DIPTI PITTA
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DIPTI PITTA, Master, Bachelor, PhD

Assistant Professor in Ruminant Nutrition, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Cetner

Clinical Specialties: Large Animal Nutrition
Research Areas: Agriculture
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 W. Street Road

Ruminant Nutrition • Sheep & Goat, Beef and Dairy cattle • Nutrient uptake and utilization • Feed Additives, Feed Supplements • Total mixed rations • Modeling of Rumen fermentation •

Ruminant Microbiology • Cultivation of Rumen microbes • Application of molecular techniques to Ruminant Nutrition • Metagenomics • Next generation throughput sequencing • Sequential and Gene-centric approaches of metagenomics • Microbial diversity in the rumen in response to diet and dietary shifts • Identification of food-borne pathogens in the gut of various animals • Identify gene markers for economically important traits and enhance ruminant production

DW Pitta, Sanjay Kumar, B Vecchiarelli , N Parmar , B Reddy , CG Joshi Bacterial Diversity Associated with Feeding Dry Forage at Different Dietary Concentrations in the Rumen Contents of Mehshana Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) using 16S Pyrotags Anaerobe 25: 31-41, 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Kumar, S., Veccharelli, B., Bittinger, K., Shirley, D., Bhukya, B., and Ferguson, J. Longitudinal shifts in the rumen bacterial communities of dairy cows during the transition period. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. : , 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Kumar, S., Indugu, N., Rohini, S., Vecchiarelli, B., Bhukya, B., and Ferguson, J. Metagenomic analysis of the rumen microbiome of dairy cows during the transition period. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. : , 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Pinchak, W.E., Vecchiarelli, .B, Sinha, R., Fulford, D. Metagenomic analysis of the rumen microbiome in wheat-induced frothy bloat among steers. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. : , 2014.

Pitta, D.W., I. Nagaraju, S. Kumar, N. Parmar, B. Reddy, C.G. Joshi Bacterial diversity associated with different primer pairs on different diets in the rumen microbiome of Kankrej cattle. Accepted for presentation at JAM ASAS Conference, Kansas City, MO. : , 2014.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Attwood, G.T. Effect of willow supplementation upon plasma amino acid concentration in ewes grazing drought pastures of low nutritive value. Animal Feed Science and Technology 148: 183-191, 2009.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D. Willow fodder blocks: an alternate forage to ewes during drought? Animal Feed Science and Technology 133: 240-258, 2007.

Pitta, D.W., Barry, T.N., López-Villalobos, N., Kemp, P.D., Effects on ewe reproduction of grazing willow fodder blocks during drought. Animal Feed Science and Technology 120: 217-234, 2005.

Master (Veterinary Science, Animal Nutrition) TANUVAS, India, 2001

Bachelor (Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) ANGRAU, India, 1999

PhD (Animal Science) Massey University, New Zealand, 2007

Texas AgriLife Research Center, Texas (2007 to 2011)
Post Doctoral Research Associate

AgResearch, New Zealand (2006 to 2007)
Post Doctoral Research Associate