Jerad Dabney Biosketch
Jerad Dabney grew up in Beaumont, Texas, just east of
Houston. He spent much of his time outdoors, hunting and
fishing in the Texas hill country. He came to Texas A&M
in 2002 would set him on a path that blended his passion for
science with wildlife.
During his undergraduate work in Biomedical Sciences department
of the Veterinary College, Jerad became a pupil of Dr. Don Davis, a
wildlife disease aficionado. In the years to come Dr. Davis
would allow Jerad to work on multiple research projects that
involved cervid species.
Upon entrance to the Veterinary Pathobiology Masters program,
Jerad was awarded title of NSF Fellow by the National Science
Foundation under Dr. Larry Johnson, which he held for 2
years. In addition to his collegiate work, he worked weekly
in the Brazos valley with middle school students to foster positive
relationships with scientific education through interactive lessons
After his first African safari experience in 2008, Jerad teamed
up with Dr. Jim Derr to initiate the African Wildlife Conservation
Project. Since that time, their project has gained worldwide
notoriety and support from conservationists, African professional
hunters, sportsmen and multiple academic institutions.