- B.S., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
- M.S., Animal Breeding, Texas A&M University
- Ph.D., Genetics, Texas A&M University
Dr. David Riley is an associate professor of animal breeding and genetics in the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Riley teaches the graduate quantitative genetics course. Research efforts are focused on the McGregor Genomics Project and include the association of genes, gene combinations, and other molecular variants with beef cattle production traits, especially those traits related to cow reproduction and efficiency. Research interests include the use of genomic information in traditional animal breeding methodology, and epigenetic influence on trait variation in livestock.
Before joining Texas A&M in 2009, Riley worked as Research Geneticist at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Subtropical Agricultural Research Station in Brooksville, Fla.