Associate Vice Provost at UC Davis Global Affairs
Ermias Kebreab is a professor of animal science and holds the Sesnon Endowed Chair in Sustainable Animal Agriculture in the department of animal science at UC Davis. He was appointed associate vice provost at UC Davis Global Affairs in 2016 to advance the university’s engagement in international education. He also serves as the deputy director of Agricultural Sustainability Institute.
Kebreab conducts research on reducing the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, including the sustainable use of feed additives. He has served on several national and international committees including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine.
He has mentored or hosted more than 30 scholars in his laboratory and authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 34 book chapters and edited five books.
Kebreab received several awards including International Agriculture Award and AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award from American Society of Animal Science. Kebreab received his bachelor’s degree from University of Asmara, Eritrea, and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from University of Reading, United Kingdom.