Prof Max Rothschild
Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
Max Rothschild is a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Science and holds the ME Ensminger Chair in International Animal Agriculture. Rothschild received his B.S. in animal science at the University of California, Davis in 1974 and his M.S. at the University of Wisconsin in animal science in 1975. In 1978 he obtained his Ph.D. in animal breeding from Cornell University. In 1980 he joined the Department of Animal Science at the Iowa State University. From 1993 to 2013 Rothschild has served as the USDA Pig Genome Mapping Coordinator. Rothschild has devoted his research and teaching career to the field of animal breeding and molecular genetics. His research has been directed towards identifying genes controlling traits of economic importance in the pig, and several other livestock species. He has presented numerous invited papers in 60 countries and has 400 refereed publications and 12 US patents. He has many awards including being elected to the National Academy of Inventors 2017. Rothschild also has been active in reviewing and developing livestock research around the world and development projects in developing countries. He has also been associated with the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods working in Uganda with families to learn livestock production.