Yordan Martínez-Aguilar

Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School

Yordan Martínez-Aguilar was born in Granma, Cuba, in 1982. He received his Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics degree in 2006 (gold title) and his Ph.D in Veterinary Sciences in 2009 (award for the best thesis) from the Institute of Animal Science, Cuba. He worked as an associate professor at Granma University for 13 years, 10 of which as the head of the Poultry Production Program at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He was also a member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and other important scientific organizations. Currently, he works as an associate professor in Animal Nutrition and Poultry Production at Zamorano University, Honduras. Dr. Martínez-Aguilar's research is focused on poultry nutrition and strategies to alleviate the detrimental effect of mycotoxins, metabolic disorders and coccidiosis, as well as on characterization and use of functional foods and nutraceutical products, and their effect on performance, digestive physiology, antioxidant activity, intestinal microbiology, intestinal inflammation, and immunity.