Gail Czarnecki-Maulden - Fecal Microbiota Changes in Aging Dogs and Cats – Implications for Health and Longevity



Dr. Gail Czarnecki-Maulden, PhD Nestlé Research Center

Dr. Gail Czarnecki-Maulden is a senior research nutritionist at the Nestlé Research Center in St. Louis. She received a doctorate degree in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois. Before joining Nestlé, Dr. Czarnecki-Maulden was associate professor of companion animal nutrition at the University of Illinois. She is a member of the National Academy of Science Board on Agriculture and Natural Re­sources and the Association of American Feed Control Offi­cials (AAFCO) Dog and Cat Nutrient Profiles Subcommittee, which sets nutrient standards for dog and cat foods in the U.S. She has served as a member of the Scientific Adviso­ry Board of the International Probiotics Association, the Division of Nutritional Sciences External Advisory Board of the University of Illinois, and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Committee on Evaluating the Safety of Dietary Supplements for Horses, Dogs and Cats. Dr. Czarnecki-Maulden has published over 60 articles and abstracts on pet nutrition based on her research related to the effect of nutrition on gastrointestinal health. In her per­sonal life, she is actively involved in therapy dog visits and dog training. She is a certified dog trainer and a licensed Family Paws parent educator, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Greater St. Louis Training Club and Havanese Rescue.