Pedro E. Urriola

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335J Anim. Sci./Vet. Med.
1988 Fitch Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-1793

As a Ph. D. student in Dr. Stein's lab at the University of Illinois, Pedro Urriola gained experience in research on swine nutrition. His dissertation topic was evaluation of digestibility of dietary fiber in alternative feed ingredients for swine and evaluation of the effects of dietary fiber on gut physiology. His graduate course work at Illinois focused on nutritional biochemistry, regulation of metabolism, microbial biochemistry, concepts in animal nutrition, nutrition of dietary fiber and essential fatty acids, regulation of food intake, and lactation biology.

His professional goal, long term, is improvement of human well-being through research in Agriculture by understanding the regulation of nutrient metabolism of farm animals. The knowledge of nutrient metabolism of farm animals may improve animal productivity and sustainability of agriculture, and it may also improve human nutrition and human health.

Dr. Urriola is now a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

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