Dr. Amy Petry

Dr. Amy Petry

Dr. Amy Petry is a Nutritional Physiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science at Texas Tech University. The goal of her research program is to cultivate a multidisciplinary research lab that works collaboratively with industry to solve critical problems facing pork producers through innovative science. Specifically, her lab has 3 main research themes: 1) investigating the non-nutritive functions and bioactive compounds of dietary ingredients and their role in physiology and health; 2) improving the utilization and energetic contribution of complex carbohydrates in swine; and 3) examining the link between inflammatory stressors and metabolic disruptions on whole body energetics. Prior to taking her new position, Amy completed a Ph.D. at Iowa State University with Dr. John Patience in the Department of Animal Science. Her dissertation research focused on investigating the modes of action of xylanase in pigs fed corn-based fiber. Amy received the Young Scholar Award and the Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Graduate Student Award from the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science. She also received the Graduate Student Excellence Award from the Department of Animal Science as the outstanding graduate student in her class. To recognize her success as a graduate student, she was invited to serve as the Student Marshall at the ISU Graduate College commencement ceremony in 2020.