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Dr. James E. (Jim) Womack

“Genomics in Agriculture: Lessons from a Coordinated Agriculture Project on Bovine Respiratory Disease"

May 29, 2014

Dr. James E. (Jim) Womack holds the title of Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University and is the W.P. Luse Professor of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the Faculty of Genetics and holds a joint academic appointment in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics. Dr. Womack holds degrees from Abilene Christian University (B.S.1964) and Oregon State University (Ph. D.1968). He has served as Coordinator for the USDA-NRSP8 Cattle Genome Program, and President of the International Society for Animal Genetics, the American Genetics Association and the Texas Genetics Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA, a Fellow in the AAAS, and recipient of the 1994 CIBA Prize for research in animal health and the 2001 Wolf Prize in agriculture. He has published, with students and associates, more than 360 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals. His research interests are comparative genomics with emphasis on the bovine genome, and the genetic basis of disease resistance in mammals.