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Vivek Fellner

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

Polk Hall 325


The focus of my research is ruminant nutrition. Students will use the rumen as a model to study the interactions between microbial biochemistry, gut biomolecules, and fermentation energetics. Our main objective is to improve nutrient use efficiency and enhance animal performance. We have identified microbial transactions in the gut that enhance nutrient capture, reduce nutrient waste and mitigate methane production, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). As a research team member, you will learn about the link between gut biomolecules, gut health, and rumen function. In addition, our lab has served to identify biomarkers in milk and test the efficacy of commercial feed additives in the animal industry. Our research has provided recommendations to our local producers and national and international partners on better feed management and sustainable animal production practices.


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