DVM PhD FHEA MRCVS
George Oikonomou is a Senior Lecturer in Livestock Health and Welfare and an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. He graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and during his PhD studies he investigated the genetics of energy balance and reproduction in Holstein cows. As a post-doc research associate at Cornell University he got involved in research projects regarding dairy cattle lameness, mastitis, and reproductive diseases and was also introduced to the fascinating world of microbiomics. He was a co-investigator in a USDA funded grant that aimed to study the dynamics of the mammary microbiota during and after intramammary infection. He is currently studying dairy cattle lameness using 'omics' approaches.