Experimental Animal Nutrition

Early Life Nutrition (ePD 9)

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Location: 208


Ricardo Ekmay



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Timothy J. Wester, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Massey University
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Timothy Wester PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Monogastric Research Centre in the School of Agriculture and Environment at Massy University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received his BS degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls in 1986. Tim then went on to be awarded an MS (1989) and PhD (1994) in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. From there, Tim was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr Doug Burrin at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. At Baylor he used the newborn pig model to examine the influence of growth hormone and diet on circulating hormones and protein synthesis in the neonate. In 1996, Tim took up a postdoctoral position in Aberdeen, Scotland working at the University of Aberdeen and the Rowett Research Institute with Dr Gerald Lobley. While there he used stable isotopes to study amino acid kinetics and protein metabolism in sheep. Tim was hired as a lecturer in 2000 at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
While at Massey, Tim has explored nutrient utilisation by animals at various levels, from effects of feed and processing, to metabolism of nutrients within the body. Species he’s worked with include chickens, crocodiles, dairy cows, and domestic cats. His work in cats uses stable isotopes to examine to the interaction between energy and protein metabolism.


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Megan Corbett, MS, PhD

Veterinary Student
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois


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Patricia C. de Velasco

Postdoctoral researcher
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ
Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Kaylee Helfrich, B.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kannapolis, North Carolina


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Cornelia C. Metges

Department head
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Dummerstorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany


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Laura C. Knight

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hardin, Illinois


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