G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D., is director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the state’s premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources and the life sciences. Lamb served as head of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University from 2017 to 2022, when he transitioned to leading AgriLife Research.
Lamb’s impacts as AgriLife Research director include overseeing a record $160 million in competitive grants and the largest competitive award in the agency’s history — $65 million for climate smart agriculture and natural resources development. He has also championed modernized research infrastructure across Texas at 13 regional research and extension centers and at the agency headquarters in College Station.
He helmed the launches of the Texas A&M AgriLife precision phenotyping greenhouse and the on-campus cryogenic electron microscopy facility, as well as the establishment of the Texas A&M Institute for Equine Sciences. Lamb also has guided the procurement of the Thomas Ranch and Dolle Barker Farm to support regenerative agricultural research, extension and education initiatives.
Lamb continues to foster graduate student opportunities for research across Texas to develop the next generation of research leaders.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science at Middle Tennessee State University, followed by a master’s and a doctorate in reproductive physiology from Kansas State University.