Dr. Heather White from the University of Wisconsin presents, "Transition Cow Nutrition: Harnessing Long-Term Benefits from Short-Term Choline Supplementation"
Dr. Heather White
Assistant Professor Nutritional Physiology
Dr. Heather White received her BS in 2005 from St. Mary’s College and MS and PhD from Purdue University. After serving as a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University School of Medicine, she joined the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor in 2011. She joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Physiology in 2013 and earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2018. Dr. White’s research program focuses on the health and nutrition of dairy cows during the transition period and is centered on hepatic and whole-animal nutrient partitioning and metabolism. Notably, her research strives to determine the mechanism of nutrient partitioning, feed efficiency, and metabolic health in order to provide science-based solutions and interventions to improve dairy cow health and productivity. Dr. White is also mentor and instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, Dr. White is serving as the Faculty Director of the Dairy Innovation Hub. Dr. White lives in Albany with her husband and two sons, Gabe and Alex.