Award Winner Detail

Award: Animal Growth and Development Award
Univeristy: Texas A&M University
Year: 2021
Section Awarded: National

Reinaldo F. Cooke, Animal Growth and Development Award

Sponsored by: DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

Dr. Reinaldo F. Cooke is an Associate Professor with Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science. Dr. Cooke developed an internationally recognized academic program with a specific emphasis on growing Bos taurus and B. indicus cattle. Through excellence in research and educational ventures, his accomplishments are leading to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in cattle growth and development in the US and across the world. To date, Dr. Cooke published > 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, secured > $6 million in funding, and mentored 26 graduate students, 3 postdoctoral students, and 40 research interns. Dr. Cooke has served as Section Editor for the Journal of Animal Science since 2014. He is also Past-President for the ASAS Western Section and received the ASAS Animal Management Award in 2020, ASAS Early Career Achievement Award in 2018, ASAS Western Section - Extension Award in 2017, and ASAS Western Section - Young Scientist Award in 2016.

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