By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
August 10, 2016 – Dr. Dorian Garrick was named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Garrick has held the Lush Chair in Animal Breeding & Genetics at Iowa State University since 2007, after 5 years at Colorado State University and 15 years at Massey University in New Zealand. He has a First Class Honors degree from Massey University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Dr. Garrick has trained graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from 14 developing countries. He has been integrally involved in research, development, and implementation of a variety of genetic improvement programs in livestock and plants in developed and developing countries. He is the Executive Director of the U.S. National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium. His recent work focuses on the theory and application of genomics in animal improvement. He enjoys working with enthusiastic producer and industry groups from developed and developing countries that seek to include animal breeding approaches in the attainment of their business goals. Dr. Garrick will be returning to Massey University in January 2017.
The Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award recognizes and stimulates distinguished service to animal agriculture in the developing areas of the world. Recognition is made to meritorious scientific contributions by way of teaching, research, or other service to animal agriculture in one or more of the developing areas of the world over a period of five or more years. Particular attention is paid to the long-time effects of the contributions. The Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award is sponsored by the Center for Regulatory Services, Inc. and the Bouffault Award Fund.
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