Written By Laci Jones
Dr. Fuller Bazer will receive the American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award at the ASAS National Awards Program on July 21. Bazer, a professor at Texas A&M, studies reproductive biology.
Throughout his career, Bazer has published more than 390 peer-reviewed articles. These articles focused on the interactions between uterine environment and pregnancy in livestock. These discoveries changed animal management to increase conceptus survival and pregnancy.
Bazer has discovered a purple acid phosphatase called uteroferrin. Uteroferrin stimulates hematopoiesis, the formation of blood or blood cells. It is produced in response to progesterone that transers iron to the developing conceptus.
Bazer also discovered a pregnancy recognition signal from ruminant conceptuses called estradiol and interferon tau as the pregnancy recognition signal from ruminant conceptuses. He evaluated functional corpora lutea mechanisms for the production of progesterone.
Bazer has served in many leadership positions, including the editorial boards of the Journal of Animal Science and Biology and Reproduction. He is a board member of the Texas Society for Biomedical Research.
Bazer’s previous honors for his contributions to agriculture include the 2003 Wolf Prize, the 1980 ASAS Physiology and Endocrinology Award and a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Bazer received his BS degree from Centenary College of Louisiana. He earned her MS from Louisiana State University and his PhD from North Carolina State University.
The ASAS Morrison Award is awarded to animal scientists who have made a meritorious scientific contribution or discovery in research in the field. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.
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