|Ming Z Fan|
|Ming Z Fan
Department of Animal & Poultry Science
University of Guelph, Ontario
The applicant, Dr. Ming Z. Fan, is an expert in Nutritional Ecology with significant contributions to the understanding how nutrients link agri-food production systems, their interactions with human health, environment sustainability and societal issues at the local, national and global levels by using integrative biology, cellular and molecular, microbial metagenomic analysis and meta-data analysis research tools and through conducting effective collaborative research. His appointment at the University of Guelph has a time commitment of 60% research, 25% teaching and 15% administrative and academic services on campus and external scientific societies and communities. His research emphasizes on: (i) modulation of efficiency of nutrient utilization for sustainable development; and (ii) study of basic animal biology for improving human nutrition and health with the pig model. Ming obtained his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition in 1994 from the University of Alberta. He conducted his post-doctoral research training at the University of Alberta and Purdue University (1994-1997). He then continued his post-doctoral training in at Baylor College of Medicine (1997-1998). Ming joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph in November 1998, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Professor in 2009. His research has been supported by NSERC, AAFC, OMAFRA and industrial sponsors. Dr. Fan has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters, 56 conference papers, 165 abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, 85 extension articles as well as giving numerous invited presentations with listing some of the published research papers below in demonstrating experiences of conducting and collaborating large-scale environmental related research projects.
Research interets include Agri-food problem solving, animal nutrition, metabolism, animal growth and advanced techniques in nutrition and metabolic research.
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