Amy Petry, an expert in nutritional physiology, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The Texas native indicated that her research program broadly focuses on improving the health, welfare, and production of swine through research in nutritional physiology, while also training future leaders for successful careers in academia and/or industry. The major focus of her research is investigating the impact of non-nutritive functions of dietary ingredients and feed additives on monogastric physiology, and various strategies to improve the health and production of swine.
One of her primary goals at Tech is to cultivate a multidisciplinary research program that works in collaboration with industry to help solve critical problems facing pork producers through innovative science. Her bachelor's degree in animal science and her master's degree in animal science - monogastric nutrition are from Texas Tech. Her doctorate in animal science (applied swine nutrition program) is from Iowa State University.