Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Univeristy: University of Missouri
Section Awarded: National
Jordan M. Thomas, Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award
Jordan M. Thomas completed his Master of Science degree in Animal Science at
the University of Missouri and will ful ll requirements for his PhD at University
of Missouri in August of this year. e focus of Jordan’s research has led to the development of novel strategies to optimize ovulation synchronization for expanded use of sex sorted semen; accomplishments which highlight his scientific ingenuity and scholarly understanding of fundamental reproductive biology. e extent of his research efforts as a graduate student are unparalleled by his peers. To date, Thomas has coordinated experiments involving a total of over 13,000 animals in 17 locations across seven states. Jordan’s research efforts resulted or contributed to 11 peer- reviewed publications, 26 scientific abstracts and 10 proceedings papers for national meetings, one University of Missouri Extension publication, one book chapter, and 45 invited presentations at regional, national, and international forums.