Christian Maltecca receives the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Christian Maltecca as the 2020 recipient of the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding. Maltecca will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding was created to recognize outstanding research in animal breeding. The winner must have done research work published in the 10 years immediately preceding the year of recognition, performed research in any area of animal breeding and genetics that had or has the potential for improvement of dairy cattle, and have been a member of ADSA for at least 5 years. The winner must also be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico and/or formally involved in projects in collaboration with North American researchers or organizations.

Christian Maltecca is a professor of quantitative genetics and breeding in the animal science department as well as part of the genetics and bioinformatics programs and the Comparative Medicine Institute at North Carolina State University. In addition, he is adjunct professor at the University of Guelph and adjunct member of the PhD School of Animal Science of the University of Padua. His main areas of interest are the genetic improvement of functional traits as well as optimizing methods and breeding scheme designs under genomic selection. Maltecca has published more than 100 refereed papers in scientific journals; about 30% of these papers were published in the Journal of Dairy Science®.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding present Christian Maltecca with the 2020 J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding.


About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.