Lorraine Marie Sordillo-Gandy

Lorraine Marie  Sordillo-Gandy
  • Meadow Brook Farm Animal Chair
  • Established through a gift from the Matilda R. Wilson Fund
  • Large Animal Clinical Sciences


Lorraine M. Sordillo is the Meadow Brook Farm Animal Chair and a professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a bovine immunology specialist and an expert in health disorders in transition dairy cattle. Her research focuses on the interaction between nutrient metabolism, oxidative stress, antimicrobial resistance, and immunology in pre- and post-birth dairy cattle, with the goal of reducing the risk of mastitis. 

Sordillo received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She earned her PhD in bovine immunology from Louisiana State University in 1987. Before coming to MSU in 2004, she conducted postdoctoral research in the Animal Science Department of the University of Tennessee and the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan.

The American Dairy Science Association has awarded Sordillo both the Agway Inc. Young Scientist Award and the West Agro Award. She has also received the Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award and the Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. To date, she has been lead or co-lead investigator on grants totaling well over $14 million.