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Professor Chris Reynolds


Areas of interest

Research has focused primarily on the nutritional physiology of ruminants and energy metabolism. Recent research themes include the metabolic and endocrine regulation of appetite, the enhancement of milk and meat fatty acid composition to improve consumer health, and reducing the environmental impact of milk and meat production.

Current research projects are focusing on reducing nitrogen and methane excretion from ruminants and the effects of dairy foods on appetite and body weight in humans. Chris is currently the Dairy and Meat Foods and Health sub-theme leader for the Food Chain and Health Research Theme at Reading. With his collaborators and students previous research has focused on the effects of diet composition on nutrient absorption and metabolism in lactating dairy cows, the role of fats in ruminant rations and their effects on milk and meat composition, and the nutrition and metabolism of transition dairy cows. 


Digestion and nutrition, dairy production, environmental impact of animal agriculture.

Research centres and groups

Adjunct Faculty Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

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Previous Appointments:

Chris previously held appointments as an Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, as a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading, and as a Research Animal Scientist in the Ruminant Nutrition Laboratory of the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, MD, USA.