Evaluation Team Member
Dr Rex Dunham, a Professor in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences Auburn University, USA has 38 years of experience in the area of Aquaculture and Fisheries Genetics. His areas of expertise include quantitative genetics and selective breeding, genetic biotechnology, genetic engineering, genomics, population genetics, aquaculture and reproduction. He has directed research projects and served on review teams and panels in a multitude of countries. Rex has published more than 300 scholarly works, including 159 peer reviewed journal articles as well as refereed symposium papers, book chapters and major reports. Rex has won numerous research awards and recognitions, and has served as the President of the International Association of Genetics in Aquaculture during 2009-2012. He has considerable experience in assisting in the transfer and utilization of improved fish germplasm in developed and developing countries, and his research on genetics, selection and reproduction of catfish and hybrid catfish has been widely applied in the US catfish industry. Rex served on the Board of Trustees, GIFT (Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia) Foundation International, Philippines and led the final stages of the GIFT project.