Illinois Companion Animal Nutrition (I CAN)

The Companion Animal Nutrition Program at the University of Illinois

Teams the research groups of Dr. Maria de Godoy, Dr. Kelly Swanson and Dr. George Fahey to focus on important areas for companion animals that may also pertain to species.  Comparative nutrition allows powerful integration of concepts.

  • Ingredient Evaluation and interactions
  • Pet Food Technology
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Epigenetics
  • Gastrointestinal Tract and Microbiome
  • Nutrient Metabolism and Utilization
  • Nutritional Genomics and Immunology

There are both thesis and non-thesis Master’s Degree  as well as Ph.D options.