Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Michael Lilburn, Ph.D.

Professor
Animal Sciences
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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(330) 263-3992
lilburn.1@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Food Safety, Food Security
Areas of Expertise: poultry, intestinal development, microbial ecology, organic production, products

My background is in poultry nutrition and my contribution to the Center will relate to how nutrition and production practices influence the quality of poultry products. One aspect of quality relates to nutrients that are purported or perceived to enhance the nutritional value of the product (omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E) and their enhancement. A second aspect of quality encompasses nutritional practice outside the conventional box, such as raising poultry without antibiotics. We have a considerable research effort dedicated to understanding the interactions between diet, management practice, and age of the bird on the normal intestinal microbiome.

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