2022 Northeast Section Award Recipients
Young Scientist Award – Research
Ibukun Ogunade, West Virginia University
Dr. Ibukun Ogunade received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Nutrition from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, and Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition (2017) from the University of Florida. He joined the Division of Animal and Nutritional Science at West Virginia University in 2020. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Ogunade was an Assistant Professor at Kentucky State University. Dr. Ogunade’s Livestock Nutrition Lab at WVU is studying how nutritional interventions impact the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of ruminant to improve efficiency of ruminant production systems. His research program also applies metabolomics and metagenomics to understand the mechanisms that cause differences in feed efficiency. His research program has attracted grant supports from government and private agencies. He is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals and an associate editor for Frontiers in Animal Science.