Lillie's research is focused on identifying proteins involved in innate disease resistance in pigs, cattle and horses. He's also assessing the role that defects in the genes involved in immune function play in the wide variation in resistance to infectious diseases observed in livestock.
- Genetics of disease
- Innate disease resistance in production animals
- Collagenous lectins, peptidoglycan recognition proteins, and other pattern recognition molecules
OP funded project: Relationship between feed, genetics, health, and growth performance up to market weight in pigs