Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award
Section Awarded: National
Dr. Thomas R. Hansen, Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award
Sponsored by James W. Lauderdale Appreciation Club
Dr. Thomas Hansen was raised on a beef cattle farm. Tod earned a B.S. degree in Animal Science at Colorado State University (CSU) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University in Reproductive Physiology. His postdoctoral training was in Molecular Biology at the University of Missouri. In 1990, Dr. Hansen joined the Animal Science Department at the University of Wyoming (UW) and rapidly rose through the ranks to Professor. At UW, he used cattle and sheep to examine mechanisms associated with implantation and placentation, maternal uterine and ovarian responses to early pregnancy, and fetal and maternal responses to infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus. In 2005, Tod became Director of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory at CSU where he expanded his research to evaluate changes in gene expression in endometrium and blood of mares during pregnancy. He has published 95 articles in refereed journals and trained 10 MS, 8 PhD, and 5 postdoctoral students.