Texas Tech University

Jhones O. Sarturi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jhones O. Sarturi

Beef Cattle Nutrition and Metabolism

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Dr. Sarturi received his D.V.M. from University for the Development of Pantanal – Brazil (UNIDERP), a M.S. in Agronomy from University of Sao Paulo – Brazil (USP/ESALQ), a Ph.D. in Animal Science from University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Amarillo - Texas.

Currently, Dr. Sarturi is a tenured faculty at Texas Tech University, Department of Animal and Food Sciences (CASNR – College or Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources), with a research/teaching appointment. He has a research focus on beef cattle nutrition and ruminal metabolism. More specifically, the development of strategies to improve, evaluate, and better utilize byproducts, forages, and grains in ruminant diets. His research approach involves the manipulation of nutrients/molecules at pre and/or post animal consumption.

As manager for the Ruminant Nutrition Laboratory (Food Technology Building) and the Ruminant Nutrition Center (cattle metabolism area at the New Deal Research and Education Center), Dr. Sarturi foster basic and applied research, as well as, empower undergrad and graduate students.

Dr. Sarturi is also an active member of the TTU – International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). He teaches undergraduate (Feeds and Feeding; Stocker Cattle & Feedlot Management) and graduate-level courses (Research Methods in Ruminant Nutrition; Minerals and Vitamins in Animal Nutrition; and Nutrition Seminar). Dr. Sarturi currently resides in Lubbock –Texas, and can be contacted at j.sarturi@ttu.edu.

Animal & Food Sciences