Lewis Receives the ASAS Fellow Award for Research from the American Society of Animal Science Monday, May 23, 2022
Dr. Ronald M. Lewis is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science ASAS Fellow Award for Research, presented during the 2022 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show.
Known internationally for his research and teaching, Dr. Lewis earned a B.S. degree in Animal Science at the University of California-Davis, a M.S. in Animal Breeding at Texas A&M, and Ph.D. in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. A professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2014, his career as a geneticist has included positions at the Western Australia Department of Agriculture, Scottish Agriculture College in Edinburgh, and at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Lewis has published 93 peer-reviewed journal articles and secured over $16.5 million in grant funding. His pioneering leadership led to deployment of genomic selection in the US sheep industry and development of online education that reached students from over 30 US and 5 international academic institutions His mentees have extended his legacy via success in their own careers in academia and industry. Dr. Lewis's tremendous contributions to Animal Science have been recognized through several awards including the 2021 ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award.
The ASAS Fellow Award for Research recognizes a member of ASAS who has rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to the American Society of Animal Science and had continuous membership in the Society for a minimum of twenty-five years. This award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.