Rommel C. Sulabo

Dr. Rommel Sulabo is from Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines. He obtained a BS in Agriculture at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1997, majoring in Animal Science and specializing in Poultry Nutrition. His undergraduate research focused on microbial phytase supplementation in layer diets. He then worked in the animal feed industry for 5 years as an R & D nutritionist and extension specialist, and became an advocate for Filipino swine farmers. In 2003, he received his MS degree in Swine Nutrition at South Dakota State University through a Fulbright scholarship under the supervision of Drs. Bob Thaler and Hans Stein. His research focused on the effects of body weight and physiological status on phosphorus digestibility and phytase efficacy in pigs. In 2009, Dr. Sulabo obtained his PhD degree in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University with Dr. Mike Tokach as his major adviser. His dissertation was on the effects of creep feeding on individual consumption characteristics and growth performance of neonatal and weaned pigs. He also performed research on liquid feeding, boar feeding strategies, development of allometric models in pigs, specialty feed ingredients, and various feed additives for nursery pigs and sows. After earning his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoc in the Stein lab before returning to the Philippines. Dr. Sulabo now works as a professor, and the head of the Animal Nutrition Division, at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños.