Dr. Defa Li

Dr. Defa Li

Dr. Defa Li is a professor in the College of Animal Science and Technology at the China Agricultural University, the leading institute in swine nutrition in China and is also the Director of the Ministry of Agriculture Feed Industry Center (MAFIC), a highly regarded center of excellence in nutrition research. MAFIC has trained more than 100 Ph.D.’s and as many M.S. students. At the present time, about 30 Ph.D. and 37 M.S students are in progress. He earned his PhD from Kansas State University in 1989. His distinguished career in research focused on swine nutrition and feed science. In 2013, he was elected an Academician member of the China Academe of Engineering, an honor equivalent to being elected to the U.S. National Academy of Science. He has also served as President of the China Dairy Industry Association, of the China Feed Industry Association and the China Feed Museum. He currently serves, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of, the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology.