Troy Rowan, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee’s Genomics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture
Dr. Troy Rowan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee’s Genomics Center for the Advancement of Agriculture. He holds dual appointments in the Department of Animal Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department. His research uses genomic and computational approaches to understand the biology that underlies complex traits in beef cattle. He is particularly interested in local adaptation, heterosis, and measuring & predicting novel phenotypes that improve beef cattle sustainability. His work aims to deliver tangible solutions to U.S. beef cattle producers while answering fundamental biological questions. In addition to his research, Dr. Rowan serves as the state extension beef cattle genetics specialist, performing producer education and outreach in Tennessee and nationwide.