Robert J. Collier
Robert J. Collier
Ag Science, Room 213
Animal and Veterinary Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1976
M.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1973
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1969
- Lactation biology
- Environmental biology
- Nutritional physiology
- Xiao, Y., S. Rungruang, L.W. Hall, J.L. Collier, F.R. Dunshea, R.J. Collier. 2017. Effects of niacin and betaine on bovine mammary and uterine cells exposed to thermal shock in vitro. J. Dairy Sci. 100: 4025–4037.
- Godfrey, R.W., W.D. Preston, S.R. Joseph, L. LaPlace, P.E. Hillman, K.G. Gebremedhin and R.J. Collier. 2017. Evaluating the impact of breed, pregnancy and hair coat on body temperature and sweating rate of hair sheep ewes in the tropics. J. Anim. Sci 95:2936-2942.
- Hamzaoui, S. C. A. Burger, J.L. Collier, R.J. Collier. 2018. Technical note: Method for isolation of the bovine sweat gland and conditions for in vitro culture. J. Dairy Sci. 101: 4638-4642.
- Hall. L.W., F. Vilar. J.D. Chapman, D.J. McLean, N.M. Long, Y. Xiao, J. L. Collier and R.J. Collier. 2018. An evaluation of an immunomodulatory feed ingredient in heat-stressed lactating Holstein cows: Effects on hormonal, physiological and production responses. J. Dairy Sci. 101:7095-7105.
- Collier, R.J., B.J. Renquist, Y. Xiao. 2017. A 100-Year Review: Stress physiology including heat stress. J. Dairy Science 100: 10367-10380.
- Baumgard, L.H., R.J. Collier and D.E. Bauman. 2017. A 100-Year Review: Regulation of nutrient partitioning to support lactation. J. Dairy Sci.100: 10353-10366.
- Collier, R.J., and D.E. Bauman. 2017. Triennial lactation symposium/bolfa: Historical perspectives of lactation biology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. J. Anim. Sci. 95: 5639-5652.
- Collier, R.J., L.H. Baumgard, R.B. Zimbelman and Y. Xiao. 2018. Heat stress: physiology of acclimation and adaptation. Animal Frontiers, 9. 12-19.
- Collier, R.J., and D.E. Bauman. 2019. Chapter 41. Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases. Bovine Somatotropin. In: Large Animal Internal Medicine, 6th Edition. B. P. Smith, Ed. Elsevier pp.1414-1420.
Robert Collier received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1969 and 1973 and his doctorate in dairy science from the University of Illinois in 1976.
After post-doctoral studies at Michigan State University, Collier joined the Dairy Science Department at the University of Florida as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 1981. In July 1985, Collier joined the Monsanto Company first as a science fellow then dairy research director and senior fellow. In September 1999, Collier joined the faculty of the Animal Sciences Department, University of Arizona as professor of environmental physiology. He retired from the University of Arizona May, 31, 2017 and on Sept. 22, 2019 he joins the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science of the University of Idaho as department head.
Collier co-founded Amelgo Company located in Covington Kentucky in 2007. Amelgo Company is dedicated to bringing new technology to the dairy industry. Collier is author or coauthor of 400 peer reviewed journal articles, chapters, reviews and abstracts; 65 popular articles and 11 U.S. patents.
His areas of expertise include environmental and lactation physiology, endocrinology and molecular biology.
- Fellow, American Society of Animal Science, 2019
- Distinguished Alumnus, Eastern Illinois University, 2015
- Educator/Scientist of the Year, Western Dairy Magazine, 2013
- Fellow, American Dairy Science Association, 2013
- Erasmus Fellow, University of Copenhagen, 2011
- Land O’Lakes Award, American Dairy Science Association, 2008
- Alumni Award of Merit, University of Illinois, 2006
- Upjohn Physiology Award, American Dairy Science Association, 1991
- Young Faculty Award, Gamma Sigma Delta, University of Florida Chapter, 1985
- Young Faculty Award, Sigma Xi, University of Florida Chapter, 1985
- Panel Manager USDA/NRI Nominated for Director of Agriculture for Arizona, Global Food Security: Breeding and Genomics, nominated by Arizona Dairy Industry, 2015
- Panel Member USDA/NRI, Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, 2013
- Panel Member, USDA/AFRI, Effect of Climate Change on Animal Health, 2012
- Chair, College of Agriculture Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2011
- Panel Manager, AFRI Grant Panel, Impact of Climate Change on Animal Health and Production, 2010
- Vice-Chair, College of Agriculture Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2010
- Chair, ADSA Discover Conference, Effect of Environment on Nutrient and Management Requirements of Dairy Cattle, 2009
- Member, USDA NRI Review Panel on Animal Health and Welfare, 2008
- Board Member and Co-Founder, Southern Great Plains Dairy Teaching Consortium, 2007-2015
- William W. Thatcher Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology Group, University of Florida, 2007
- Member, USDA NRI Review Panel on Animal Health and Welfare, 2007
- Keynote Speaker, American Dairy Science Centennial Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
- Member, American Jersey Cattle Association Research Foundation Board, 2004-2015
- Chair, College of Science Advisory Committee, Eastern Illinois University, 1999-2001
- Member, National Research Council Committee on Evaluation of USDA NRI Competitive Grants Program, 1999
- Donald Henry Barron Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology Group, University of Florida, 1996
- Member, Animal Sciences Advisory Board, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1994-1997
- Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professor, Indiana University, 1992
- Member, Nutritional Sciences External Advisory Committee, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1991-1994 (1994-1997)
- Member, USDA Review Panel on Cellular Growth and Developmental Biology of Animals, 1991
- Member, Advisory Board on Biotechnology in the Dairy Industry Australian Dairy Research Council, 1991
- Board Member, Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST), 1990-present
- Member, Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, 1990-1994
- Expert on Biotechnology, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1990, 1991
- Honorary Research Fellow, Hannah Research Institute, University of Glasgow, AYR, Scotland, 1990- 2007