Writer: Susan Himes, 325–657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu
Contacts: Dr. Dan Quadros,325-653-4576, Dan.Quadros@ag.tamu.edu
Dr. Travis Whitney, 325-653-4576, email@example.com
SAN ANGELO — Dr. Danilo “Dan” Quadros has been hired as a postdoctoral research associate for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, San Angelo. He will be working with Dr. Travis Whitney, AgriLife Research livestock nutritionist, San Angelo.
“The Texas A&M University System, through the AgriLife system, is recognized worldwide for its cutting-edge research and the quality of the services it provides,” said Quadros. “For many years, I was looking for a place where I could develop innovative ideas and improve the way information is delivered to increase the adoption of new technologies. Finally, I found it at AgriLife Research in San Angelo.”
Quadros said he was invited by Whitney to contribute to studies focusing on sustainable livestock production systems and that he felt honored to join his team.
“My goal is to use science to strengthen the local economy, preserve the environment and make people healthier,” Quadros said.
He earned both his masters and doctorate from Sao Paulo University, Brazil. Quadros worked at Bahia State University, Bahia, Brazil for the past 17 years, where he taught at the agronomy and veterinary colleges. He served as the dean of the veterinary college from 2017-2019.
He grew up in a traditional ranch family, Quadros said, which inspired his academic passion for studying and later developing sustainable agricultural systems. His past focus has been on livestock production and renewable energy.
“Some of my interests are ruminant nutrition, which benefits consumers and expands agricultural sustainability, profitability and environmental stewardship,” said Quadros. “This can be accomplished by developing low-cost livestock feed alternatives and designing feeding strategies to enhance sustainability and economic viability of the livestock industry.”
His other research interests are helping to further develop AgriLife’s Wood to Feed Program, which removes invasive woody plants from rangelands and converts them into valuable feed ingredients; improving small ruminant production; enhancing rangeland ecosystem health and water availability; forage production; and livestock performance, Quadros said.
“After being a professor at Bahia State University for more than 15 years, I am excited to now be entirely dedicated to Texas A&M AgriLife Research,” said Quadros. “I’m aiming to make the research program even more effective and want to bring creative ideas to help strengthen the ag industry.” His wife, Rose, will soon be joining him in the U.S.
“Dr. Quadros and I met a couple of years ago at an Animal Science conference,” said Whitney. “His qualifications, accomplishments and enthusiasm to move to San Angelo to work alongside me, easily made him the top candidate for this position. I am very thankful that Dan is here because he’s more than a postdoc, he’s my colleague. I have already introduced Dan to some of our Edwards Plateau Ranchers and they, of course, gave him a Texas-size welcome. Now it’s time to get to work.”