Ben Bohrer grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio on his family’s livestock and crop farm. He attended the Ohio State University majoring in Animal Sciences and Agricultural Economics. Following the completion of his undergraduate degree in 2011 he began a M.S. at the Ohio State University majoring in Animal Sciences with a specialization in Meat Science. Following the completion of his M.S. degree in 2013 he began a Ph.D. degree at the University of Illinois in Animal Sciences focusing on Meat Science and Muscle Biology. Ben recently completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Illinois and is very excited to join the faculty at the University of Guelph.
During his time as a graduate student, Ben worked on numerous projects centering on beef, pork, and poultry production, quality, yield, shelf life, and processing characteristics. In addition, Ben has worked on projects focusing on the regulation of muscle growth in livestock and experimental animals. Ben hopes to continue to broaden his scope of research and work in collaboration with the great researchers at the University of Guelph to serve as an asset to the food and meat industries in Ontario and around the world.