Assistant Professor - Animal Biosciences
Marcio Duarte was born in Viçosa, a college town located at southeast in Brazil. Marcio comes from Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil where he was a three-time grad in Animal Science. His Masters and Ph.D was focused on Meat Science and Muscle Biology in ruminant animals. During his Ph.D he was a visiting scholar at the Nutrigenomics and Growth Biology Laboratory at Washington State University (2011-2012). After his Ph.D, he joined the Department of Animal Sciences at Federal University of Viçosa as a posdoctoral fellow. Upon completion of his postdoctoral fellowship, Marcio joined the same Department as Assistant Professor, where he stayed for seven years. He joined the Department of Animal Biosciences at University of Guelph in 2021 as Assistant Professor in Meat Science and Muscle Biology. His area of research focuses on skeletal muscle growth and metabolism both pre and post-natally and its overall impact on the quality of meat.