Dr. Nick Gabler

Dr. Nick Gabler

Dr. Nicholas Gabler received his PhD from La Trobe University (Melbourne Australia) in 2015. After conducting postdoctoral research at Purdue University and Iowa State University, he joined the Department of Animal Science faculty in 2008 where his is now a full professor. In 2021, he was appointed Associate Department Chair of Animal Science. Nick has a highly successful teaching and research program in swine nutrition and physiology. His research program focuses on understanding and improving swine feed efficiency and growth. In particular, he has extensive experience in nutrition by health interactions, feeding strategies specifically designed for poor health pigs, as well as drivers of lean accretion and growth, and intestinal integrity and function of wean to finish pigs. He utilizes both basic and applied, cellular and whole animal approaches to provide industry solutions. He has published more than 100 refereed papers and has presented talks at local and national meetings throughout the US as well as in foreign countries such as Canada, Mexico, Thailand, China, the UK and Slovakia. He received the Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nutrition in 2011, the Early Career Research Award from the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science and the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Mid-Career Research Excellence Award in 2109.