Diego Rodríguez

I am from Colombia. I grew up in a city called Medellín, and my family had a swine farm just 45 minutes away from the city. After a couple of years we moved to another city close to the coast. There, agriculture like cotton, rice, and fruit trees were the principal activity, but you could see animal production such as beef and dairy farms as well. After many years of living close to animal production and farms, I knew what I wanted to study. I started this process in the National University of Colombia, where I got my bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2011. Before graduating, I had the big opportunity to join the Stein lab in 2010, so I did an internship in his lab for one year. After I got my degree in Colombia, I did another six month internship with Dr. Stein. When I returned to my country, I began to work in a farm that produces aromatics for exporting.

In June of 2015, I got the opportunity to join the lab again, for which I am really grateful to Dr. Stein. I supported all kinds of research about swine nutrition.

In June of 2017, I started work on my Master's degree. I am so happy to be part of this lab again, and so excited to see all the opportunities that I'm going to have working with Dr. Stein.

Master's thesis: 
Use of feed technology to improve nutritional value of feed ingredients fed to pigs (in progress)