Dr. Angel joined the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 1998. She received her BS (Animal Science), MS (Animal Nutrition), and PhD (Poultry Nutrition) degrees from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, she was Nutrition Research Manager at Purina Mills. Her current research focuses on improving nutrient retention and reducing nutrient waste in broilers and laying hens through the use of feed additives, feed nutrient changes, and proper selection of ingredients. She has also been conducting research on whether a specific probiotic mix can increase overall nutrient retention. Her expertise as a poultry nutritionist can be put to good use when evaluating non-infectious poultry diseases and other health problems. She will be a great asset to our poultry residency/graduate program.