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About Dr. Ken White

Dr. Ken White
College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Reproductive & Developmental Biology

Kenneth L. White has been a faculty member in the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University (USU) since 1991. Prior to this, Dr. White was a member of the faculty in the Department of Animal Science at Louisiana State University. He is currently Vice President for USU Extension, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, and Director of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station at Utah State University. He received his bachelor’s of science in animal science from Brigham Young University in 1979, and his master’s degree in animal science and PhD in physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1982 and 1986, respectively.

First There Was Dolly: Lessons Learned from Animal Cloning

In 2003, Utah State University received worldwide recognition when three mule foals were cloned as the world’s first live offspring in the equine family that were produced by nuclear transfer. The equine species was thought to be difficult to work with because of the developmental hurdles they present. Since the birth of Gem, Pioneer, and Star, Utah State University scientists have been investigating other important applications of this technology that could enhance animal agriculture, establish models for human disease conditions, and study how genes are turned on and off during early development. Utah State University is now recognized as a world leader in this area of research. White’s presentation will help explain how this research can improve the future quality of animal agriculture and human health.