Clint Rhode (South Africa)

Clint graduated with a doctorate in genetics in 2013 from the Department of Genetics at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Currently, he is an associate professor of genetics at Stellenbosch University, where he also serves as Departmental Executive for Teaching and Learning. He has a research interest in animal genetics (particularly aqua- and vermiculture genetics), with a primary disciplinary specialisation in population- and quantitative genetics. Clint is a Hofmeyr-van Schaik medal laureate (awarded by the South African Genetics Society for academic excellence) and was a recipient of the National Research Foundation Innovation Scholarship; and is currently rated as a ‘promising young researcher’ by the National Research Foundation (South Africa). Furthermore, he is registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as a professional scientist in the biological sciences; he holds granted membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society, is a member of the International Society for Animal Genetics and the Southern African Aquaculture Association. He is also the incumbent President of the South African Genetics Society.


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