ASAS President's Award for International Achievements in Animal Science
Univeristy: Melbourne University
Section Awarded: National
Ian Clarke, ASAS President's Award for International Achievements in Animal Science
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Iain Clarke was born on a sheep farm in Wairarapa, New Zealand and obtained B. Agric. Sci. at Massey University. He then undertook M. Agric. Sci. studies in reproductive physiology.
Iain immediately took a post-doctoral position and Melbourne University, after obtaining an Australian Wool Corporation Fellowship. He went on to a research position at Prince Henry’s Institute from 1999 until 2005, conducting research in neuroendocrinology (the means by which the brain controls the secretion of hormones). He then moved to Dept Physiology Monash University in 2005 and became Chairman in 2007.
Prof Clarke has established an international profile in the field of Neuroendocrinology and has published more than 460 research papers. He is best known for his unique experimental models in sheep that have provided fundamental underpinning of the textbooks of reproduction.