Animal Growth and Development Award
Univeristy: North Carolina State University
Section Awarded: National
Jack Odle, Animal Growth and Development Award
Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Jack Odle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Animal Science at North Carolina State University, with a career focus in developmental nutrition and biochemistry. His research has relevance to both agriculture and medical science in that his laboratory uses the piglet as a model to study metabolism throughout postnatal development. His research efforts are focused on the ontogeny of lipid metabolism and on growth and development of the injured intestine. He has garnered more than $6 million for research, has published 100 peer-reviewed papers and 200 abstracts and technical reports, and has trained 34 students. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Animal Science and the Journal of Nutrition, including six years as associate editor.