pioneering work in the use of genomic analysis to understand the biology of retroviruses, elucidating their genetic organization, mechanism of replication, recombination, and transduction. His areas of expertise include viruses, viral vectors, and transduction and their role in animal biotechnology.
WILLARD H. EYESTONE is a research associate professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He conducts basic and applied research in animal reproduction, with emphasis on embryo biotechnology. Eyestone was one of the original team members that produced the first transgenic cow as well as the first calves from in vitro-produced embryos. Dr. Eyestone received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in animal science.
ERIC M. HALLERMAN is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also is a member of the Biotechnology Risk Assessment Steering Committee for the USDA. Dr. Hallerman’s research interests include genetic improvement of aquaculture stocks, population genetics as applied to fisheries and wildlife management, genetics education, risk assessment/management and public policy regarding genetically modified fish and shellfish. He received his Ph.D. in fisheries and allied aquacultures from Auburn University in 1984.
TUNG-CHING LEE is Distinguished Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at Rutgers University. He is noted for his effective usage of basic science of chemistry and microbiology in studying applied programs in food technology. Dr. Lee’s research interests include nutritional, safety, and toxicological aspects of food processing, food nutrification, aquaculture, feed technology, and biotechnologic applications in food science and technology. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural chemistry in 1970, from the University of California, Davis.
JOY A. MENCH is a professor in the Animal Science Department at the University of California, Davis. Her particular focus has been in the role of animal behavior, both social and individual, and the effects on animals of stress, crowding, handling, restraint, and other components of captivity. Dr. Mench has worked closely as a scientist and consultant with animal welfare and laboratory animal accreditation organizations over the past 15 years. She received her Ph.D. in neurobiology and ethology from the University of Sussex, England.
WILLIAM M. MUIR is Professor of Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, as well as Director of the High Definition Genomics Center. Dr. Muir’s research interests include the development of transgenic animals for enhancement of the environment and the profitability of farming, assessment of the environmental risk of transgenic