Dr. Stephanie Collins is an assistant professor of agriculture, nutrition and nutritional biochemistry in the department of animal science and aquaculture at Dalhousie University. She earned her doctoral degree in animal science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Collins is an animal nutritionist with a range of experience in the design and execution of nutrition trials with a focus on balanced feed formulation, nutritional modeling and micro-components of the diet (e.g., fatty acids, anti-nutrients, bioactives). She has researched a number of novel feed ingredients and their application in animal feeds.
Ensuring a nutritious, sustainable source of food for both present and future generations of humans and animals is a primary focus of Collins' research, which explores the use of insect products such as black soldier fly meal and cricket meal as feed ingredients for laying hens and broiler chickens.
Insect meal is quickly becoming a popular alternative protein source for both humans and poultry, but it comes with a host of both benefits and dra