Neil Jaworski

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Neil Jaworski grew up in La Grange, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He developed an interest in animals and agriculture through visits to the Brookfield Zoo and his grandparents' grain farm in Chenoa, Illinois.

As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he majored in Animal Sciences and concentrated on new ways to improve animal agriculture in order to meet the world's growing demand for food. He worked as a lab assistant in Dr. Stein's lab, and this experience introduced him to the basics of swine nutrition. He also did two summer internships with JBS United, where he became familiar with the animal feed industry.

Upon graduation, he decided to continue his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Master's degree in December 2012 and began work on his Ph. D. in January 2013. In 2016, he earned his Ph. D. with a dissertation titled, "Utilization of energy in high-fiber diets fed to pigs." His research involved experiments investigating energy metabolism, direct-fed microbials, digestion/fermentation adaptation time, and degradation of fiber fractions along the gastrointestinal tract of the pig.

Dr. Jaworski currently works as a researcher at Trouw Nutrition in the Netherlands.

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