Position/Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58254
Office: ANNU 229
B.Sc.(H) in Animal Biology (2010-1014)
M.Sc. in Ruminant Nutrition with Drs. Vern Osborne and John Cant (2014-2016)
Ph.D. in Companion Animal Nutrition with Dr. Anna-Kate Shoveller (2016-2020)
My research to date has focused on the nutrition and metabolism of ruminant and monogastric animals, with a recent emphasis on companion animals. Following the completion of my undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph, I worked collaboratively with the Food Science and Animal Science departments during my MSc where I developed a gel encapsulation technology to safeguard bioactive ingredients from rumen degradation, with the ultimate goal of mammary gland deposition. During my PhD, my research focused on investigating the effects of incremental conditioning and nutritional interventions on the metabolism, physical fitness, gut health, and behaviour of sled dogs. I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow, working with Dr. Anna-Kate Shoveller in the department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. My PDF research largely focuses on indices of protein quality and how they can be applied practically in the pet food industry.