Early Career Achievement Award
Section Awarded: National
Jason W. Ross, Early Career Achievement Award
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science Foundation
The recipient of the 2014 ASAS Early Career Achievement award is Dr. Jason Ross. Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor active in the teaching, research and outreach mission of the department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Ross’s research program focuses on using both basic and applied research approaches to test hypotheses investigating the biology of (1) pig oocyte maturation and early embryo development, (2) noncoding RNA regulatory capabilities of reproductive function in pigs, (3) epigenetic imprinting of offspring exposed to in utero heat stress, (4) physiological regulation of puberty onset and seasonal infertility in pigs, and (5) the use of pigs as animal models for disease and physiology. Ross has been author or co-author on 44 peer-reviewed publications and has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on 20 grants. His program has been funded by industry, commodity groups, the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health.