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Felix Muchiri Njeri

Position/Title: Graduate student
Office: Monogastric lab

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Greetings! I'm thrilled to connect with you. I'm a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Guelph, specializing in animal nutrition, with a particular focus on protein optimization for young chickens and piglets. Hailing from rural Kenya, my upbringing cultivated a profound appreciation for livestock care and sustainable farming practices. After obtaining my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Nairobi, I dedicated myself to enhancing animal welfare through research and practical solutions. My current endeavors involve exploring innovative approaches to optimize protein utilization in young poultry and pig diets, aiming to improve growth and overall health while minimizing environmental impact. I'm passionate about sharing my findings to contribute to global food security and foster responsible agriculture. Let's collaborate to nurture healthier, more sustainable farming practices together. 

I'm excited to share a bit about my journey in animal nutrition research. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work under the guidance of two esteemed mentors, Prof. Elijah Kiarie and Prof. Charles Gachuiri, as well as collaborate with industry experts. Their collective expertise and mentorship have been instrumental throughout both my master's and Ph.D. studies, shaping not only my research but also my approach to problem-solving and innovation. Under their guidance, I've been able to delve deeper into the intricacies of protein optimization for young chickens and piglets, a topic that lies at the heart of sustainable animal agriculture. Their support and mentorship have not only enriched my academic experience but have also empowered me to make meaningful contributions to the field.