Animal Growth and Development Award
Section Awarded: National
Michael E. Spurlock, Animal Growth and Development Award
Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Michael Spurlock earned BS (1981), MS (1987), and PhD degrees (1989) from the University of Missouri, joined Purdue University in 1995, and relocated to Iowa State University in 2005. His research has contributed substantially to our understanding of how tissue-specific changes in nutrient utilization coincide with altered growth potential in adipose and muscle tissue during an innate immune challenge. He has published 52 refereed manuscripts and 60 abstracts and has 3 patents. He has twice received the National Pork Producers’ Council Innovative Basic Research Award, a Research Award from Purdue University, and the Bailey Award from Iowa State University. Spurlock is currently president of the Midwest Section of ASAS.