May 27, 2021


DSM experts join North Carolina State University


Four DSM swine and poultry nutrition and health experts have accepted positions at North Carolina State University (US) across various animal health and science departments.


Tom Frost, PhD, DSM's director of innovation, is adjunct professor at the university's Prestage Department of Poultry Science. In this position, Frost facilitates the renovation of the Lake Wheeler Farm poultry facilities and mentors graduate students in poultry and swine programmes. Through the utilisation of DSM scientific resources, he also collaborates with the NC State faculty to establish solutions for the poultry industry.


Nelson Ward, PhD, DSM's enzyme lead for North America, was also recently announced as adjunct professor at the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. In his new role, Ward will guide coursework and oversee research projects focusing on enzymatically improving the amount of energy producers recover from corn- and soybean-based diets, utilising feed enzymes to improve the dynamics of animal gut health and new applications for vitamins in poultry diets.


Jon Bergstrom, PhD, DSM's swine senior technical manager, is adjunct professor at the Department of Animal Science. In this position, he will give seminars, mentor graduate students and provide a swine industry perspective to the animal science department. Bergstrom will also facilitate collaborative research projects to meet the evolving needs of the swine industry.


Sara Hough, DVM, DSM's swine senior regional technical services manager, will continue her position as adjunct professor with the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. In this role, Hough provides guest lectures to the student chapter of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), assists in educational opportunities for the senior swine medicine rotations and swine electives, and advises on new research opportunities.



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