Early Career Achievement Award
Section Awarded: National
Min Du, Early Career Achievement Award
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science Foundation
Min Du earned his BS and MS in China and his PhD from Iowa State University in 2001. After postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta, Canada, he was hired as an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming in 2003 and was promoted to associate professor in 2009. His research focuses on the mechanisms controlling skeletal muscle growth and development. He has earned grant dollars totaling $2.25 million as the principal investigator. He has published 108 peer-reviewed publications and 107 scientific meeting abstracts. He was the recipient of the Young Scientist Award, Western Section ASAS, and the Outstanding Advisor Award from the College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming in 2008.