Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award
Univeristy: University of Arkansas
Section Awarded: National
Ahmed Elolimy, Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award
Dr. Ahmed Elolimy is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Nutritional Immunology Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He earned a BS and MS degree from Cairo University, Egypt in Poultry Nutrition, and a PhD degree in ruminant nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. His graduate work focused on applying “omics” technologies to reveal the impact of maternal nutrition and feed efficiency divergence on gut microbiome, metabolome, and transcriptome in dairy and beef cattle. He received the Carl Davis Graduate Student Research Award in Dairy Nutrition and the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Fellowship Award from the University of Illinois. Dr. Elolimy published 18 peer-reviewed papers received 110 citations, and 24 scientific abstracts. His current postdoctoral research focuses on the influence of milk components such as milk oligosaccharides and extracellular vesicles on gut development and immune functions in neonatal piglets and germ-free mice.