Dr. Jeffrey L. Firkins

Jeffrey Firkins has been a professor at The Ohio State University (OSU) since 1987. He has served multiple terms as a journal editor, as a panelist or manager of USDA competitive grants, and on numerous planning committees for international conferences in gut microbiology and ruminant physiology. He has published more than 250 articles, including more than 100 refereed journal articles plus numerous invited reviews and book chapters. He received the ADSA Nutrition Professionals Applied Dairy Nutrition Award in 2003 and the ADSA AFIA Dairy Nutrition Research Award in 2012. He is serving on the committee for the 8th edition of the Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle. Firkins has advised 13 PhD students and 9 MS students and served on committees of dozens more, including 5 international doctoral candidates. He teaches nutrition classes in animal science and the interdisciplinary nutrition program at OSU. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, history, gardening, camping, and family activities.