In The News

Congratulations to Amanda Dainton M.S. and Katie Detweiler M.S. on their graduation from the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at UIUC with masters degrees.

In spring semester 2018, Lauren Reilly was the recipient of the James E. Corbin Companion Animal Biology Scholarship.  In 2018, Katie was awarded a Petfood Forum Scholarship.  Well done!

Video:  Network with pet food industry’s top suppliers and manufacturers

Molecular techniques are man’s new best friend in pet obesity research.

EurekAlert AAAS; Illinois professor of animal and nutritional sciences Kelly Swanson, and his research team, including Maria de Godoy, recently published a study that shows how molecular biology technologies are making the mechanisms underlying the pet obesity epidemic more easily understood.

At Pet Food Forum 2017, Dr. Maria Cattai de Godoy speaks about applying and integrating omics technology to advance companion animal nutrition



Welcome to the Laboratory of Companion Animal and Comparative Nutrition!

We are a passionate group of scientists who want to further the knowledge of nutrition for cats, dogs, humans, and other animals. Please explore our website to learn more about us and the work we do.

Our lab is recently updated with new analytical equipment.  This is increased our analytical capabilities and capacity.  If you are interested in learning more about this, please feel free to contact us.

We work closely with Dr. Kelly S. Swanson, who specializes in comparative nutrition and nutrigenomics. His laboratory website can be found by clicking here.

We also contribute to the Companion Animal Biology and Humane Education’s goal of training undergraduate students in companion animal science. The group’s website can be found by clicking here.