Meats Research Award
Section Awarded: National
David E. Gerrard, Meats Research Award
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
David E. Gerrard received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Gerrard joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992 and was a visiting scientist at the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, France. In 1996, Dr. Gerrard relocated his program to Purdue University and began studying the mechanisms controlling energy metabolism in skeletal muscle. He was promoted to Professor in 2001 and was recognized as a University Faculty Scholar for his achievements. In 2009, Gerrard moved his research group to Blacksburg, Virginia where he leads the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dr. Gerrard has educated over 30 individuals who hold positions at a number of university, government and privately funded research environments. He has been PI or co-PI of some 15 federal grants worth over $6M and has published over 105 refereed publications in a variety of journals including JAS, Meat Science, FASEB, AJP, Cell Calcium and PLOS ONE.