Research Opportunity: André Brito
Dr. André Brito is an Associate Professor in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at UNH. He teaches Ruminant Nutritional Physiology (ANSC 708/808) and Principles of Animal Nutrition (ANSC 609). He is currently conducting research focused on nutrient use efficiency and the environmental impact of organic and conventional dairy systems. Dr. Brito travels around the Northeast surveying organic dairy farmers about their research and extension needs and use this feedback to develop integrated research and extension projects. Undergraduates interested in dairy nutrition and management research are encouraged to contact Dr. Brito via email to receive more information on research opportunities. Current research tasks for undergraduates include preparing diets and feeding cows. Research activities also include sampling feeds, blood, feces, urine, milk, and rumen Beyond sampling, undergraduates may be involved in processing samples and laboratory and data analysis. Research with Dr. Brito presents multi-fold opportunities such as hands on large animal experience, working directly with graduate students and their research, preparing for and presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference, and much more.