Phone: (517) 353-8714
Assistant Professor, Dairy Cattle Nutrition
BS, (Hons.), University of Nottingham, UK
PhD, University of Nottingham, UK
60% Research, 40% Extension
Dr Adam L. Lock recently joined the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor. Before this he held a similar position at the University of Vermont. Born and brought up on his family’s dairy farm in the South-West of England he received degrees from the University of Nottingham, where he was also a Research Associate, prior to moving to Cornell University as a Research Associate. Research in our lab focuses on the regulation and manipulation of ruminant lipid metabolism, allowing improvements in the efficiency of animal production and providing opportunities to design foods that are consistent with consumer perceptions and dietary recommendations. Of particular interest is the effect of diet on the production of bioactive fatty acids in the rumen, their subsequent impact on metabolism and milk fat synthesis in the mammary gland and applying this knowledge to improve our ability to troubleshoot on farm issues related to milk fat depression. The impact of milk on human health, in particular the role of milk fat, is also of special interest.