||Arnold M. Saxton earned an M.S. in fish genetics at the University of Washington at Seattle before continuing Ph.D. studies in animal
breeding at North Carolina State University. It was at NCSU in 1980 that he ran his first SAS program, and he has actively used SAS
ever since for statistical and genetic analyses. Having served on the faculty of the Experimental Statistics Department at Louisiana
State University for a few years, Dr. Saxton moved to the University of Tennessee where he is now a professor of animal science. A
long-term goal is to develop realistic models of complex traits, with direct benefits to agriculture and human medicine.