Dr. Amy Skibiel

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Auburn University

M.S. Biological Sciences, Auburn University

B.S. Biology, Juniata College

Email: askibiel(at)uidaho(dot)edu

Phone: 208-885-1161

University of Idaho

Department of Animal and Veterinary Science

Agriculture Biotechnology Building

Moscow, ID 83844-2330

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About Amy

I am originally from Pennsylvania, but my research and educational pursuits have given me the opportunity to travel to and live in some amazing places. I completed my MS and PhD in the labs of Dr. F. Stephen Dobson and Dr. Wendy Hood, respectively, at Auburn University studying the evolution of lactation strategies and maternal investment in Columbian ground squirrels. I subsequently moved to Massachusetts to pursue postdoctoral research in Dr. Katie Hinde’s Comparative Lactation Lab at Harvard University (now at Arizona State University) investigating the relationship between milk-borne bioactive factors and infant outcomes in rhesus macaques. I then obtained a second postdoctoral position working with Dr. Jimena Laporta and Dr. Geoff Dahl at the University of Florida, to understand the mechanistic basis of environmental heat stress effects on lactation performance and intrauterine programming of offspring physiology in dairy cattle. I started in October 2018 as an assistant professor at the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!) where my research will focus on aspects of mammary gland physiology, maternal effects, and developmental programming. To learn more about research projects in the lab please refer to the Research tab. 

Ashly Anderson

Ashly joined the lab in summer 2019 as an MS student. Her thesis project is on cattle production and health impacts of poor air quality due to wildfires.

Victoria Favorit

Tori joined the lab in summer 2019 as an MS student. She is studying mitochondrial adaptations to lactation. 

Amy L. Skibiel

University of Idaho

Department of Animal and Veterinary Science

Moscow, ID 83844

Email: askibiel(at)uidaho(dot)edu

Phone: 208-885-1161

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