Ph.D. Animal Physiology specializing in fish nutrigenomics and microbiome
My research interest is on fish nutrigenomics. My previous research at West Virginia State University focused on the interactive effects of diet and temperature on rainbow trout bioenergetics and gut microbiome. Here at the University of Idaho, I will be utilizing a combination of nutritional and genetic approaches to develop efficient methods that will make significant impact on cost reduction, feed efficiency, and fish health in the aquaculture industry.
My specific research focuses are:
- The effects of diet and environmental factors on the gut microbiome of rainbow trout.
- Selection and development of rainbow trout lines with improved feed efficiency and resistance to soybean meal-induced enteritis.
- Bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data (metagenomics, meta-transcriptomics, RNA-seq) to understand the complex interactions between fish nutrition, genetics and the environment.
Major professor is Vikash Kumar, Ph.D.
- M.S., Biotechnology, West Virginia State University, USA, 2020
- B.Sc., Aquaculture and fisheries management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2012