Dr. Deborah Adewole holds the position of Industry Research Chair in Sustainable Antibiotic Reduction in Poultry at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture. This is a five-year position co-funded by the Chicken Farmers of Canada via the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute, the Canada/Nova Scotia Growing Forward II fund, and Dalhousie University. Dr. Adewole’s research goal is to develop strategies that establish a healthy gastrointestinal tract environment, offering ways to reduce production costs while increasing profitability and sustainability in poultry production.
Dr. Adewole obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Nigeria and then at the University of Manitoba completed her M.Sc. in 2011, and a Ph.D. in monogastric nutrition and nutritional biochemistry in 2017. She accepted the Industry Research Chair position at Dalhousie in August 2018, focusing on the use of prebiotics, probiotics, phytogenics, and other bioactive substances to support the gut health of chickens to help eliminate preventative use of antimicrobials.