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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Shogo Tsuruta as the 2021 recipient of the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding. Tsuruta 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 five 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.
Shogo Tsuruta has been active in the field of breeding and genetics in dairy cattle for more than three decades. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in Japan, where his career began in genetic evaluation of Holsteins. He then moved to the United States for further education. Since completing his PhD at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, he has worked at the University of Georgia, where he is currently a research scientist. He is known for pioneering studies in dairy genetics and genomics, for developing powerful computer programs, and for his generous support of those programs to many junior and senior scientists.
It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding present Shogo Tsuruta with the 2021 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.