Utah State University
Dr. Kara Thornton, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department at Utah State University. In 2009, She earned her BS in Honors Animal Science and a minor in Spanish from Washington State University. She then moved eight miles across the border and completed her doctoral studies in skeletal muscle physiology at the University of Idaho in 2013. Next, Dr. Thornton worked as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Minnesota, where she received additional training in skeletal muscle growth. In 2015, she joined USU faculty and runs a research program focusing on the effects of nutrition and growth in livestock animals.