Dr. Gouvêa is an Assistant Professor and the Project Leader for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Animal Nutrition Laboratory and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research/USDA-ARS Feedlot at Bushland. He received his Veterinary Medicine degree from Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) in 2010, his master’s degree in Animal Science and Pastures from the University of São Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ, Brazil) in 2012, and his Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Production from the University of São Paulo, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, in 2015. Before joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Department of Animal Science at the Texas A&M University, Dr. Gouvêa spent three years working for a major global animal nutrition industry, providing technical leadership for feedyards in many countries in Latin America. After that, he spent 2 years as an Assistant Professor at the New Mexico State University – Clayton Livestock Research Center. His career still includes working as visiting scholar in the Department of Animal Science at The Ohio State University and as a Research Associate in the Range Cattle Research and Education Center at the University of Florida.
Dr. Gouvêa’s research interests focus on beef cattle nutrition and health. More specifically, nutritional physiology and relationships between nutrition and animal health/immunology. Research activities include feeding programs for newly received and finishing cattle, ingredient evaluation, nutrient utilization, and metabolism, and feed additives for receiving and finishing feedlot cattle.
Dr. Gouvêa’s professional membership includes the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), the Veterinary Council of the Goiás State (Brazil), and the Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA).