Max Rothschild

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Animal Science
  • 2255 Kildee Hall
  • Phone 515-294-6202
  • Email
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Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Ph.D., Animal Breeding, minors in Genetics, Statistics, 1978
University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.S., Animal Science, 1975
University of California, Davis; B.S., Animal Science, background in genetics, 1974

Awards/Special Recognition

  • Morrison Award, American Society of Animal Science, 2015
  • Iowa State University Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property, 2013
  • USAID Meritorious Honor team award, 2013
  • College of Agriculture and Life Science Team Award, 2013
  • Federal Labs Consortium for Technology Transfer Excellence in Tech Transfer for iSNP Consortium, ARS, ISU. INRA, UIL, WU, 2011
  • Jefferson Science Fellow, 2011-2012 in DC, continues or 4 additional years
  • American Society of Agricultural Editors, Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • American Society of Animal Science International Animal Agriculture Award, 2008
  • M.E.Ensminger Endowed Chair in Animal Agriculture, 2007
  • American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award, 2007
  • ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll Faculty Award 2007
  • Iowa State University International Service Award, 2007
  • College of Agriculture Faculty Award for Diversity Enhancement, 2006
  • NSIF Distinguished Service Award, 2005
  • Huazhong (Central China) Agricultural University Guest Professor, 2005-2008
  • ISU Research Foundation Award, 2003
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit, 2003
  • College of Agriculture, Excellence in International Agriculture Award, 2003
  • Iowa Inventor of the Year, 2002
  • R&D 100 Award for PT1 (MC4R) gene discovery, 2002
  • A. B. Chapman lecturer, University of Wisconsin, May 2002
  • F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, 1999
  • R&D 100 Award for LS1 (ESR) gene discovery, 1999
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998
  • USDA Honor Team Award, 1997
  • American Society of Animal Science Animal Breeding and Genetics Award, 1995
  • Finalist, Lilly Young Animal Science Research Award, 1991
  • Midwestern Region American Society of Animal Science Young Researcher Award, 1990
  • Iowa State University Livestock Service Award presented by Walnut Grove Feeds, 1985

Global Engagement
Dr. Rothschild has traveled widely and conducted research, taught, and presented numerous invited papers in over 50 countries worldwide. He also has been active developing livestock projects in developing countries and has been associated with the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods working in Uganda with families to learn livestock production. From 2011-2012 Dr. Rothschild was a Jefferson Science Fellow working at the US Agency for International Development. Most recently he has served as co-director for the Global Food Security Consortium centered at Iowa State University.