Dr. Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu is a senior Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and adjunct Professor at McGill and Laval Universities. Her educational journey started with high school education in Cameroon followed by B. Agric (First class honors; Animal Science) and MSc (Animal Genetics and Breeding) degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, doctorate degree (Molecular Genetics) from Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany and postdoctoral research in bovine genomics at McGill University, Canada
Her research focuses on applying OMICs and emerging technologies to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying animal diseases, uncover the contribution of epigenetic factors to phenotypic variation in livestock health and production traits, and to develop next generation strategies, biomarkers and therapeutics for addressing animal health and improvement management. Dr Ibeagha-Awemu is frequently invited to expert consultancy meetings/panels both nationally and internationally and to render technology transfer activities. She has led many research and development programs, participated in many expert committees and professional societies and held leadership positions in many organizations including service as the President of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and member of the Animal Seed Working Group of The African Seed and Biotechnology Partnership Platform of the African Union.
Dr Ibeagha-Awemu has contributed significantly to scientific innovation through authorship/co-authorship of 210 scientific communications including 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as numerous invited presentations to audiences in many countries. She has made significant contributions through training of Canadian and International Animal Scientist/Molecular Geneticist in universities and government, with several of them holding faculty or research scientist positions in universities, government and industry. Her contributions have been recognized through many awards including the 2021 Award for Technical Innovation in Enhancing the Production of Safe and Affordable Food by the Canadian Society of Animal Science.