January 2017 Lab News

Personnel changes

Two new visiting scholars, Natalia Fanelli and Diego Lopez, to our lab this month. Natalia is a student at Unesp Jaboticabal (FCAV) in Brazil. She will be working on a short project for two months. Diego is from Bogotá, and is a student at the National University of Colombia.

Carly Rundle started a five year PhD program with the Division of Nutritional Science. She will be focusing on the effect of alkaloids as feed additives on growth performance and gut health in pigs.

Welcome to Natalia, Diego, and Carly!


Dr. Stein, Natalia, Cristhiam, and John attended the Illinois Pork Expo on January 30-February 1 in Springfield.

Charmaine and Diego Navarro traveled to Atlanta to attend the International Production and Processing Expo/International Poultry Expo (Jan 30-Feb 2).


Pedersen, T. F., Y. Liu, and H. H. Stein. 2016. Effects of diet energy concentration and an exogenous carbohydrase on growth performance of weanling pigs fed diets containing canola meal produced from high protein or conventional canola seeds. J. Anim. Sci 94:5206-5218.

González-Vega, J. C., C. L. Walk, M. R. Murphy, and H. H. Stein. 2016. Requirement for digestible calcium by 25 to 50 kg pigs at different dietary concentrations of phosphorus as indicated by growth performance, bone ash concentration, and calcium and phosphorus balances. J. Anim. Sci. 94:5272-5285.