Andre-Denis Wright

Professor and Director: School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
ACBS, Rm. 201A

1117 E. Lowell St.

Dr. Wright has been developing strategies to increase the efficiency of nutrient utilization in livestock and to raise the level of production of food in an ecologically sustainable way (i.e., decrease enteric methane). Several years ago, his research interests expanded to also include human gut microbiology. Dr. Wright's internationally recognized research uses pyrosequencing and metagenomics to examine the gut microbiome of animals, including humans, to better understand the interactions between host genetics, immune responses, and the gut microbiota, which are largely unexplored.