ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Section Awarded: National
Larry P. Reynolds, ASAS Fellow: Research Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Dr. Reynolds’ research career has focused on improving both fertility (i.e., the ability to conceive and to establish a pregnancy) and pregnancy outcomes (i.e., healthy offspring) in livestock. These problems have major scientific, socioeconomic, and health implications for humans as well. Along with numerous collaborators, he helped establish the importance of placental vascular growth and blood flow to placental function. They also developed methods to evaluate the rate of cell turnover in vivo. More recently, he and his colleagues have shown that altered placental vascular development and function are mediators by which maternal stressors such as malnutrition, environmental factors, and assisted reproductive technologies ‘program’ pre- and postnatal well-being and productivity. Through his research, scholarly, and mentoring efforts, and service to his profession, Dr. Reynolds has had a lasting impact on the field, and thus is a deserving recipient of the 2016 ASAS Fellow Award: Research Category.