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About James M Reecy

Reecy joined Iowa State University in 1999. Since then, his research has focused on the molecular and quantitative genetics of beef cattle, as well as early heart development, skeletal muscle growth and livestock bioinformatics. Reecy is especially interested in the genetic information on cattle. Through this research and selective breeding, Reecy is optimistic that beef can become a more healthful food within a few years by using genetic information.


Present Director of the Office of Biotechnology, Iowa State University
Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science

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  • ANS 114L/Working with Animals
  • ANS 211/Issues Facing Animal Science
  • ANS 345/Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
  • ANS 411/Addressing Issues in Animal Science
  • ANS 445/545X/Growth and Development of Domestic Animals
  • ANS 653 Module B/Applied Beef and Dairy Cattle Breeding
  • ANS 658/Seminar in Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • GEN 690 Seminar in Genetics

Contact Information

2255 Kildee Hall
Ames, IA 50011


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