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Jack Odle

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Polk Hall 101


Jack Odle has spent his career in agri-medical research, exploring nutritional and metabolic interventions to improve the health of domestic animals and humans. He has worked over 30 years to develop and utilize the young pig as a pediatric nutrition and metabolism model. The piglet research model developed in his laboratories is considered the premier model for pediatric pre-clinical research. His basic science research on piglets can apply broadly to all mammalian neonates. Specific elements of his research have investigated the developmental regulation of lipid metabolism and nutritional variables impacting the intestinal health of the neonate. He serves as Editor-in-chief of the journal Current Developments in Nutrition, published by the American Society for Nutrition.