Dr. Gomes currently serves as Dean of College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has distinguished himself as a scientist, educator, and administrator. Dr. Gomes was the first recipient of the Ohio Sigma Xi Research Award recognizing the state’s outstanding young scientist. He was also named a Fullbright Distinguished Traveling Professor to Zagreb University in Yugoslavia and a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr. Gomes is an accomplished teacher and researcher specializing in basic and applied research in biochemistry, endocrinology, and physiology of animal reproduction. He was co-editor of the four-volume treatise, The Testis, and a four-volume Proceeding of the Tenth International Congress on Animal Reproduction and Artificial Insemination. He has also authored or co-authored nearly 16 book chapters and more than 90 scientific journals articles and abstracts.
Dr. Gomes was the first Head of the combined Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. Dr. Gomes was named Dean of the College of Agriculture in 1989 and is responsible for all aspects of the University’s agricultural programs in the State of Illinois. He was a member of the 1988 Illinois delegation that elevated Egerton College in Kenya to full University status. He has also been instrumental in negotiation agreements between the University of Illinois and institutions in Egypt and the People’s Republic of China.