University of Arkansas
Dari has a passion for animals and science. She takes her job of translating science into on-farm nutrition solutions seriously. Her expertise includes immunology, gut development and microbiology rumen development, and finding alternative solutions to antibiotics for producers who need them. She’s not afraid to ask questions to make sure people are getting what they need. Every day, she searches for innovative solutions to help producers take great care of their animals and put food on their tables.
Dari’s passion is nutrition, especially young pigs and calves. But she works with multiple species teams including marketing, research and development and sales teams, as well as commercial livestock producers. She makes sure the right conversations are happening and makes connections between research projects for multiple species to gain insights that can benefit all animals.
Dari has a Ph.D. in animal nutritional immunology and a master’s degree in animal reproductive physiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She researched the interactions of diet, gastrointestinal micro-organisms and immunity to optimize animal performance. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas.