Dr Rebecca Forder

Dr Rebecca Forder
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Animal Science
 Email bec.forder@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8521 2602
 Location Floor/Room G 11 ,  J.S. Davies ,   Roseworthy
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Rebecca Forder joined The University of Adelaide as an academic staff member in 2009. Previously, she was employed by Alltech Inc in 2008 to undertake a one year post-doctoral research internship in Kentucky USA; a collaboration between Alltech and the Australian Poultry Co-operative Research Centre. After receiving her B.Sc (Hons.) in Animal Sciences from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2003, she decided to remain at the university and undertake a PhD as an Australian Poultry CRC full scholarship holder. Rebecca received her PhD in Animal Science, 2007. Her research interests relate to gastrointestinal physiology and histopathology and their application to provide a better understanding of gastrointestinal function and development of poultry as a means to enhance life-long productivity. Over the last 7 years, Rebecca has utilized histological and imunohistochemical techniques to determine the effects of nutrition and bacterial colonisation on intestinal cellular morphology, specifically goblet cell and mucin dynamics in a number of species besides poultry, including pigs, aquaculture species and rodent-models for studying human gastrointestinal disorders.

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science (honours)

    PhD in Animal Science

  • Teaching Interests

    Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology A and B

    Animal Nutrition and Metabolism

    Poultry Production, Nutrition and Physiology in PAS, Agrisystems and LPS

  • Research Interests

    Other research interests relate to gut immunity and intestinal microbial communites and their interactive involvement in gut health.

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