Macdonald Wick joined Ohio State as a professor in 1998 in the Department of Animal Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California in 1997. His research focuses on muscle development and growth in beef, fish, and poultry, specifically on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying nutrient and genetic influences on muscle growth/development and meat quality. Throughout his career, he has received numerous research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Dr. Wick was a Fulbright Scholar at the largest university in Skopje, Macedonia (2013-14), where he taught, conducted research, and developed an industry/university based internship program based on the model used in the Department of Animal Sciences here at OSU.