Dr. Ríus Ph.D., M.S., D.V.M.
Dr. Ríus received his undergraduate education in veterinary medicine from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. After graduation, Dr. Ríus obtained a fellowship to work at the School of Veterinary Medicine in La Plata. From there, he then moved to the USDA- Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI as visiting scholar and worked on phosphorous metabolism in lactating dairy cows with Dr. Larry Satter. He then joined the Department of Animal Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue his MS degree in the laboratory of Dr. Geoff Dahl. While at U of I, Dr. Ríus worked in the field of environmental physiology elucidating the effect of photoperiod in dairy cattle. After graduation, he moved to Blacksburg, VA to pursue doctoral research in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech. He joined the lab of Dr. Mark Hanigan to investigate the effect of amino acids and energy on lactating dairy cattle. After defending his dissertation, Dr. Ríus obtained a Scientist position at DairyNZ in Hamilton, New Zealand. He worked for 4 years investigating the effect of milking frequency and feeding management tools on pasture-based lactating dairy cows. While at DairyNZ, he also worked closely with dairy producers on topics such as nutrition, feeding, and grazing management. Dr. Ríus joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN and he was recently promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor.
Zhantao Yu (Ph.D. student)
Alison Pfau (M.S. student)
Juan Manuel Cantet Ph.D., D.V.M.