Philip Jeffrey Berger, PhD


Title: Animal Science Educator, Geneticist
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

Philip Berger, Animal Science Educator and Geneticist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in animal breeding and genetics.

Dr. Berger had worked on a farm since he was 10 years old, so pursuing a career in the agriculture field was something he always had in mind. While in his junior year of college, he realized he could contribute more as a scientist. He first graduated from Delaware Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in 1965 and continued at Ohio State University, receiving a Master of Science in 1967 and a PhD in 1970. While studying at Ohio State, Dr. Berger began his career in academia, working as a research and teaching assistant from 1965 to 1970. While there, he developed a national program to evaluate ferry cattle sires that predicts what will make it easier for a cow to deliver without assistance, or easier to deliver.

In 1972, Dr. Berger joined the faculty of Iowa State University. He remained at the institution until attaining the professor emeritus status in 2010. He had been made a full professor at 1982. In addition to this position, he has consulted, developed computer applications and helped manage the division of animal production of the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization. He has also contributed his services as a scientist for Bet Dagan, the Animal Production Conference and a variety of other programs.

For his work, Dr. Berger received the J.L. Lugh Award for Animal Breeding and Genetics from the American Dairy Science Association. He also was selected as a fellow of the association. In his career, he has maintained with the American Dairy Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science, Sigma Xi and Delta Tau Alpha. He has contributed to various industry publications.

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