Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University
Dr. Harvatine is currently a Professor of Nutritional Physiology at Penn State University. He earned his PhD and Post-Doctorate from Cornell University. Dr. Harvatine’s research integrates traditional ruminant nutrition and modern molecular biology approaches to investigate the regulation of metabolism and develop dietary intervention strategies to improve dairy production. His specific research objectives include investigating dietary factors that modify ruminal fatty acid biohydrogenation, regulation of synthesis of milk components, and basic regulation of lipid synthesis with the goal of developing feeding strategies to improve the efficiency and performance of dairy cows.