- Professor, Animal Genomics
- Room 432 Kleberg
- (979) 862-7129
- Undergraduate Education
- Honors (class I) Bachelor of Biotechnology, Flinders University of South Australia
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Animal Molecular Genetics, University of Adelaide
Dr. Clare Gill is a professor of animal genomics and a member of the interdisciplinary programs in genetics and biotechnology. From 2009-2012, Dr. Gill co-directed the Whole Systems Genomics Initial University Multidisciplinary Research Initiative. Dr. Gill received her Honors (class I) degree in Bachelor of Biotechnology from Flinders University of South Australia in 1995. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2001 with a doctorate in animal molecular genetics.
Dr. Gill teaches an undergraduate senior seminar course and a graduate course in applied animal genomics. Her primary research interest is in development and application of efficient molecular tools for comparative genomics. She is also the principal investigator of the McGregor Genomics Project, which is a collaborative effort to map genes for production efficiency in cattle.
She was awarded a chancellor’s letter of commendation from Flinders University and the AMGEN Australia prize for excellence in biotechnology research. She has twice been a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year awards for outstanding achievement in science and technology. She received the 2009 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Team Research as part of McGregor Genomics Project team. Dr. Gill served on the technical committee for the bovine genome project and was a member of the International Bovine Hapmap Consortium. Dr. Gill is a member of the International Society of Animal Genetics, the American Society of Animal Science and the Texas Genetics Society.
In July 2011, Dr. Gill became an ADVANCE Administrative Fellow and Associate Vice President for Diversity. In September 2013, Dr. Gill accepted the position of faculty ombuds officer.