Professor Kent Reed

VETMD Vet Biomedical Science
College of Veterinary Medicine
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Turkey Functional Genomics

This research focuses on the application of genomic resources for collaborative functional investigations in muscle physiology, immunology, and toxicology. The lab uses a comprehensive approach to investigate turkey muscle development and function as it relates to meat quality in the context of climate change. They also apply RNA-seq to better understand the metabolic and immunological responses of turkey to probiotic and aflatoxin exposure. These studies are aimed at mitigating the effects of mycotoxin contaminants in feed. Finally, the researchers continue to be involved in efforts to improve the genomic resources for poultry and understanding of the turkey major histocompatibility complex.

Research by this group was featured on the MSI website in November 2019: Substituting Probiotics for Antibiotics in Poultry.

Project Investigators

Dr. Juan Abrahante - Llorens
Professor Kent Reed
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