Fernando to present as part of NGN Seminar Series February 8

Fernando to present as part of NGN Seminar Series February 8

21 Jan 2012    

Samodha Fernando will present “Meta-functional Genomics: Towards Improving Animal Health and Nutrition” as part of the ongoing part of the Nebraska Gateway for Nutrigenomics Seminar Series. Fernando's presentation is scheduled for 12:00 p.m., February 8 in the Nebraska East Union Garden Room.  

Fernando received his PhD in Animal Nutrition/Microbial Genomics from the Oklahoma State University in 2008.  He joined the UNL Department of Animal Sciences as an Assistant Professor after completing a Postdoctoral Associate position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011. Fernando’s research interests focus on understanding microbial structure-function relationships to improve human and animal nutrition. Specifically his research involves:

  • Understanding the role of the microbial food chain in methanogenesis and other metabolic disorders in ruminants
  • Developing new animal models to study structure-function relationships in the human microbiome
  • Understanding the influence of host-genotype, gut microbiota and environment towards pathogen colonization in humans and livestock; and 4) uncovering the gut virome in ruminants and non-ruminants.

All interested faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

College of Education and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences