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Dipti Pitta

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Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Cetner

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 W. Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Office: 610-925-6165
Fax: 610-925-6823
Education:
Bachelor (Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry)
ANGRAU, India, 1999.
Master (Veterinary Science, Animal Nutrition)
TANUVAS, India, 2001.
PhD (Animal Science)
Massey University, New Zealand, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Associate, Department of Veterinary Biochemistry, ANGRAU, India, 2002-2003.
Post Doctoral Research Associate, AgResearch, New Zealand, 2006-2007.
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Texas AgriLife Research Center, Texas, 2007-2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Ruminant Nutrition • Sheep & Goat, Beef and Dairy cattle • Nutrient uptake and utilization • Feed Additives, Feed Supplements • Total mixed rations • Modeling of Rumen fermentation •

Ruminant Microbiology • Cultivation of Rumen microbes • Application of molecular techniques to Ruminant Nutrition • Metagenomics • Next generation throughput sequencing • Sequential and Gene-centric approaches of metagenomics • Microbial diversity in the rumen in response to diet and dietary shifts • Identification of food-borne pathogens in the gut of various animals • Identify gene markers for economically important traits and enhance ruminant production

Selected Publications

DW Pitta, Sanjay Kumar, B Vecchiarelli , N Parmar , B Reddy , CG Joshi: Bacterial Diversity Associated with Feeding Dry Forage at Different Dietary Concentrations in the Rumen Contents of Mehshana Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) using 16S Pyrotags Anaerobe 25: 31-41, Jan 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Kumar, S., Veccharelli, B., Bittinger, K., Shirley, D., Bhukya, B., and Ferguson, J.: Longitudinal shifts in the rumen bacterial communities of dairy cows during the transition period. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. Jul 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Kumar, S., Indugu, N., Rohini, S., Vecchiarelli, B., Bhukya, B., and Ferguson, J.: Metagenomic analysis of the rumen microbiome of dairy cows during the transition period. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. Jul 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Pinchak, W.E., Vecchiarelli, .B, Sinha, R., Fulford, D.: Metagenomic analysis of the rumen microbiome in wheat-induced frothy bloat among steers. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. 2014.

Pitta, D.W., I. Nagaraju, S. Kumar, N. Parmar, B. Reddy, C.G. Joshi: Bacterial diversity associated with different primer pairs on different diets in the rumen microbiome of Kankrej cattle. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Attwood, G.T.: Effect of willow supplementation upon plasma amino acid concentration in ewes grazing drought pastures of low nutritive value. Animal Feed Science and Technology 148(2-4): 183-191, Jan 2009.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D.: Willow fodder blocks: an alternate forage to ewes during drought? Animal Feed Science and Technology 133(3-4): 240-258, Feb 2007.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D., : Effects on ewe reproduction of grazing willow fodder blocks during drought. Animal Feed Science and Technology 120(3): 217-234, May 2005.

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