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Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Dr. Diwakar Vyas

Assistant Professor

Programs

  • Research

    Research Summary

    The overall goal of Dr. Vyas’s research program is to optimize nutritional management for improving animal health, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, and profitability of ruminant production systems with emphasis on dairy cows and small ruminants. Specifically, Dr. Vyas is interested in following areas:

    • Optimizing dietary inclusion of feed additives (rumen protected amino acids, enzymes etc.) for improving nutrient digestibility, rumen function, and animal performance
    • In-vivo and in-vitro characterization of alternative feed resources in southeast United States
    • Dietary manipulations and the use of feed additives to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant animals
    • The impact of peripartal and periconceptional nutrition on animal health, production, and progeny performance

Vyas

Contact

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-294-1079

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611
diwakarvyas@ufl.edu

  • Education

    Education

    • 2011: Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    • 2006: M.S., National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India
    • 2003: D.V.M, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner, India

    Academic Positions Since Final Degree

    • 2016-Present: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • 2015-2016: Research Biologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
    • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
  • Publications
  • Professional Service and Awards

    Professional Memberships

    • American Dairy Science Association
    • American Society of Animal Sciences

    Honors and Recognitions

    • 2012 - NSERC Post-doctoral Visiting Fellowship (3 years)
    • 2011 - Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Maryland
    • 2011 - Summer Research Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Maryland ($5,000)
    • 2011 - Best Doctoral Student, Animal Sciences Graduate Program, University of Maryland
    • 2010 - Dean’s Fellowship, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland
    • 2010 - Graduate Student Travel Award, Animal and Avian Sciences Department, University of Maryland ($750)
    • 2010 - Best Poster Award, Annual Symposium, Animal and Avian Sciences Department, University of Maryland
    • 2010 - Animal Science Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, University of Maryland