Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Dairy Science at Virginia Tech should correspond directly with a faculty member listed on this page or write to:
Dr. Ben Corl
Graduate Studies Chair
Department of Dairy Science (0315)
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
phone (540) 231-2422
Rumen biology to better characterize morphological, metabolic, and microbial growth and development. Mammary biology to characterize and manipulate actions of the extracellular matrix proteoglycan decorin to study the effects on mammary growth and differentiation.
Milk quality and the prevention of mastitis. Research involving the etiology of Enterococcus spp.; understanding survival and transmission of organism; examining infectivity of organism; mechanisms involved in control of disease including antimicrobial treatment.
Nutrition & Feeding
Other faculty and staff members contribute significantly to graduate programs as experienced consultants
Director, Virginia Tech Dairy Complex. Coordinator and manager of research, teaching, and extension activities at the Dairy Cattle Center.
Lecturer in Dairy Science, Extension Dairy Scientist, 4-H Youth Coordinator of state dairy youth program. Youngstock management practices for dairy producers and professional dairy heifer growers.