Gita Cherian

Distinguished Professor
gita.cherian [at]

Office: 541-737-1896

Withycombe Hall

Withycombe Hall 122

2921 SW Campus Way

2921 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

The long-term goal of my research program is to better understand lipid metabolism in chicks so as to enhance their post-hatch growth and health along with producing wholesome foods for human consumption. Specifically, lipid modification strategies to: (1) investigate fatty acid metabolism during pre and early post-hatch in poultry, (2) investigate the role of maternal dietary lipids in modulating metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in progeny birds, and (3) develop value-added wholesome functional poultry foods were undertaken (or are in progress) through an OAES hatch project, the USDA-NRICGP, through the Agricultural Research Foundation or other private sources.

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Affiliated with: 
Animal & Rangeland Sciences
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department
Courses Taught: 

ANS 311 - Principles of Animal Nutrition
ANS 512 - Monogastric Nutrition
ANS 560 - Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
ANS 501 - Research and Analytical Techniques
ANS 507 - Animal Sciences Seminar

ANS 320 - Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition (eCampus)


My Publications


Journal Article

G. Cherian, Nutrition and metabolism in poultry: role of lipids in early diet, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, no. 1, 2015.


Journal Article

A. A. YIGIT, PANDA, A. K., and Cherian, G., The avian embryo and its antioxidant defence system, World's Poultry Science Journal, vol. 70, no. 03, pp. 563 - 574, 2014.