Kristen Brennan

Dr. Kristen M. Brennan is a research project manager at Alltech’s Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition in Nicholasville, Kentucky. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 2008, she completed a Ph.D. in animal science at Washington State University. Her doctoral research focused on markers of oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and energy balance regulation in beef cattle. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she joined Alltech as a post-doctoral research fellow. Currently, she manages the animal nutrigenomics and equine nutrition research programs. She is especially interested in establishing a link between nutritional genomics approaches and applied nutrition research in a variety of agricultural animal models.

Brennan also serves as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee chairperson and is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Ag at the University of Kentucky.