H. Allen and Ann Tucker Lectureship in Animal Sciences
Date: March 7, 2013 - March 20, 2013
Location: 1279 Anthony Hall
A seminar series, sponsored by the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Animal Science, is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20.
“Problems and Advances in Reproductive Technologies in the Dairy Industry,” featuring Professor Emeritus William W. Thatcher in 1279 Anthony Hall on the MSU campus.
Thatcher will discuss the new technologies in physiology, nutrition and genetics that are reversing the significant decline in fertility in dairy cows. Genomic selection for production, health and reproductive traits will continue to be the wave of the future as genomics and bioinformatic tools are expanded and refined.
Thatcher, a prestigious award-winning professor, focuses his research on the effects of the postpartum period, nutrition and heat stress on function of ovarian follicles as well as the corpus luteum and embryo survival.
Thatcher is a graduate research professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and a doctorate from MSU. The series is made possible by the H. Allen and Ann Tucker Lectureship in Animal Sciences and is presented annually.
All guests are invited to attend a reception with Thatcher in room 2315 Anthony Hall, immediately following the seminar and concluding at 2 p.m.