Dr. Stephanie Collins
Dr. Stephanie Collins is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture in the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture. She earned her doctoral degree in animal science at the University of Saskatchewan. Her main research interests include animal nutrition, poultry nutrition, carnivore nutrition, domestic animal nutrition, insects as food and feed, waste reduction and redirection, anti-nutrients and novel feed ingredients. Her expertise in animal nutrition includes feed formulation and manufacture, nutritional modeling and statistical analysis. She has researched a number of novel feed ingredients and their application to animal feeds. Her professional experience includes designing and conducting animal nutrition trials, separation chemistry for metabolite profiling and biochemical assays, as well as the application of gene expression, microbiological and histological analysis to nutritional research. Previous and current research investigates the use of insect products, such as black soldier fly meal and cricket meal as feed ingredients for laying hens and broiler chickens. Ensuring a nutritious, sustainable source of food for present and future generations of humans and animals is important to her.