Biological Scientist, North Florida Research and Education Center
University of Florida, USA
Dr. Halima Sultana is a ‘Biological Scientist’ in the University of Florida. She received her BSc. (Hons.) in Animal Husbandry in 1996 and MS in Animal Nutrition in 1999 from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. She earned her Ph. D. in Animal Science (Nutritional Biochemistry) in 2003 from Miyazaki University in Japan where she focused on amino acids metabolism in rumen microorganisms and in ruminant animal tissues. During her postdoctoral position at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) she studied conjugated linoliec acid (CLA), an anti-carcinogen, metabolism in the rumen and its impact on milk of dairy cattle. As a Research Associate in the University of Alberta (worked at Lethbridge Research Center, Lethbridge, AB) she studied the metabolism of omega-3-fatty acids in the rumen and in the back fat of steers by feeding oil seeds to the cattle. Dr. Halima’s current research focuses on amino acids and fatty acids metabolism in beef cattle and the mitigation of methane emission from grazing heifer by feeding different feed stuffs.