Alan Emsley

Alan Emsley

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Veterinary Medicine

Adjunct Professor (non-resident)

Alan Emsley, PhD, devoted his career to the application of genetics and statistics to animal agriculture, employed by government and several global leaders in food production.  After serving in leadership roles in the corporate world, he applied his skills in his own company to educating professionals in China and other international locations.  He also served as consultant to clients seeking guidance in applying genetics and statistics to breeding and pharmaceutical industry applications. As a member of the University’s Clinical Placement Team, he has assured more than 400 students of their clinical placements in their final program year.

Genetics, Statistics, Senior Management, Education, Research, Experimental Design.

Gamma Sigma Delta.  

Program Chairman, 1988 National Breeders' Roundtable.

Former member, Users Liaison Group, Avian Diseases and Oncology Lab., Michigan

Former industry representative, USDA National Animal Genome Research Program (NSRP-8). 

1989 President, Poultry Breeders of America. Former member, Research Committee, Poultry Science Association.

Former member, Avian Genetic Resources Task Force

Emsley, Alan, G. E. Dickerson, L. V. Cundiff and J. A. Gosey. 1972. Adjusting yearling weight ratio for selection on weaning weight. J. Anim. Sci. 35: 13-19.

Dickerson, G. E. and J. A. B. Emsley. 1973. Heterosis in layer performance at two levels of protein intake. Poultry Sci. 52: 2020.

Emsley, Alan, G. E. Dickerson and T. S. Kashyap. 1973. Parameters in progeny-test index selection for components of straincross egg production under varying environments in chickens. Proc. Xlllth International Congress of Genetics, Berkeley, California: 572.

Emsley, James Alan Burns. 1973. Effects of heritability, genetic correlation and genotype x environmental interaction on expected response from selection for efficiency of straincross egg production in chickens. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nebraska Library, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Emsley, Alan and G. E. Dickerson. 1974. Predicting a 12-trait aggregate breeding value from indexes composed of fewer than 12 traits in egg production chickens. Proceedings XVth World's Poultry Congress. New Orleans, USA 157-159.

Nagai, J., C. G. Hickman and J. A. B. Emsley. 1974. Cross-fostering used in selection of mice. Genetics II: S47.

Nagai, J., E. J. Eisen, J. A. B. Emsley and A. J. McAllister. 1977. Index selection based on nursing ability and adult weight in mice. Can. J. Genet. Cytol. 19: 578. (Abstract)

Emsley, Alan, G. E. Dickerson and T. S. Kashyap. 1977. Genetic parameters in progeny-test selection for field performance of straincross layers. Poultry Sci. 56: 121-146.

Nagai, J., Eisen, E.J., Emsley, J.A.B. and McAllister, A.J. 1978. Selection for nursing ability and adult weight in mice. Genetics 88: 761-780.

Winter, K. A., A. J. McAllister, T. R. Batra, J. P. Chesnais, J. P. F. Darisse, A. B. Emsley, A. J. Lee, G. L. Roy, J. A. Vesely. 1979. Heifer Growth in Pureline and Crossline Dairy Cattle. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 60: 560 (Abstract)

Batra, T. R., A. J. McAllister, J. P. Chesnais, J. A. B. Emsley and A. J. Lee. 1979. Semen Quality and Body Measurements of Pureline and Crossline Bulls. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 60: 561 (Abstract)

Bennett, G. L., G. E. Dickerson, T. S. Kashyap and A. Emsley. 1980. Expected and observed response to multiple-trait progeny test selection for field performance of straincross layers. In Selection Experiments in Laboratory and Domestic Animals. A. Robertson (ed.) pp. 53-54.

Emsley, Alan, G. E. Dickerson and R. S. Gowe. 1980. Inbreeding effects on layer performance at two levels of protein intake. Poult. Sci. 59:1155-1166.

Lee, A. J., A. J. McAllister, T. R. Batra, J. P. F. Darisse, J. A. B. Emsley, G. L. Roy, K. A. Winter and J. A. Vesely. 1982. Heifer Growth in Several Strains of Holsteins and Ayrshires and in Progeny of Ayrshire Cows Mated to Brown Swiss and Norwegian Red Bulls. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 62:1063-1078

Batra, T. R., A. J. McAllister, J. P. Chesnais, J. P. F. Darisse, J. A. B. Emsley, A. J. Lee, G. L. Roy, J. A. Vesely, and K. A. Winter. 1982. Heifer reproduction through first calving in several strains of Holsteins

Emsley, Alan and G. E. Dickerson. 1974. Predicting a 12-trait aggregate breeding value from indexes composed of fewer than 12 traits in egg production chickens. XVth World's Poultry Congress. New Orleans, USA

Emsley, Alan. 1976. Optimum genetic improvement of layer productivity - Basic parameters, Genotype-environment interaction and alternative selection criteria. 25th Annual National Breeders Roundtable, Kansas City, Missouri. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1991. Genetic Research in Layers for the Year 2000. First Technical Symposium of Egg Production - APA. Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan 1991. Implications of Lymphoid Leukosis on poultry breeding programs. European Veterinary Association Meeting. Lyon, France. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. Aspirations of Breeders in the Poultry Industry as Manipulation of the Avian Genome Continues. Manipulation of the Avian Genome. Keystone Symposium, Lake Tahoe. March, 1991. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. Aspirations of Breeders in the Poultry Industry as Manipulation of the Avian Genome Continues. Special colloquium. University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain. 1991. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1992. Breeding Decisions in the Layer Industry. Jubileum Poultry Conference. Stara Lesna, Czechoslovakia. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1992. Layer Breeding - A Look into the Crystal Ball. 1992 International Egg Commission Conference. St. Malo, France. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, A. 1995. Breeding Layers to Reach Their Full Potential. Yutav 95. International Poultry Congress '95. Istanbul, Turkey. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, A. 1996. Competitive Poultry Genetics - A Multidimensional Challenge. XXth World's Poultry Congress, New Delhi, India. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1997. Genetic Trends for Egg Layers. Seventh Technical Symposium of Egg Production -APA. Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1997. Integration of Classical and Molecular Approaches of Genetic Selection: Egg Production. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Poultry Science Society, Louisville, KY (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1997. Dimensions of Competitive Poultry Genetics. Guest Lecture, Iowa State University. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1997. Into the 21st Century: Poultry breeding is more than genetics. Guest Seminar, Iowa State University. (Invited speaker)

Emsley, Alan. 1998. Commercial Layer Enterprises in China. Guest Seminar, Shijiazhuang and Beijing.

Emsley, Alan. 1998-99. Technical Specialists' Development Program. Modules 1 and 2 - Commercial Layer Management., China.

I have also designed and delivered dozens of technical/business presentations to audiences which included Sygen staff, PIC and Sygen customers, prospective collaborators and business executives for breeding companies around the world.

Genetics, Animal Breeding