Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam Receives the ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the American Society of Animal Science
July, 2019 – Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics, presented to her Thursday, July 10, during the Animal Breeding and Genetics Session V, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is an Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne, and an MS and PhD from UC Davis. She has developed an internationally-recognized research program in animal breeding and genetics, with a particular emphasis on beef cattle. She conducts both basic laboratory and applied field research on topics ranging from genome editing to validation of DNA tests, along with work to ensure regulatory policy allows access to innovative breeding technologies. However, her career accomplishments far exceed her research output. She has given close to 600 presentations translating her research to stakeholder groups with skill and passion. She is a fellow of AAAS and was the recipient of the prestigious 2014 CAST Borlaug Communication Award. She and her husband Joel have two sons, Kyle and Alec.
The ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics recognizes an individual has contributed and published outstanding research in the field of breeding and genetics. This award is sponsored by ABS Global, Inc.