-5710. doi:10.2527/jas2017.2006 Collazos C, Lopera C, Santos J.E. P, Laporta J (2017). Effects of the level and duration of maternal diets with negative DCAD prepartum on calf growth, immunity, mineral and […]

People

Amy Skibiel, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Associate Amy received her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Sciences from Auburn University where she studied maternal investment in lactation in a hibernating rodent. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and served as a lecturer in anatomy and physiology courses at Auburn. Amy is currently a Postdoctoral Associate […]