Early Career Achievement Award
Univeristy: Texas A&M University
Section Awarded: National
Reinaldo F. Cooke, Early Career Achievement Award
Sponsored by: ASAS Foundation
Dr. Reinaldo Cooke is an Associate Professor with the Texas A&M University - Department of Animal Science. Dr. Cooke developed an internationally-recognized academic program, resulting in methods to improve efficiency of beef operations in the US and across the globe. Highlights of Dr. Cooke’s research include: 1) impacts of cattle temperament on productive and reproductive traits, 2) management to alleviate stress-induced inflammation in receiving cattle, and 3) role of omega-6 fatty acids in early pregnancy establishment. To date, Dr. Cooke has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, secured over $4 million in funding, and mentored 12 MS students, 6 PhD students, and 33 research interns. Dr. Cooke serves in the ASAS Western Section Executive Committee, Section Editor for the Journal of Animal Science, and received the ASAS Western Section - Young Scientist Award in 2016 and the ASAS Western Section – Extension Award in 2017.