Noelle Noyes

Veterinary Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Twin Cities

Award Year
2022
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Microbes for Sustainable Intensification of Livestock Production

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As the human population expands, so does its demand for protein. Livestock farmers must meet this demand, but their land and water are shrinking rapidly, meaning they must produce more with less. Dr. Noyes confronts this challenge through scientific discovery of the livestock microbiome. She seeks to understand how this invisible universe can be optimized to grow healthier, more efficient animals to feed the planet sustainably, sufficiently and safely.