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

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 energy metabolism. J. Dairy Sci. Accepted Skibiel AL, Fabris TF, Chapman JM, Kirk D, McLean D, Dahl GE, Laporta J (2017). Effects of feeding an immunomodulatory supplement […]

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 […]