About

John R Otto completed his PhD in Animal Science and Nutrition from The University of Tasmania, Australia (2016).He joined JCU College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences in March 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research.He was a part time lecturer of Animal Production Systems at the University of Tasmania (2017). His educational training and qualifications span across agricultural science, Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Nutrition, Agronomy, Pasture Science and Pasture management.  His current research interests include:  Nutrition-genetic interactions and molecular mechanisms in omega-3 supplemented sheep, beef and dairy cattle, Reproductive hormone changes in response to nutritional supplementation in sheep, beef and dairy cattle, Fatty acid composition in response to nutritional supplementation in sheep, beef and dairy cattle, Gene expression of fat-related genes in muscle and mammary gland tissues of ruminant livestock, Nutritional manipulation of meat and milk qualities in ruminant livestock.

Dr John Otto has 11 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, edited conference proceedings and abstracts. He has co-supervised 2 research students (1 Masters and 1 Honours) from diverse cultural backgrounds. He was a Finalist for the Australian Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarships in 2014. He won the Crawford Fund Conference Scholarship (2016), Australian Postgraduate Awards (2012) and Tasmania Institute of Agriculture Postgraduate Scholarship (2012)

His membership of professional bodies include: Federation Of Animal Science Societies (FASS), American Dairy Science Association, Crawford Fund International, Researchers in International Agriculture Development (RAID) and AMNESTY International.

Interests
Research
  • Nutrition-genetic interactions and molecular mechanisms in omega-3 supplemented sheep, beef and dairy cattle.
  • Reproductive hormone changes in response to nutritional supplementation in sheep, beef and dairy cattle.
  • Fatty acid composition in response to nutritional supplementation in sheep, beef and dairy cattle.
  • Gene expression of fat-related genes in muscle and mammary gland tissues of ruminant livestock
  • Nutritional manipulation of meat and milk qualities in ruminant livestock.
Experience
  • 2018 to 2019 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 - Lecturer, University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay)
  • 2012 to 2016 - PhD, University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay, Burnie)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Undergraduate, Agricultural Science, University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay)
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  • 87.204, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (Townsville campus)
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