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Jennifer Ellis

Position/Title: Assistant Professor, Animal Systems Modelling
Phone: 519-824-4120 x 56522
Office: ANNU 234B

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With pleasure, I join the Animal Biosciences Department at The University of Guelph. Having spent my entire career involved in research around the development and application of nutrition and physiological models within both academia and industry, I look forward to developing the next generation of animal systems modellers at UofG.

My particular expertise lies in dairy cattle nutrition modelling and poultry modelling, but have also conducted modelling research on beef, veal calves, swine and canine species. My research is conducted using in vivo, in vitro and in silico approaches. For the last 3 years I have worked in industry, bringing a unique real-world perspective back to academia.

My research interests lie in how models can be utilized as a valuable tool to (1) increase our understanding of how biological systems work, (2) to identify key patterns in data, and (3) act as a bridge to synthesize complex cross-disciplinary data (nutrition, health, genetics and management).


I am currently recruiting for high quality MSc/PhD students – please contact me with your CV and transcript if interested.

MSc Project available: Modelling growth & performance across genetic lines of broilers: From the very-slow grower to the modern commercial broiler