Jhones Sarturi is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. An expert in feedlot beef cattle nutrition and metabolism, he officially stepped into his teaching and research post on March. 1. The native of Brazil indicated that he’s particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on improving strategies on use and storage of co-products for the cattle industry. Additionally, Sarturi said he would like to investigate alternatives to maximize cattle digestion and metabolism aiming to a more sustainable and safe utilization of nutrients by the animal.
Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Sarturi served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas Agrilife Research Center at Amarillo. He also worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sarturi received his degree in veterinary medicine from UNIDERP (Campo Grande, Brazil), and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Sao Paulo (Piracicaba, Brazil). His doctorate in animal science and ruminant nutrition is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.