Daniel Gianola receives fifth honorary doctorate

Daniel Gianola, professor of animal sciences and dairy science, was bestowed his fifth honorary doctorate, a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Ǻrhus, Denmark on September 10, 2010. The recognition was for his groundbreaking work on Bayesian methods and Markov chain Monte Carlo procedures applied to quantitative genetic analysis of animal breeding data and for the impact of his work on genetic improvement programs of functional traits in livestock. Gianola has received numerous national and international awards, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (Germany) and the Chaire d’Excellence Pierre de Fermat (France).