University of Illinois
Dr. Rob Knox is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois where he serves as a state extension specialist in the area of swine reproduction. Dr. Knox received his B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Delaware and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Sciences in the area of reproductive physiology from the University of Nebraska. He was a Research Associate at the University of Missouri and Colorado State University and later an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University. Rob has been at the University of Illinois since 1999 where he has won several awards for his extension program. Rob has been an invited speaker at numerous international and national conferences and has authored scientific articles, proceedings, and extension publications. He has developed education and training programs for swine industry personnel in the area of male and female swine reproductive management. Dr. Knox performs research in the areas of AI, gilt and sow fertility, seasonality, reproductive diagnostics, hormone control of reproduction, and fertility of cryopreserved swine sperm. He has organized conferences, served as guest editor for scientific journals and industry publications, and has worked with the National Pork Board, International Boar Semen Preservation Committee and Illinois Pork Producers Association.