Gita Cherian

Distinguished Professor
gita.cherian [at]

Office: 541-737-1896

Withycombe Hall

Withycombe Hall 122

2921 SW Campus Way

2921 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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.

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Affiliated with: 
Animal & Rangeland Sciences
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department
Courses Taught: 

ANS 311 - Principles of Animal Nutrition
ANS 512 - Monogastric Nutrition
ANS 560 - Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
ANS 501 - Research and Analytical Techniques
ANS 507 - Animal Sciences Seminar

ANS 320 - Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition (eCampus)


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