Obioha Durunna

PhD, PAg


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Position and Institutions: Livestock Research Scientist (Applied Research, Lakeland College); Adjunct Professor (Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan)

Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-Investigator

Dr. Obioha Durunna is the Livestock Research Scientist at Lakeland College in Alberta and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan. He holds an M.Sc. (2007) in Quantitative Genetics from the University of Manitoba and a Ph.D. (2011) in Genomics from the University of Alberta. He was a Research Biologist (Beef Production Systems) with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon Research Centre; then a Livestock Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. He currently leads Lakeland College’s Livestock Research Program and supports the livestock industry with production and feed efficiency testing services. His research program focuses on feed/production efficiency, telemetric applications in livestock and genetic evaluations. He works with livestock producers to improve economic traits in different livestock species using genetic and genomic tools.

Key Areas of Expertise: Production and feed efficiency in beef and dairy cattle; Genetic evaluations; Telemetric Applications in livestock; Genomics