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Mark Allan, Ph.D., Joins Pfizer Animal Genetics

NEW YORK (December 9, 2008)—Pfizer Animal Genetics announced today the hiring of Mark Allan, Ph.D., as Associate Global Director of Technical Services. Dr. Allan joins the team with a rich background in and knowledge of the animal genomics business. In his new position, Dr. Allan will be responsible for working with the Global Director, Technical Services, with technical support for the Pfizer Animal Genetics sales team, customers and key industry constituents, as well as creating market awareness for the current and future genetic marker technology portfolio.

“Dr. Allan brings a unique level of animal genomics experience to this position,” says Dr. Ronnie Green, global director, technical services, for Pfizer Animal Genetics. “His extensive research background and experience within the purebred cattle industry will be invaluable to us in creating genomic solutions for the livestock industry.”

For the past five years Dr. Allan has served as a Research Geneticist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb. In this position he provided leadership in DNA mapping of production traits in beef cattle, with a large portion of his work focused on feed efficiency and reproductive rate. Dr. Allan earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.

Pfizer Animal Genetics is a business unit of Pfizer Animal Health, a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines. Pfizer Inc is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company.

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