Dr. Shanmugavelu Sithambaram
Strategic Livestock Research Centre
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Dr. Shanmugavelu Sithambaram is a Deputy Director at the Strategic Livestock Research Centre of MARDI, the research institute under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrobased Industry (MOA). He graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine form the Agricultural University of Malaysia in 1981 and thereafter joined MARDI. He completed his M. Phil from the University of Aberdeen, UK in 1992 on Modeling and Simulation and environmental controlled housing systems. He then obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK in 2005 in the field of animal nutrition utilizing natural products. He has authored and co-authored several articles in journals and proceedings. His current interest involves the use of natural plant products in ruminant production.