Professor Samuel Brody
Professor Samuel Brody was a pioneer in studies of environmental physiology and animal bioenergetics. He was an alumnus of the University of California (A.B.; M.A.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).
Professor Brody created a legacy of scientific advancement that was realized by his scholarly publications and the scientists educated in his laboratory.
Metabolism and growth of domestic animals were modeled, for the first time, using cutting-edge methodology and theory.
Techniques and models developed in Professor Brody's laboratory were adapted and applied to domestic livestock.
A testament to the long-standing impact was Professor Brody's book "Bioenergetics and Growth", published in 1945. This 1023 page work represents his first 25 years in the field and is considered by many scientists to be a tour de force in bioenergetics.Cow Spirometer
Professor Brody strove for an integrating principle "which would show by a word or a phrase the interrelatedness of all the phases of growth, development and aging with the energetic efficiencies and profits in milk, meat, eggs, and muscular work production through generalizing equations".Bioenergetics and growth
His now-famous graph that relates metabolism to body size for a wide variety of animals exemplifies this search.Brody graph