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G. Cliff Lamb

Lamb, G. Cliff
G. Cliff Lamb
Professor & Head
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133C
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Phone:
979-845-1543
Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Animal Science, Middle Tennessee State University
Graduate Education
M.S. in Reproductive Physiology, Kansas State University
Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology, Kansas State University
Awards
American Society of Animal Science Animal Management Award (2015)
Florida Cattlemen’s Association Researcher of the Year (2015)
Dallas Townsend Extension Professional Enhancement Award (2015)
Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents Outstanding State Specialist (2014)
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor (2014)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts (2013)
Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents - Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture Award Team Award (2011)
LEAD21 Land Grant Leadership Program Fellow (2011)
National Association of County Agricultural Agents – USDA SARE/NACAA Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture Award Team Award (2011)
American Society of Animal Science – Early Career Achievement Award (2009)
Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Faculty Member – Animal Science Graduate Student Club (2007)
American Society of Animal Science – Midwest Section Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award (2007)
Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Outstanding Service Award (2006)
Minnesota Junior Angus Association Outstanding Service Award (2004)
Animal Sciences and Industry Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award (1997)
Rotary Club Outstanding International Graduate Student Award (1997)
American Society of Animal Science Scholarship Award (1992)
Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Masters Student Award (1996)
Block and Bridle Outstanding Senior Award (1992)
MTSU Outstanding Animal Science Senior Award (1992)
Thrush Foundation Scholarship (1989 - 1992)

Professional Summary

Dr. G. Cliff Lamb received his B.S. in Animal Science from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992. He completed the requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He is currently the head of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.

Formerly, Dr. Lamb served as the Assistant Director and Professor at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. His primary Extension and research efforts focused on applied reproductive physiology in cattle emphasizing synchronization of estrus in replacement heifers and postpartum cows.  In 2013, Dr. Lamb and 6 colleagues received the USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts for their Extension efforts in reproductive management and received the University of Florida Research Foundation Fellowship Award in 2014 and the ASAS Animal Management Award in 2015. His programs have received more than $10 million in grant funds or gifts.  He has published 97 refereed journal articles, along with more than 510 extension and research reports.

Publications and Invited Seminar Summary
Publications
Books Edited, 3
Book Chapters, 9
Refereed Journal Publications, 116
Extension and Miscellaneous Reports, 181
Invited Papers and Proceedings, 186
Scientific Abstracts, 221
Experiment Station Reports, 130
Invited International, National, and State Seminars: 346
Funding Summary
Funded grants $10,957.863
In-Kind Cash or Gifts $3,860,000

