Womack in Lab
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Dr. James Womack received a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Abilene Christian College in 1964, and his Ph. D. in Genetics at Oregon State Univeristy in 1968. Dr. Womack then joined the Department of Biology at Abilene Christian College as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1971. He joined the Jackson Laboratory as a Visiting Scientist in 1973 and became a Staff Scientist in 1975 before joining the Texas A&M University faculty in 1977 as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor in 1981 and two years later received the W. P. Luse Endowed Professorship. From 1989 to 1996 he was Director of the Center for Animal Genetics at the Institute of Biosciences & Technology. He was named Interim Associate Department Head for the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Womack has been a Member of National Academy of Sciences since 1999 and received the Wolf Prize in Agriculture in 2001. He became a joint faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine in 1991. His scholarly interests are comparative mammalian genomics with emphasis on biovids and laboratory animals. The study of evolution of gene families and genomic variation underlying disease resistance. Investigation of genetic mechanisms in innate immunity with focus on livestock, select agents, and agricultural biosecurity.
DescriptionDr. James Womack examines electrophoresis gels while furthering his work on mapping the bovine genome. Physical description: color prints (photographs), 15X22.5mm
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Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
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