The Broiler Research Award, instituted by the National Chicken Council, is given for distinctive research work that has a strong economic impact on the broiler industry.  Research may be conducted in any major discipline and is evaluated primarily on the economic influence the work has had or will have on the industry.  The award is given for research published in the preceding five calendar years.

Dr. Samuel E. Aggrey

Dr. Samuel E. Aggrey

The National Chicken Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 NCC Broiler Research Award is Dr. Samuel E. Aggrey from the University of Georgia.

“We appreciate and recognize Dr. Aggrey’s excellent work and his research commitment to the broiler industry,” said NCC President Mike Brown. “He is a leader in his field.”

Dr. Aggrey received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, BC and was Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Council Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University.  His area of expertise is Quantitative & Molecular Genetics/Bioinformatics and his research interests also include Nutri-Genomics, Functional Genomics-Bioinformatics, and Growth and Skeletal Modeling.

This award will be presented at the Poultry Science Association meeting on July 16, 2014 at an awards celebration in Corpus Christi, Texas.