Recent Publications

Books Edited
Bazer, F.W., G.C. Lamb, and G. Wu. 2020. Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and innovations. Elsevier Inc. Cambridge, MA (ISBN: 9780128170526)
Book Chapters
Fontes, P.L.P., N. Oosthuizen, and G. C. Lamb. 2020. Reproductive management of beef cattle. In: Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and innovations. Elsevier Inc. Cambridge, MA (Book Chapter)
Wu, G., F.W. Bazer, and G.C. Lamb. 2020. Introduction: Significance, challenges and strategies of animal production in: Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and innovations. Elsevier Inc. Cambridge, MA (Book Chapter)
Refereed Journal Publications
Cooke, R. F., R. C. Cardoso, R. L. A. Cerri,  G. C. Lamb, K. G. Pohler, D. G. Riley, J. L. M. Vasconcelos. 2020. Cattle Adapted to Tropical and Subtropical Environments: Genetic and Reproductive Considerations. J. Anim. Sci. 98(2):skaa015.
Henry, D. D., F. M. Ciriaco, R. C. Araujo, , P. L. P. Fontes, N. Oosthuizen, M. E. Garcia-Ascolani, L. Rostoll-Cangiano, T. M. Schulmeister, J. C. B. Dubeux Jr., G. C. Lamb, and N. DiLorenzo. 2020. Effects of bismuth subsalicylate and calcium-ammonium nitrate on ruminal fermentation of beef cattle. (JAS-2020-4338-accepted)
Oosthuizen, N., P. L. P. Fontes, K. Porter, and G. C. Lamb. 2020. Presynchronization with Prostaglandin F2α and prolonged exposure to exogenous progesterone impacts estrus expression and fertility in beef heifers. Theriogenology 146:88-93.
Oosthuizen, N., R. F. Cooke, K. M. Schubach, P. L. P. Fontes, A. P. Brandão, R. O. Filho, E. A. Colombo, G. A. Franco, S. Reese, K. G. Pohler, and G. C. Lamb. 2020. Effects of estrous expression and intensity of behavioral estrous symptoms on variables associated with fertility in beef cows treated for fixed-time artificial insemination. Anim. Rep. Sci. 214:106308.
Fontes, P. L. P., R. F. Cooke, N. Oosthuizen, C. L. Timlin, N. W. Dias, J. F. Currin, S. Clark, K. G. Pohler, G. C. Lamb, and V. R. G. Mercadante. 2019. Impacts of administering prostaglandin F2α analogue 24 h prior to progesterone insert 1 removal on expression of estrus in beef females. Livestock Sci. 226:82-86. doi: 10.1016/j.livsci.2019.06.007.
Schulmeister, T. M., M. Ruiz-Moreno, G. M. Silva, M. Garcia-Ascolani, F. M. Ciriaco, D. D. Henry, G. C. Lamb, J. C. B. Dubeux Jr., and N. DiLorenzo. 2019. Evaluation of Brassica carinata meal as a protein supplement for growing beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 97:4334-4340. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz280.
Ibrahim, L. A., J. A. Rizo, P. L. P. Fontes, G. C. Lamb, and Bromfield, J.J. 2019. Seminal plasma modulates expression of endometrial inflammatory meditators in the bovine. Biol. Reprod. 100(3):660-671.
Garcia-Ascolani, M. E., T. M. Schulmeister, M. Ruiz-Moreno, D. D. Henry, F. M. Ciriaco, G. M. Silva, E. Block, J. C. B. Dubeux Jr., G. C. Lamb, and N. DiLorenzo. 2019. Effect of inclusion rate of Fermenten on performance, carcass traits, and apparent total tract digestibility of growing Angus crossbred steers. J. Anim. Sci. 97:900-908. doi: 10.1093/jas/sky453
Fontes, P. L. P., N. Oosthuizen, F. M. Ciriaco, C. D. Sanford, L. B. Canal, K. G. Pohler, D. D. Henry, V. R. G. Mercadante, A. D. Ealy, S. E. Johnson, N. DiLorenzo and G. C. Lamb. 2019. Impact of fetal versus maternal contributions of Bos indicus and Bos taurus genetics on embryonic and fetal development. J. Anim. Sci 97:1645-1655.
Schulmeister, T. M., M. Ruiz-Moreno, G. M. Silva, M. Garcia-Ascolani, F. M. Ciriaco, D. D. Henry, G. C. Lamb, J. C. B. Dubeux Jr., and N. DiLorenzo. 2019. Evaluation of Brassica carinata meal on ruminant metabolism and apparent total tract digestibility of nutrients in beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 97:1325-1334. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz009
Fontes, P.L.P., D.D. Henry, F.M. Ciriaco, N. Oosthuizen, R.F. Cooke, V.R.G. Mercadante, N. DiLorenzo and G.C. Lamb. 2018. Effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation on reproductive performance of suckled beef cows. Animal. doi.org/10.1017/S175173111800143X
Oosthuizen, N.,  L. P. Fontes, D. D. Henry, F. M. Ciriaco, C. D. Sanford, L. B. Canal, G. V. de Moraes, N. DiLorenzo, J. F. Currin, S. Clark, W. D. Whittier, V. R. G. Mercadante, G. C. Lamb. 2018. Administration of recombinant bovine somatotropin prior to fixed-time artificial insemination and the effects on fertility, embryo, and fetal size in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 96:1894-1902. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky077
Oosthuizen, N., L. B. Canal, P. L. P. Fontes, C. D. Sanford, N. DiLorenzo, C. R. Dahlen,   G. E. Seidel, and G. C. Lamb. 2018. Prostaglandin F2α 7 days prior to initiation of the 7-day CO-synch + CIDR protocol failed to enhance estrus response and pregnancy rates in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 96:1466-1473. doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky058
Oosthuizen, N., A. C. Lansford, L. B. Canal, P. L. P. Fontes, C. D. Sanford, C. R. Dahlen† N. DiLorenzo, R. N Funston, and G. C. Lamb. 2018. Comparison of two alternate PGF2α products in two estrus synchronization protocols in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 96:1388-1395. doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky059
Piccolo, M.B., J.D. Arthington, G.M. Silva, G.C. Lamb, R.F. Cooke, and P. Moriel. 2018. Preweaning injections of bovine ST enhanced reproductive performance of Bos indicus -influenced replacement beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 96:618-631
Oosthuizen N., P.L.P. Fontes, C.D. Sanford, F.M. Ciriaco, D.D. Henry, L.B. Canal, N. DiLorenzo, and G.C. Lamb. 2018. Estrus synchronization and fixed-time artificial  insemination alter calving distribution in Bos indicus influenced beef heifers. Theriogenology. 106: 210-213. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.10.028.

