May, 2018

Kwangwook Kim, Yijie He, and Cynthia Jinno attended the 2018 California Animal Nutrition Conference, Fresno, CA, May 2-3, 2018.

Kwangwook kim presented ‘Supplementation of Bacillus subtilis enhanced growth rate and gut barrier function of weanling pigs experimentally infected with F18 Escherichia coli‘. 2018 CANC Poster_Kwangwook Kim

Yijie He presented ‘Effects of Bacillus spp. probiotics on growth performance, diarrhea, and systemic immunity of weaned pigs experimentally infected with an enterotoxigenic E. coli‘ 2018 CANC Poster_Yijie He

Cynthia Jinno presented ‘Enzymatically digested food waste as feed for growing-finishing pigs’ 2018 CANC Poster_Cynthia Jinno

Kwangwook won the 1st place for his poster competition. Big congratulations!

April, 2018

Dr. Xia Xiong attended the 2018 Experimental Biology, in San Diego, CA, APril 20-24, 2018. Dr. Xia presented ‘Effect of dietary soy oil, glucose and glutamine on the growth performance, amino acid profile, blood profile, immunity and antioxidant capacity in weaned piglets’.

March, 2018

Our group attended the 2018 ASAS-ADSA Midwest meeting, in Omaha, NE, March 12-14, 2018.

Feburary, 2018

Yanhong Liu attended the multistate ‘W3002: Nutrient Bioavailability – Phytonutrients and Beyond’ annual meeting, in Tucson, AZ, Feb 7-9, 2018.


Welcome Dr. Minho Song from Chungnam National University joining our lab as a visiting scholar!

Welcome Lauren Kovanda joining our team as a junior specialist! 

Yanhong Liu attended the multistate ‘NCCC42: Committee on Swine Nutrition’ annual meeting, in Orlando, FL, Jan 3-5, 2018.

September, 2017

Welcome our new PhD student, Yijie He and master students, Cynthia Jinno, Nicole Doan, and Joslyn Mendez !

July, 2017

Dr. Xia Xiong joined our lab as Visiting Scholar, welcome!

Our group attended 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Baltimore, MD, July 8-12.

Cynthia Jinno presented her undergraduate research ‘Chemical composition of enzymatically digested food waste byproducts’ Jinno Cynthia #116

Kwangwook Kim presented his Master research ‘Effects of dietary β-glucan on growth performance, diarrhea, and gut permeability of weanling pigs experimentally infected with a pathogenic E. coli’ Kwangwook Kim #69.

Kwangwook won the 3rd place at the ASAS Graduate Student Poster Competition: M.S. Division. Congratulations, Kwangwook!

We had a great dinner with our friends from Chungnam National University, Dr. Minho Song’s lab.

May, 2017

Our group attended 2017 California Animal Nutrition Conference, Fresno, CA, May 10-11.

Kwangwook won the 2nd place poster competition. Big congratulations!

Yanhong attended 2017 W3002 Multistate Meeting, Portland, OR, May 24-25. 

April, 2017

Peng Ji attended 2017 Experimental Biology Conference, Chicago, April 22-26.

Cynthia Jinno and Nicole Doan joined the lab as Junior Specialist. Welcome!


February, 2017

Zhaohai Wu joined our lab as Visiting Student. Welcome!



Yanhong Liu attended the multistate ‘NCCC42: Committee on Swine Nutrition’ annual meeting, in Orlando, FL, Jan 5-6, 2017.


December, 2016

Yanhong Liu attended the 2nd International Symposium – Alternatives to Antibiotics (ATA) – Challenges and Solutions in Animal Production, in World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Paris, December 13 to 15, 2016. Dr. Liu gave a invited talk ‘Dietary phytonutrients enhance disease resistance of pigs‘.

Dr. Bie Tan joined our lab as an Visiting Scholar, welcome!


November, 2016

Peng Ji attended the 2nd Elite Cattlemen Program Alliance Annual Conference at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, Nov. 11-13. Dr. Peng Ji gave a invited talk ‘Improve welfare of dairy cattle through enhanced calving management‘.

Yanhong Liu attended the Symposium on the Inheritance and Innovation of Swine Nutrition and Feed Science, Beijing, China, Nov. 24-25, and attended the Open Ceremony of Feed Museum at MAFIC, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Nov. 26. 640


October, 2016

Yanhong Liu attended 2016 CLANA at Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Cancun, Mexico, Oct 10-14. Dr. Yanhong Liu gave a invited talk ‘Immune-response-to-phytonutrients-in-pigs-antioxidant-response-2016-clana‘.


September, 2016

Vivian Perng joined the lab as Junior Specialist. 


July, 2016

Yanhong Liu, Peng Ji, and Kwangwook Kim attended 2016 ASAS-ADSA-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, July 19 to 23.

Dr. Yanhong Liu gave a talk in the Non-nutrition: the Future of Nutrition Symposium with title ‘Non-nutrients in swine health and production 2016


MAY, 2016

Peng Ji attended ‘Large Dairy Herd Management’ Conference at Oakbrook, IL, May 1 to 4.

Yanhong Liu attended a Multistate meeting focusing on ‘Nutrient Bioavailability – Phytonutrients and Beyond’ at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 24 and 25.


March, 2016

Welcome Kwangwook Kim joined our group as a visiting student. Kwangwook is doing his MS at Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology at Chungnam National University. His research interests are how to use functional protein to improve pig health and performance.

Yanhong Liu attended ADSA-ASAS Midwest Meeting at Des Moines, IA, March 12-16.