Award Winner Detail

Award: ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Univeristy: Iowa State University
Year: 2021
Section Awarded: National

James M. Reecy, ASAS Fellow: Research Category

Sponsored by: American Society of Animal Science

Dr. James M. Reecy’s research program has obtained knowledge that will enable livestock producers and associated industries to produce healthy, high quality livestock products, with a primary emphasis on beef cattle. His research has focused on 1) the quantitative and molecular genetic evaluation of nutrient composition of beef and milk, and disease resistance of beef cattle, 2) genetic resistance to PRRS in swine, 3) the development of computational resources and minimal standards to facilitate genomics research, and 4) analysis of livestock genomes. Dr. Reecy serves as the NRSP-8 Bioinformatics coordinator. He mentored numerous students and international scientists, has authored or co-authored 155 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been PI or Co-PI on competitive grants worth more than $21 million. Dr. Reecy is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.

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