My long term research goals are to improve the health of dairy cattle and to improve the sustainability of the dairy enterprise. — Uterine microbiology and immunology in health and disease
— Epidemiological investigation of the risk factors for uterine diseases
— Development and evaluation of therapies for prevention and treatment of uterine diseases
— The use of herd simulation models and budget impact analysis to understand how uterine disease and impaired fertility affect the profitability of dairy herds.
Currently, I am investigating the origin of the uterine microbiome and the intersection between the uterine microbiome, metabolome, and the immune system in dairy cows with the goal of understanding the etiology of uterine diseases.