Professional Organizations
Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association (2017 – present)
Rotary International (2009 – present)
American Embryo Transfer Association (2003 – present)
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (2002 – present)
American Dairy Science Association (1999 – present)
Florida Cattlemen’s Association (2008 – present)
International Embryo Transfer Society (1999 – present)
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (1998 – present)
Minnesota Forage and Grassland Council (1998 – present)
American Society of Animal Science (1995 – present)

Administrative Leadership and Committee Service
Administrators provide significant leadership by serving in multiple roles to provide guidance and change to college, university, state, and federal programs.  Therefore, serving as a chair, president, or member of committees or organizations is an important role for an administrator. Recent appointments include:

President – National Association for the Advancement of Animal Science, 2020-present
Member – Provost’s University Campaign Ambassador, 2020
Member – AgriLife USDA Innovation Agenda Committee, 2020-present
Member – AgriLife Matrix Management committee, 2020-present
Member – COVID-19 Task Force, 2020-present
Member – TAMU AgriLife Department Head Council, 2017-present

Professional and University Service

Chair – Department of Animal Science Beef Cattle Development Committee, 2018-present
Chair – COALS/AgriLife Promotion and Tenure Sub-Committee, 2018
Chair – IFAS Extension Leadership Team Initiative #1, 2012-2017
Chair – IFAS Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2013-2014
Chair – Department of Animals Sciences Awards Committee, 2013-2017
Chair – Extension Leadership Team Initiative #1, 2012-2017
Chair – Faculty Mentoring Committee (Philip Lancaster), 2013 – 2017
Chair – Faculty Mentoring Committee (Samantha Brooks), 2014 – 2015
Chair – NFREC Faculty Advisory Committee, 2011-2017
Chair – NFREC-Marianna Facilities Committee. 2009-2010
Chair – NFREC Assistant Professor in Animal Science Search Committee. 2009-2010
Co-Chair – NFREC-Marianna Beef/Forage Day Organizing Committee, 2008 – 2017
Co-Chair Livestock-Forage Focus Team, 2009 – 2012
Co-Chair International Embryo Transfer Association Preconference Symposium, Orlando 2011
Member – ASAS Physiology Committee, 2014-2017
Member – IFAS Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2011-2013
Member – Assistant Professor of Equine Physiology Committee, 2012-2013
Member – Assistant Professor of Statistical Genetics, 2011-2012
Member – IFAS Faculty Evaluation Form Committee, 2013-2015
Member – IFAS PIE Center Scientific Advisory Council, 2015-present
Member – IFAS Early Career Grant Review Panel, 2012-2014
Member – IFAS Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Review Panel, 2013
Member – IFAS Cortelis International Student Award Committee, 2012
Member – IFAS Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2012
Member – IFAS Extension County Review Team – Jefferson County, 2012
Member – IFAS Faculty Research Advisory Group (IFRAG), 2011-2013
Member – IFAS Research Website Focus Group, 2012
Member – Faculty Mentoring Committee (Raluca Mateescu), 2014-2017
Member – NFREC Assistant Professor of Entomology Search and Screen Committee, 2015
Member – NFREC Faculty Consultative Committee, 2010-2011
Member – NFREC Beef Unit fiscal and supervisory oversight, 2008 – 2017
Member – NFREC Computer Committee. 2009
Member – NFREC Awards Committee. 2009
Member – IFAS Sunbelt Expo Steering Committee, 2010
LEAD-IFAS (Class #6), 2010-2011 Leadership course
Judge of the South Africa Hereford Association National Cattle Show, 2011
CRIS Project Reviews for two faculty members at other institutions, 2010
Editorial Board – Journal of Animal Science, 2004 – 2007, 2014 – 2017
Editorial Board – Professional Animal Scientist, 2003 – 2009
Editorial Board – Animal Reproduction Science, 2004 – 2009