Ph.D. Animal Physiology specializing in fish physiology (microbiome/metagenomics)
My research interests are host-microbe interactions in fish, and fish nutrigenomics. My master’s research 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 investigating the interactive effects of environment, genetics, and diet on wild and farmed Rainbow Trout microbiome, and how these interactions affect fish physiological traits related to environmental adaptation, disease resistance and nutrition.
My specific research focuses are:
- The effects of diet and environmental factors on the microbiome (skin, gut and gills) of rainbow trout.
- 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 Jacob Bledsoe, Ph.D.
- M.S., Biotechnology, West Virginia State University, USA, 2020
- B.Sc., Aquaculture and fisheries management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2012