Marcio Duarte

Position/Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53660
Office: ANNU152

Marcio Duarte was born in Viçosa, a college town located at southeast in Brazil. Marcio comes from Universidade Federal de 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 Universidade Federal de 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.

Academic History

  • BS in Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2008)
  • MS in Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2010)
  • Ph.D in Animal Science, Universidade Fedeal de Viçosa (2013)

Award and Honours

  • Roullier Innovation Award (2020)

Recent Publications

Fontes, M.M.S.; Costa, T.C.; Lopes, M.M.; Souza, R.O.; Carneiro, L.S.; Paulino P.V.R.; Chizotti, M.L.; Silva, F.F.; Duarte, M. S. Intramuscular collagen characteristics and expression of related genes in skeletal muscle of cull cows receiving a high-energy diet. Meat Science, v. 177, p. 108495, 2021.

Costa, T.C.; Du, M.; Nascimento, K.B.; Galvão, M.C.; Meneses, J.A.M.; Schultz, E.B.; Gionbelli, M.P.; Duarte, M.S. Skeletal Muscle Development in Postnatal Beef Cattle Resulting from Maternal Protein Restriction during Mid-Gestation. Animals, v. 11, p. 1-14, 2021.

Lopes, M.M.; Brito, T.; Lage, J.F.; Costa, T.C.; Fontes, M.M.S.; Serão, N.V.L.; Mendes, T.A.O.; Reis, R.; Veroneze, R.; Silva, F.F.; Duarte, M.S. Proteomic Analysis of Liver from Finishing Beef Cattle Supplemented with a Rumen-Protected B-Vitamin Blend and Hydroxy Trace Minerals. Animals, v. 11, p. 1934, 2021.

Costa, T.C.; Mendes, T.A.O.; Fontes, M.M.S; Lopes, M.M.; Du, M.; Serão, N.V.L.; Sanglard, L.M.P.; Bertolini, F.; Rothschild, M.F.; Silva, F.F.; Gionbelli, M.P.; Duarte, M.S. Transcriptome changes in newborn goats' skeletal muscle as a result of maternal feed restriction at different stages of gestation. Livestock Science, v. 248, p. 104503, 2021.

Maciel, F.C.; Machado Neto, O.R.; Duarte, M.S.; Du, M.; Lage, J.F.; Teixeira, P.D.; Martins, C.L.; Domingues, E.; Fogaça, L.A.; Ladeira, M.M. Effect of vitamin A injection at birth on intramuscular fat development and meat quality in beef cattle. Meat Science, v. 1, p. 108676, 2021.

Moreira, G.M.; Aguiar, G.L.; Menezes, J.A.M.; Da Luz, M.H.; Monteiro, M.G.B.B.; Lara, L.; Ladeira, M.M.; Souza, J.C.; Duarte, M.S.; Gionbelli, M.P. The course of pregnancy changes general metabolism and affects ruminal epithelium activity pattern in zebu beef heifers. Livestock Science, p. 104496, 2021.

Lopes, D.R.G. ; Duarte, M.S.; Reau, A.J.L.; Chaves, I Z.; Mendes, T.A.O.; Detmann, E.; Bento, C.B.P.; Mercadante, M. E.Z.; Bonilha, S.F.M.; Suen, G.; Mantovani, H.C. Assessing the relationship between the rumen microbiota and feed efficiency in Nellore steers. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, v.12(79), p. 1-17, 2021.

Ramos, P.V.B.; Silva, L.O.C.; Perez, B.C.; Torres-Junior, R.A.A.; Menezes, G.R.O.; Alvarenga, L.C.; Torres-Filho, R.A.; Duarte, M.S.; Silva, F.F. Stayability and consecutive rebreeding ability associated to carcass and growth traits in Brazilian Nellore cattle: A Bayesian framework. Livestock Science, v. 245, p. 104416, 2021.

Campos, C.F.; Costa, T.C.; Rodrigues, R.T.S.; Guimarães, S.E.F.; Moura, F.H.; Silva, W.; Chizotti, M.L.; Paulino, P.V.R.; Benedeti, P.D.B.; Silva, F.F.; Duarte, M.S.. Proteomic analysis reveals changes in energy metabolism of skeletal muscle in beef cattle supplemented with vitamin A. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, v. 100, p. 3536-3543, 2020.

Moura, F.H.; Costa, T.C.; Trece, A.S.; Melo, L.P.;Paulino, M.F.; Rennó, L.N.; Fonseca, M.A.; Detmann, E.; Gionbelli M.P.; Duarte, M.S. Effects of energy-protein supplementation frequency on performance of primiparous grazing beef cows during pre and postpartum. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, p. 1-9, 2020.

Lopes, R.C; Sampaio, C.B.; Trece, A.S.; Teixeira, P D.; Gionbelli, T.R.S.; Santos, L.R.; Costa, T.C.; Duarte, M.S.; Gionbelli M.P. Impacts of protein supplementation during late gestation of beef cows on maternal skeletal muscle and liver tissues metabolism. Animal, p. 1-9, 2020.

Valini, G.A.C.; Duarte, M.S. ; Calderano, A. A. ; Teixeira, L.M. ; Rodrigues, G. A. ; Fernandes, K.M. ; Veroneze, R.; Serão, N.V.L.; Mantovani, H.C.; Rocha, G.C. Dietary nucleotide supplementation as an alternative to in-feed antibiotics in weaned piglets. Animal, p. 100021, 2020.

Valini, G.A.C.; Duarte, M.S.; Rodrigues, G.A.; Veroneze, R.; Saraiva, A.; Hausman, G.J.; Rocha, G.C. Guanidinoacetic acid supplementation on growth performance and molecular mechanisms of lean mass gain in nursery pigs. Ciência Rural, v. 50, p. 1 / e20190948-8, 2020.