The University of Arizona
Dr. Robert Collier

Dr. Robert Collier


Agricultural Research Center
4101 North Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 621-7622
Fax: (520) 626-1283


Classes Taught

Dr. Collier is a former Animal Sciences Department head who has had a distinguished career in the field of dairy sciences. Prior to joining the University of Arizona in 1999, he worked as a professor of dairy science at the University of Florida and was also the Dairy Research Director for the Monsanto Company. Currently Dr. Collier teaches undergraduate courses and conducts research in the fields of environmental physiology with a focus on the dairy industry.

Research Interests

Environmental Physiology

The focus of this laboratory is in studying environmental effects on gene expression in domestic animals. Research program utilizes both practical management models as well as controlled environmental facilities to modify environments around animals. Environmental effects on gene expression are then evaluated using gene expression microarrays, real time PCR and northern blots. Domestic animals of interest include dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep and goats.

Selected Publications

Collier Lab

Collier Lab
Agricultural Research Center
Phone 520-626-3572
Fax: 520-621-9435

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