Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: University of Arkansas
Section Awarded: National
Ahmed Elolimy, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by: Agri-King, Inc.
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 the applications of “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 Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award from ASAS, and the Graduate Student Research Award in Dairy Nutrition and the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Fellowship Award from the University of Illinois. Dr. Elolimy published 27 peer-reviewed papers received 157 citations, and 32 scientific abstracts in national and international meetings. His current postdoctoral research focuses on the impact of milk components such as milk oligosaccharides and extracellular vesicles on physiological and immune system development in piglets and germ-free mice. The ultimate goal of his current projects is to improve milk formula by adding novel milk components that support better physiological and immune outcomes in formula-fed infants similar to those seen in breast-fed infants.