Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: Texas A&M University
Section Awarded: National
Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by Agri-King, Inc.
Dr. Wang recently graduated with a Ph.D. in the Physiology of Reproduction under the mentorship of Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (Beijing, China) and completed an internship at Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo, Japan) before joining Texas A&M University. Dr. Wang’s research focused on mechanisms associated with the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy in ruminants and pigs. He has received world-wide recognition as the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Merit Award and 2015 Alltech Young Scientist. He also received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award from Texas A&M University this April. To date, he has published 30 peer-reviewed papers (10 as first-author and 20 as co-author), one book chapter, and 14 research abstracts. Dr. Wang is now a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and his long-term goal is to become a leading animal scientist who will make a world of difference.