Our latest article on chicken gut microbiota was published in the journal Animals. In this work, we assessed if and how dietary protein ingredients (soybean-based or cottonseed based) interacted with the housing environment – caged or cage-free in chicken, in generating the gut microbiota communities. We report that the housing environment had a profound impact on the gut microbiota. Read more about it here: The role of housing environment and dietary protein source on the gut microbiota of chicken
Just returned from the Poultry Science Association annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. We had a strong solid meeting as a lab. I chaired the Genetics and Genomics sessions this year, and graduate students Jamie Alfieri, Travis Williams both presented talks, while Mohamed presented his poster (in absentia). Montreal was also a fun place to visit.
Shawna Marie Hubert, first graduate student of the Athrey Lab successfully defended her Ph.D thesis today. Congratulations and great job Shawna!!
Our first paper on circadian rhythms and microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiods is now published. Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiods in chicken
Pleased with the publication of a new paper by TAMU Animal Science student Jennifer Riser, to which my lab contributed through Salmonella testing using PCR methods. Kudos for former postdoc Dr. Charlotte Hieke who performed the work. Check out the new pub here.