Harry, David

Director - Forest molecular breeding and outreach

Office Location: 
348 Richardson Hall
Email Address: 
Educational Background: 
  • B.S. 1974, University of Washington
  • M.S. 1978, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. 1984, University of California, Berkeley
  • Research Interests: 
    My interests lie at the interface of research and the application of molecular genetics and genomics tools. Such tools are useful for understanding and managing genetic resources in wildland populations, in applied breeding, and in genetic engineering. When used appropriately, these tools offer opportunities to both increase productivity as well as to conserve biodiversity.
    Current/Recent Programs: 
    1. Panel Manager, 2006 and 2007, USDA NRI Animal Genome. Arranged and managed expert panels to review and evaluate proposals in Animal Genomics. Facilitated awards totaling over $20 million
    2. Associate Director, Outreach in Biotechnology
    3. Team Leader, Rapid Threat Assessment of GM Plants in Wildland Ecosystems
    4. Team Leader, Education Activities, Conifer Translational Genomics Network
    Selected Publications: 
    1. McElroy, J.P., J.-J. Kim, D.E. Harry, S. Brown, J.C.M. Dekkers, and S.J. Lamont. 2006. Identification of trait loci affecting white meat percent and other growth and carcass traits in commercial broiler chickens. Poultry Science 85: 593-605.
    2. Reed, K.M., L.D. Chaves, M.K. Hall, T.P. Knutson, and D.E. Harry. 2005. A comparative genetic map of the turkey genome. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 111(2): 118-127.
    3. Reed, K.M., L.D. Chaves, J.R. Garbe, Y. Da, and D.E. Harry. 2003. Allelic variation and genetic linkage of avian microsatellites in a new turkey population for genetic mapping. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 102: 331-339.
    4. Harry, D.E., D. Zaitlin, P.J. Marini, and K.M. Reed. 2003. A first-generation map of the turkey genome. Genome 46(5): 879-889.
    5. Temesgen, B., G.R. Brown, D.E. Harry, C.S. Kinlaw, M.M. Sewell, and D.B. Neale. 2001. Genetic mapping of expressed sequence tag polymorphism (ESTP) markers in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 102: 664-675.