By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
August 18, 2016 – Dr. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang was named the recipient of the 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Wang recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction under the mentorship of Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (