Juan Latorre

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Juan D. Latorre is an associate research scientist at the Center of Excellence of Poultry Science of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA. Latorre was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. He earned his DVM in 2007 with a thesis focused on the evaluation of the dietary inclusion of Calcium-soaps of palm oil on broiler performance under commercial conditions. In 2009, he received a MS in animal nutrition where his research evaluated the relationship between ruminal osmotic pressure, feed passage, and digestibility fibrous diets in ruminants. From 2010 to 2011, he served as an assistant professor of Animal Nutrition at the Cooperative University of Colombia (UCC) and as independent research and development consultant for several feed additive companies. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Poultry Science and was a Post-doctoral associate at the University of Arkansas until 2018. He then joined Elanco Animal Health as senior research scientist for the Nutritional Health department to collaborate in the development of alternative feed additives to reduce intestinal inflammation and improve nutrient utilization. Currently, at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Latorre's research is focused on the evaluation of intestinal biomarkers to evaluate intestinal integrity, the development of enteric disease models, and the relationship between intestinal microbiota balance and gastrointestinal physiology.