Written by: Laci Jones
Dr. Dorian Garrick, professor and Jay Lush Endowed Chair in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Iowa State University, enjoys working with enthusiastic producer and industry groups who seek to include animal breeding approaches in their business.
In honor of his dedication to animal breeding and genetics, Garrick received the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics at the Joint Annual Meeting.
Garrick’s research focuses on genomics in animal improvement theory and applications. He is dedicated to improving predicted genetic and phenotypic merit accuracy through using high-density genomic information.
His work has extended to Africa, Australia, South America and Europe. He is also the executive director of the United State’s National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium.
Garrick received a B.S. degree from Massey University in New Zealand with First Class Honors. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988.
After graduating with his doctorate, Garrick joined the Colorado State University faculty. He later worked at Massey University in New Zealand before joining Iowa State University.
Garrick is affiliated with several organizations including the American Dairy Science Association, New Zealand Society of Animal Production and the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding & Genetics.
The Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics is given to scientists who have contributed basic or applied research in breeding and genetics with any class of large or small animals.
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