Risa's project is on the effect of nutrition on bone growth in cattle. She is investigating maximal growth rates in steers on high energy diets, in conjunction with hormonal growth promotants. A major focus of her work is examining the development of bone growth plates using histomorphometry analyses, together with measurements of hormones and bone biomarkers.
Risa is enrolled in a PhD through the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, UQ Gatton.
Tiago Alves Correa Carvalho da Silva
Tiago is examining the effect of nutrition on skeletal growth and its relationship with cattle performance. Tiago conducted a large experiment at Katherine Research Station (NT DPI&F) looking at feeding strategies for early weaned calves. He also completed experiments to examine the effects of crude protein diet during energy restriction, and compensatory growth.
Tiago is enrolled in a PhD through the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, UQ Gatton.
Mia is a veterinarian with a interest in type 2 diabetes mellitus in cats. In her PhD, Mia is investigating how to diagnose the disease prior to overt clinical signs. A novel part of Mia's project is using metabolomics to identify biomarkers of obesity in cats, which predisposes cats to diabetes like humans. Also Mia is investigating Burmese cats whom are 3-4 times more likely to develop T2DM than other cat breeds.
Mia is enrolled in a PhD through the School of Veterinary Science with Prof Jacquie Rand.