L. E. Casida Award
Univeristy: Oklahoma State University
Section Awarded: National
Robert Wettemann, L. E. Casida Award
Sponsored by: L.E. Casida Award
Dr. Robert P. Wettemann obtained a B.S. at the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. and Ph.D. (1972) at Michigan State University. He was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University in 1972, and is a Regents Professor Emeritus. His research focus is endocrine mechanisms controlling reproduction in cattle and mentoring graduate students. This research established use of body condition to evaluate supplemental feeding of beef cows and that hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction causes anestrus. Dr. Wettemann has been the major advisor for 27 M.S. and 20 Ph.D. students; 23 students are, or were, on faculties of universities. He has coauthored more than 650 scientific publications. He received the Physiology and Endocrinology Award, the Animal Management Award, the Distinguished Service Award by the Southern ASAS, was President of ASAS and ARPAS, and is an ASAS Fellow. He and his wife, Grace, have one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren.