Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Section Awarded: National
Jeremy Francis Taylor, Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics
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Dr. Jerry Taylor was born in England but is an Australian citizen where he obtained a BS from the University of Adelaide and PhD from University of New England. Dr. Taylor is currently Curators’ Distinguished Professor and holds the Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri. Dr. Taylor is one of the few researchers to have translated quantitative and molecular genomic methodologies to globally accelerate livestock genetic improvement. His contributions include the development of Birth Date Selection Mapping, a method to identify and distinguish loci exposed to on-going, recurrent natural or artificial selection, and use of a SNP-Chip to construct the first highly-supported ruminant tree-of-life comprising 61 species including a bison extinct for 20K years. He has mentored 54 postdocs and graduate students and has authored 182 journal articles. He is internationally recognized for his leadership of community projects including the Bovine HapMap, Oligonucleotide Microarray, and SNP-Chip Consortia. n.