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Further Appointment to Cobb Research Team

by 5m Editor
21 January 2011, at 1:46pm

US - Dr Hilary Pavlidis has been appointed pedigree geneticist at Cobb's Three Springs Farm in Oklahoma, USA.

The move is a return to the farm where she became the company's first research and development intern in 2000.


Dr Hilary Pavlidis

She then obtained a BS in animal and poultry science at Virginia Tech in 2001, an MS in poultry breeding and genetics at the University of Arkansas in 2003 and PhD there in 2006.

Her work involved using DNA technology to investigate feed efficiency and ascites, and also developing broiler lines divergently selected for muscle colour.

For the past three years she has been working as a geneticist for Nicholas Turkeys in North America and also BUT in the UK.

In August Cobb announced the expansion of its research team in two continents, with Dr Mark Cooper promoted to director of genetics for the USA and European pedigree genetics teams, Dr Robyn Sapp becoming pedigree geneticist for the new Tennessee complex and Marieke Meeuwes geneticist at the research farm in the Netherlands.