University of Illinois


Dr. Anna Dilger

Focus Area: Meat Science and Muscle Biology

Dr. Dustin Boler

Focus Area: Meat Science and Muscle Biology

Dr. Floyd McKeith

Focus Area: Meat Science and Muscle Biology

Program Description

We perform research in the regulation of muscle growth in livestock and experimental animals, explore pharmaceutical and nutritional interventions to alter production efficiency and carcass composition, and investigate the quality, shelf-life and processing characteristics of beef, pork and poultry.

Contact Person

Anna Dilger, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Muscle Biology and Meat Science
Department of Animal Sciences
210 Meat Science Lab
1503 S. Maryland Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 217-333-3986
Cell: 217-979-1044
Fax: 217-244-5142 
E-mail:  adilger2@illinois.edu 

Other Resources

Meat Science Webpage:  http://ansci.illinois.edu/groups/meat-science  
Anima Science Webpage:  http://ansci.illinois.edu/  
Departmental Graduate Program Page:  http://ansci.illinois.edu/grads  

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