Dr. Richard Towner

Dr. Richard Towner


Dr. Richard Towner is a former poultry geneticist with broad breeding experience with several aquaculture species, including shrimp, trout, and tilapia at leading companies in the U.S. and overseas.  

Before joining iAqua in 2010, he was the geneticist for Shrimp Culture Technologies (1998-2005), Shrimp Improvement Systems (2007-2008) and Prima Larva of Lampung, Indonesia (2009-2010).  

After 22 years directing poultry genetics at H & N Inc., Tatum Farms, Inc. and H & N International, Towner semi-retired in 1997 and continued as a consultant through his company, GenTec Consulting.   

Dick Towner received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with majors in both genetics and meat and animal science, and a minor in statistics. 

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