Jan Novakofski


Dr. Novakofski has more than 250 publications in the broad areas of physiology and metabolism of adipose tissue and muscle with colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Applied Health Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and the Illinois Natural History Survey as well as from companies and universities in the US and Europe. His current research focuses on genetics and transmission of prion diseases.

Degrees Ph.D., Animal Science, University of Wisconsin
Current Position Jan Novakofski is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Compliance. He has been a Professor of Animal Sciences since 1983 and is a faculty member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in animal growth and development as well as in lipid metabolism. He has served on numerous committees at the campus level including Stewarding Excellence, the Senate Executive Committee, the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC), Chair of the Committee on Campus Operations, Chair of the Committee on Information Technology, Chair of the Provost’s Information Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).