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Gita Cherian

Emeritus Appointment
gita.cherian [at]

The long-term goal of my research program is to better understand lipid metabolism in chicks so as to enhance their post-hatch growth and health along with producing wholesome foods for human consumption. Specifically, lipid modification strategies to: (1) investigate fatty acid metabolism during pre and early post-hatch in poultry, (2) investigate the role of maternal dietary lipids in modulating metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in progeny birds, and (3) develop value-added wholesome functional poultry foods were undertaken (or are in progress) through an OAES hatch project, the USDA-NRICGP, through the Agricultural Research Foundation or other private sources.