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DCWC Webinar: Transgenerational effects of late-gestation heat stress
Dr. Jimena Laporta, Assistant Professor in Lactation Physiology, University of Wisconsin

Dec 9, 2020 04:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Jimena Laporta
Assistant Professor in Lactation Physiology @University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Laporta is originally from Uruguay, where she received a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Animal Science. She has a Ph.D. in Dairy Science from UW-Madison (2014) and was a faculty member at the University of Florida for five years before joining the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW-Madison as an Assistant Professor in lactation physiology. Her program integrates mammary gland physiology with advances in management and nutrition to overcome challenges dairy cattle face across their lifetime, including increased susceptibility to the environment, metabolic disorders, and immune suppression. Her research investigates how autocrine, systemic, and environmental factors affect the regulation of mammary gland development and function, as well as milk synthesis and composition. She also explores the underlying molecular mechanisms by which prenatal and postnatal stressors contribute to offspring performance programming. By targeting these early life developmental