Paul E. Bernier was born in St. Michel de Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada on October 22, 1911. He received the B.S. in Agriculture from Universite Laval, Quebec, in 1932. He attended MacDonald College, McGill University in 1935 and 1936 as a graduate student in genetics, then moved to the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained his Ph.D. in genetics in 1947. He began his career at Oregon State College in 1947 and in 1955 became Professor of Poultry Genetics. Bernier was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 1977.
Bernier was a lecturer in Poultry Husbandry from 1932 to 1945. During that period he was active in the field as secretary-treasurer of the Quebec R.O.P. Poultry Breeders' Association, as consultant geneticist to the Quebec Purebred Livestock Breeders' Association and to the Quebec Provincial Fur Research Farm, secretary of the Poultry Advisory Committee of the Quebec Department of Agriculture, and also as a member of the poultry section of the Quebec Feed Board.
In 1951 he won the Poultry Science Association Research prize for Outstanding Published Research.
Return to Paul E. Bernier Papers Home