ANDRES ALFREDO PECH CERVANTES, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Agricultural Research Station
Fort Valley State University, United States
Andres Alfredo Pech Cervantes is working as Faculty member at Ruminant Nutrition Research Laboratory, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida. Dr. Cervantes completed his PhD in Dairy Nutrition from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA and Master of Science, Animal Nutrition from Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mexico. His projects include Effect of a Xylanase Rich enzyme on the performance of dairy cows (Milk check-off); Effect of recombinant bacterial expansin-like proteins on digestibility of ruminant feeds and Effect of a dual-purpose inoculant and recombinant bacterial expansin-like protein on silage characteristics and digestibility of whole-plant corn silage. He is member of American Dairy Science Association and Sigma Xi.
Designed and pursued applied dairy nutrition research studies related to feed microbiology, forage quality and utilization, and use of alternative feed ingredients; Evaluation of commercial and experimental feed additives to improve performance of dairy cows; Using Exogenous fibrolytic Enzymes to improve animal performance; Using Molecular techniques to develop new additives (Protein purification); Silage and rumen bacterial community evaluated by next generation sequencing techniques; Evaluation of tropical plant extracts in mitigating methanogenesis in dairy cows; Responsible for aiding in a variety of in vitro, in situ and dairy research projects conducted by graduate students working in the ruminant nutrition lab. Represented the University of Florida by presenting my research studies at national conferences.