Adeola Lab Alumni
Kunle is spending 6 months in 2013 in the Adeola lab conducting studies on standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids in feed ingredients, including co-products of bioethanol production, for swine.
Kunle is visiting from the Scottish Rural University College, United Kingdom, where he is conducting research on the nutritional value of the co-products of bioethanol production for broilers and turkeys. Specifically, his research is providing data and practical recommendations for poultry about the energy value, nutrient digestibility and optimal inclusion rates for wheat- and corn-Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (wheat-DDGS and corn-DDGS) produced in bioethanol plants in the United Kingdom. The studies he is conducting here are designed for him to gain experience in Swine Nutrition.
Sunday Adetayo "Tayo" Adedokun
Ph.D. dissertation: Standardized amino acid digestibility determination in poultry
MS Thesis: Metabolizable energy value of meat and bone meal
Dr. Adedokun obtained his B.S. from the Department of Animal Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He then came to Purdue university in 2002 to pursue an M.S. degree in non-ruminant nutrition and continued towards a Ph.D. which he completed in 2007. His Ph.D. research focused exclusively on endogenous amino acid (EAA) losses and standardized ileal amino acid determination in poultry. He was also involved in across species comparison of EAA losses determination. Currently, he is a senior research associate in the department of animal sciences at Purdue University.
As a postdoctoral research associate, he took a comprehensive look at the role of some feed components, feed supplements/additives, and mild coccidial vaccine challenge on nutrient and energy digestibility/utilization and their effect on intestinal nutrient transporters (especially sodium dependent phosphate transporters, NaPi-IIb), markers of intestinal inflammation (interleukin-1b and toll-like receptor-4, TLR-4), and gut integrity (mucin, MUC2). Additionally, he has been involved in studies that look at the role of different dietary treatments on the expression of NaPi-IIb in broilers. Furthermore, he is involved in digestible amino acids determination in different feed ingredients in poultry. His interest also includes evaluating the effect of different feed supplements (individually or in combination) on digesta passage rate. Taken together, his current research is focused on the use of both the applied and basic tools to address some of the nutritional questions in non-ruminant animals; with a specific goal of determining the mechanisms through which feed additive/supplement (e.g. phytase, direct fed microbial, enzymes, etc) affect gut health and integrity as well as nutrient use.
Gbemiga O. Adeyemo
Visiting Scholar in 2006
Returned to Nigeria
Adebisi (Bisi) Agboola
Adebisi worked in the lab between November 2009 and January 2010. She earned her M.S. in Animal Science at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the same university. Her research centers on the use of locally available feedstuffs in poultry production. She is working on the evaluation of digestible amino acid content of feedstuffs that are local to south-west Nigeria and is developing a model for incorporating the information into diet formulation on digestible amino acid basis. She is currently on staff of the Department of Animal Production at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Currently in a Ph.D. program at the University of Kentucky
Current Position: Poultry Nutritionist, Rose Acre Farms, Seymour, Indiana
Eustace A. Iyayi
Visiting Fulbright Scholar from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Background: Animal Nutrition (Poultry and Pig)
Research interest: Digestibility and utilization of nutrients of feed ingredients in broilers and pigs
- Standardized and digestible ileal amino acids of feed ingredients in broiler chickens
- Digestible phosphorus of black eye pea and peanut flour in broiler chickens
- Performance of broilers fed diets formulated based on Total or Digestible Amino Acids
- Energy production from hindgut and in vitro fermentation of high fibre wheat bran-based diets in cannulated growing pigs
Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Minnesota's Southern Research & Outreach Center in Waseca
Encarnacion Jimenez Moreno
Current Position: Pharmacist