Maria Walsh, PhD

Swine Platform Lead

Dr. Maria Walsh is the Swine Platform Lead for the Global Innovation Group of Danisco Animal Nutrition – DuPont Industrial Biosciences. Maria joined DuPont in May 2012 and has been instrumental in the research and development of new enzyme and direct-fed microbial solutions for the global swine industry. She received a BS degree in Agriculture from the National University of Ireland (Dublin) and a MS and PhD in monogastric nutrition from Purdue University (USA) in 2007 focusing on the use of feed additives in the control of Salmonella in pigs and overcoming the post-weaning growth lag through the use of feed additives. Following her graduate degrees, she spent 3 years working as a Research Officer at the Teagasc Pig Development Department in Ireland. She has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents her research at international conferences.