Animal Health & Nutrition Intellectual Exchange Group

The Animal Health and Nutrition Intellectual Exchange Group (AH&N IEG) is a group with representation from industry, academia and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.  Its mission is to provide a forum for professionals (academics as well as industry) working in the Animal Health and Nutrition space to discuss topics of relevance, network with each other to build relationships and collaborations.  It will also serve as a forum to identify technologies that could be spun out from universities; a forum for company executives to develop peer-level relationships and company collaborations. It aims to become the core of a future cluster in RTP around Animal Health and Nutrition.


September 14, 2020

"The gut: a second brain?  How gut health and nutrition can affect behavior"

Featured Speakers:

Diego V. Bohorquez, PhD -  Assistant Professor in Medicine, Assistant Professor in Pathology, Assistant Research Professor in Neurobiology, Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Gail Czarnecki-Maulden, Ph.D. - Senior Research Nutritionist, Nestlé Research Center


November 16, 2020

"The Vaccine Development Pathway”

Featured Speakers:

Jonathan Fogle, DVM, Ph.D.DACVIM - Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer A. Filbey, Ph.D. - CEO, Mazen Animal Health


January 11, 2021 - 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST

“Diagnostics: Early Detection of Cancer”

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Luff, VMD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Breen, PhD, C. Biol, FRSB - Professor of Genomics, Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics, Dept. of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine


March 15, 2021

“Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Veterinary Medicine – Allergic and Atopic Dermatitis”

Featured Speakers:

Bruce Hammerberg, PhD - Professor, Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

Andrew Hillier, BVSc, MANZCVS (Canine Medicine), DACVD - Director of Dermatology Medical Strategy at Zoetis


May 10, 2021


Membership Guidelines

Faculty, students, postdocs and industry members with interest in animal health and nutrition are welcome.

Meeting Format

Similar meeting format as previous years will be maintained in the 2018-2019 season. Each event will host multiple speakers centered around the event theme and allow time for networking among attendees.

Most events run from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at NCBiotech, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all seminars. Registration is free unless otherwise noted.

Request information about monthly meeting and vendor sponsorship packages.