Invited Speakers

Speaker: Ryan Arsenault
Title: The Poultry Gut: Signals Integrator, Generator and Target for Intervention

Speaker Biography:
Ryan Arsenault is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware. Arsenault received his BS (2006) and PhD (2012) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in biochemistry and conducted his graduate research at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac). Following his PhD, Arsenault was a postdoctoral research scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). At USDA-ARS he conducted research on gut health and immunomodulation in chicken and cattle, developing the first immunometabolic peptide array and studying the carry and spread of pathogens important to food safety. Arsenault’s current research centers on kinomics and gut health across food-animal species, and includes the topics of immunometabolism, host-pathogen interactions, feed additives, and antibiotic alternatives. His research is supported by several government and industry sources. Arsenault has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Science Signaling, The Journal of Immunology, and Infection and Immunity. His teaching includes the microbiome and gut health, as well as on the topic of One Health.