#4: Dr. Sung Woo Kim - Intestinal health biomarkers - the crystal ball of a pigs' growth efficiencyMar 03, 2022
The microbiome of pigs has been an area of study that has gained popularity over the last several decades. Intestinal health and gut inflammation are problems that we sometimes see in the industry. In today’ talk with Clayton Chastain, Dr. Sung Woo Kim shares his research over the last several years highlighting his work with intestinal health biomarkers and how these biomarkers might help identify problems with a pig’s intestinal health so that we may be able to find a solution.
Meet the guest: Since graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1999, Dr. Sung Woo Kim has developed a world-class and productive research program in monogastric nutrition. The results of his outstanding research have significantly advanced our knowledge about intestinal health and amino acid nutrition, and functional nutrients in monogastric animals. Dr. Kim is currently a Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University.Together with his graduate students, visiting scholars, and collaborators, he has published over 212 peer reviewed papers, 24 book chapters, 73 papers in conference proceedings, 17 popular articles, 16 presented in mass media, 264 abstracts, and given 230 invited talks in 23 countries. In recognition of his seminal contributions to swine nutrition, Dr. Kim has received AFIA Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research, Early Career Achievement Award, and Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Animal Science; The Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research from the American Society of Nutrition; and Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Asian-Australasian Animal Production.