University of Florida

Dr. Lokenga Badinga

Associate Professor-Emeritus

Research Summary

Dr. Badinga has 40% teaching and 60% research appointments in IFAS.  His teaching responsibilities  include the development and teaching of a graduate course which integrates current concepts in the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of nutritional processes relevant to livestock and poultry. Dr. Badinga’s research responsibilities include the development of a nationally and internationally recognized research program in current area of nutritional physiology and utilizing research to strengthen the overall mission of the department of Animal Sciences, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the University of Florida.  Specifically, Dr. Badinga’s laboratory works towards investigating and understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which supplemental fatty acids affect production, reproduction and immune responses in cattle and swine.

Education:

1983-1986, Ph.D. (Animal Science), Growth Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1981-1983, M.S. (Dairy Science), Reproductive Physiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1971-1977, B.S. (Animal Science), Genetics, IFA-Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

2004-Present  Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1992-1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1989-1992 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Dairy Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1987-1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, IFA-Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Professional Memberships

American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Dairy Science Association
University of Florida Center for Nutritional Sciences
University of Florida Animal Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Florida Scientific Research Society sigma-Xi
Florida Agriculture Honor Society Gamma Sigma Delta

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Gainesville, FL 32611
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