Juan Loor receives the West Agro Inc. Award

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Juan Loor as the 2020 recipient of the West Agro Inc. Award. Loor will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The West Agro Inc. Award was created to recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in the production of milk. The winner must have made meritorious scientific or technical contributions in research of one or more of the areas of mastitis, including epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, therapy, immunity, anatomy, and physiology of the mammary gland; milking management and systems related to hygiene, udder health, and milk quality; milk yield, composition, flavor, and microbiological quality as related to feeding or management; detection or analysis of foreign substances in milk or of abnormal milk; prevention or elimination of milk adulteration, particularly by those contaminants that have significance to public health; or product technology. The winner must have made the contribution within the 5 years immediately preceding nomination and have been a member of ADSA for at least 5 successive years.

Juan Loor is professor of animal sciences and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana. He earned a BS degree from the University of California, Davis, and MS and PhD degrees from Virginia Tech. Loor leads an innovative research program emphasizing the role of feeding on ruminant mammary gland metabolism and immune function. His laboratory is at the forefront in applying molecular biology and bioinformatics to understand regulation of mammary immune response and milk fat and protein synthesis. Since 2014, his work in those areas has resulted in more than 80 scientific papers garnering more than 1,000 citations.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and West Agro Inc. present Juan Loor with the 2020 West Agro Inc. Award.


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