Elijah Kiarie, PhD

Assistant Professor & McIntosh Family Professor in Poultry Nutrition

Dr. Kiarie is an Assistant Professor and holder of The McIntosh Family Professorship in Poultry Nutrition at the University of Guelph. He earned his PhD in Animal Science at the University of Manitoba in 2008. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Animal Biosciences in January 2016. Prior to his current appointment, he was an Innovation Scientist for a global feed additives company and Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Kiarie is an enthusiastic monogastric nutritionist and his research focuses on integrating discoveries from both basic and applied research into feeding programs to maximize the rate and efficiency of meat and egg production, to optimize health and reproductive performance and to improve food safety. His research efforts have earned him several awards including the US-National Pork Board award for innovation in research and a record of 4 patent co-applications on innovative solutions for improving gut health and function in non-ruminants. He has authored/co-authored more than 110 articles, scientific conference abstracts and presentations, including more than 40 articles in front-line peer-reviewed journals (710 citations on google scholar). He is currently supervising 5 graduate students, 1 post-doctoral fellow and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in swine and poultry nutrition.