August 15, 2017

Dr. Geoffrey Dahl receives Tucker Lactation Award

ASAS congratulates Dr. Geoffrey E. Dahl, recipient of the 2017 H. Allen Tucker Lactation and Endocrinology Award. Dr. Dahl accepted the award during the Triennial Lactation/Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) Symposium, held during the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show.

Dr. Dahl serves as Professor and Chair in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was raised on a dairy farm in Massachusetts and pursued his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, his M.S. in Dairy Science from Virginia Tech, and received his Ph.D. in Animal Science from Michigan State University.

Prior to serving at the University of Florida, Dr. Dahl held positions at the University of Michigan, University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Dahl has served both ASAS and ADSA with distinction on numerous committees and through editorial work for both the Journal of Animal Science and the Journal of Dairy Science.

In addition to serving as Chair, Dr. Dahl maintains active research and outreach programs focused on environmental management of production animals, particularly dairy cattle. His specific research program includes determining effects and mechanisms of photoperiod manipulation and heat stress abatement during the dry period on cow and offspring productivity and health.

Dr. Dahl has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in animal science, dairy management, animal physiology, lactation physiology, endocrinology, and reproductive physiology. He has received teaching and mentoring awards from the Universities of Maryland, Illinois, and Florida.

To date, Dr. Dahl has authored over 105 peer-reviewed journal articles, and numerous book chapters, proceedings, and popular-press articles. He has trained 18 graduate students and 7 post-doctoral fellows.

The H. Allen Tucker Lactation and Endocrinology Award also was given to Dr. Rupert Bruckmaier, University of Bern.

The award is sponsored by the H. Allen Tucker Appreciation Club.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate