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Chris Ashwell

Professor — Poultry Genomics, Nutrition, Immunology and Physiology

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

Faculty/EHRA

Scott Hall 212

919.513.7335

http://undergradresearch.dasa.ncsu.edu

Area(s) of Expertise

Dr. Ashwell focuses his research program on understanding the biological basis of economically important traits in poultry.

Research interests include

  • epigenetics,
  • the influence of breeder environment on broilers,
  • biological mechanisms of dietary supplements/enzymes,
  • the interaction of the microbiome and host immunity,
  • the genetic basis of muscle myopathies
  • stress physiology
  • comparative genomics and
  • functional genomics.

Publications

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Education

B.S., Biochemistry and Nutrition, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (1992)
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC (1997)
Postdoctoral, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD