Hill's Pet Nutrition
As a nutrition scientist I conceptualize, design, and execute clinical intervention trials. With a background in molecular biology and toxicology my emphasis in nutrition is on the biochemical mechanisms whereby food factors might improve health and wellness. I have been a researcher in human nutrition and now companion animal nutrition. Although specialized food factors such as plant secondary metabolites can influence healthspan, my current emphasis is on the role of macronutrient balance in driving physiology into healthy spaces. While both dogs and people are to a large degree "lipovores", the degree to which they manage the metabolism of dietary fat may differ dramatically based on previous studies. Our research will map the macronutrient metabolic predilections of dogs to better understand what drives healthspan and help determine differences from (e.g.) humans.