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To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak through Policy. These committees are focused on creating public policy for IYAK and making decisions to develop a thriving IYAK community for the future. Steering Committees decide on the priorities or order of business of an organization and manage the general course of its operations.
To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak Health. These committees are concerned with the health and well being of the IYAK herd and are interesting in educating the community and preserving the quality of living for yak, the breeders and their consumers.
Health Science Committee
Wini Labrecque, advisor
GenBank, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Intrepid Bioinformatics, Louisville, Kentucky, Contact Ted Kalbfleisch, PhD, CEO
Michigan State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Toxicologist, John Buchweitz, PhD.
Neogen Corporation, GeneSeek Operations Lincoln, Nebraska, Researchers, Veronica Basnayake, PhD and Dr. Rich Tai and Contact, Jeremy Walker
University of California, Davis, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Old Davis Road, Davis, California, Cecilia Penedo, Ph.D., Associate Director of Service
University of Kentucky, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Lexington, Kentucky, Contact Debra Maples and Researcher,
University of Kentucky, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Researcher, William Silvia
University Nebraska Lincoln, ANSC Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab, Lincoln, Nebraska, Researcher, Jessica Petersen, PhD
University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Animal Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin, Hasan Khatib, PhD (Chair)
To Preserve, Promote, and Protect Yak through Outreach. These committees focus on outreach to members, media and the population in general. They are concerned with providing resources that will help educate everyone on this special animal, our unique yak population and its global significance.