Erasmus Okine

Professor of Animal Nutrition and Metabolism and Vice-President (Research) at the University of Lethbridge

Dr. Erasmus Okine is Professor of Animal Nutrition and Metabolism and Vice-President (Research) at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Okine’s research interests focus on topics relevant to Canadian agriculture, including: elucidating the roles of the key enzymes involved in marbling and synthesis of sub-cutaneous adipose tissue in beef cattle; providing insights into mechanisms controlling glucose and starch utilization for increased animal productivity; and residual feed intake (RFI), methane emission and mitigation in the ruminant animal, especially in beef cattle. He is the author of over 140 scientific, over 100-extension articles and over 150 abstracts and several book chapters. Dr. Okine has received a number of awards over the course of his career, including the Alberta Premier’s Silver Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research (2000), being named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Animal Science in 2009 and Fellow of the International College of Nutrition (2006). Dr. Okine is a past President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and has been Associate Editor of various Journals including the Canadian Journal of Animal Science.