By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
July 25,2016 – Dr. Guilherme J. M. Rosa was named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics by the ASAS during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Rosa is a Professor of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, and has previously served as faculty in the Department of Biostatistics at São Paulo State University, Brazil, and in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. He has a B.S. in Animal Science and M.S. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from São Paulo State University, Brazil. In addition, he has a Ph.D. degree in Statistics and Agricultural Experimentation from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a post-doctoral training at UW-Madison.
Dr. Rosa conducts basic research in the areas of experimental design, statistical modeling, and data mining techniques applied to animal breeding and quantitative genetics/genomics. Moreover, Dr. Rosa maintains a very active collaborative research program in genetics and genomics of various species including cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens.
The ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics stimulates research excellence in breeding and genetics. The research upon which the award is based is original and on basic or applied research in breeding and genetics with any class of large or small animals. The ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics is sponsored by ABS Global, Inc.
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