Professors Jay Lush and Lanoy Hazel and Dr. Richard Willham mural

Pictured Left: Jay Lush and Lanoy Hazel. Right: Mural in the Quality Time Lounge in Kildee Hall, by Dr. Richard Willham.

Animal Breeding & Genetics

Iowa State University has a proud history of nine decades of innovative animal genetics and genomics research, education and outreach, which traces back to the pioneering days of Lush and Hazel. Many of today’s animal breeders around the world can trace their academic pedigree back to Iowa State University (see pedigree link).

The Department’s current Animal Breeding and Genetics group has built on this legacy of excellence and is widely recognized as one of the premier programs nationally and internationally. Recent advances in genomics and the increased utilization of genomics and other big data technologies that require advanced quantitative methods of analysis in other disciplines of the animal and biological sciences have further increased the importance of animal breeding and genetics.


 

Animal Breeding and Genetics Mission Statement