2020 Final Program and Abstracts will be available in the fall of 2020
Sunday, November 1: Registration from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday, November 2: Sessions begin at 8:00 am with breakfast at 7:00 am. Lunch provided with a reception to follow sessions.
Tuesday, November 3: Sessions begin at 8:00am with breakfast at 7:00 am. Lunch provided with a reception to follow sessions.
Wednesday, November 4: Session begins at 8:00 am with breakfast at 7:00 am. The Symposium will conclude around 12:00 pm.
Speaker: Dr. Philip Myer
Title: Role of the digestive tract microbiome on beef cattle performance
Phillip Myer is an assistant professor and rumen and gastrointestinal microbiologist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his BS in biology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and completed his PhD in microbiology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He then joined the USDA US Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska, as a postdoctoral research associate focusing on improving feed efficiency in finishing beef cattle. At the University of Tennessee, Myer's laboratory uses cutting-edge microbial technologies combined with microbial ecology, bioinformatics, and statistical approaches to continue this research examining and optimizing the nutritional status of beef cattle. The work in his group aims to better define the complex interactions among the gut microbiome, host genetics, diet, environment, and management, with the goal of better explaining variation in feed efficiency and establishing the rumen microbiome and its effects on growing beef cattle.