Alison Van Eenennaam
Lecture title: "The Importance of Science Communication in Utilizing Technology to Improve Agriculture"
Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam has been a Professor of Cooperative Extension in the field of animal genomics and biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis for 20 years. She received a BS in agricultural science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an MS in animal science, and a Ph.D. in genetics from UC Davis. Her current research projects include the development of genome editing approaches for cattle. She has given over 700 invited presentations to audiences globally and uses a variety of media to inform general public audiences about science and technology. A passionate advocate of science, Dr. Van Eenennaam was the recipient of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) 2014 Borlaug Communication Award and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) 2019 Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. You can find her on Twitter, @BioBeef.