L. E. Casida Award
Univeristy: Colorado State University
Section Awarded: National
George Seidel, L. E. Casida Award
Sponsored by: L.E. Casida Award
Dr. George Seidel, Jr was raised on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and currently owns a cattle ranch, which illustrates his love for cattle. He earned the PhD in reproductive physiology at Cornell University (1970) with graduate research on bull development and ejaculation and deriving embryos from oocytes obtained from young calves. He then was an NIH post-doctoral fellow and studied mechanisms of meiosis at Harvard University. In 1971, Dr. Seidel joined CSU as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1983 and was named a University Distinguished Professor in 1993 for his stellar research and graduate training program in bovine gamete and embryo biology. He has received numerous awards, including being named as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and one of the most influential people in the development of the US beef industry. He published 218 refereed papers, 25 books, 189 chapters and trained 40 postdoctoral, 15 PhD and 25 MS students.