March 16, 2016

Dilger receives Outstanding Young Researcher Award


March 16, 2016 – Dr. Ryan N. Dilger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, presented last night during an awards ceremony at the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Joint Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Dilger earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Purdue University, and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon completion of his doctorate, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois and joined the Animal Sciences faculty there as an Assistant Professor in 2010. His research program integrates the interdisciplinary fields of nutrition, immunology, and neuroscience. Research themes in Dr. Dilger’s laboratory include nutritional strategies to improve efficiency of swine and poultry production, as well as use of the domestic pig as a translational animal model to study the effects of early-life nutrition on cognitive development.

The Outstanding Young Researcher Award is sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

About the photo: Dr. Ryan Dilger (left) receives the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Jon Bergstrom, DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., during the awards ceremony at the 2016 ASAS Midwest Meeting.

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