2019 Hellman Fellow
Assistant Professor, Animal Science
Project Title: Enhancing Sustainable Food-Producing Animal Productivity and Health by Feed-Based Technologies
Project Description: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in livestock and poultry is a rising concern in public health. A main goal of this research is to explore dietary alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters that could enhance disease resistance, gut health, and performance of food-producing animals. In this project, we aim to test the protective properties of several organic acids that are produced during fiber fermentation. Results of the proposed research will help the livestock and poultry industry to develop integrative strategies that may improve animal health and thereby produce more safe and nutritious food.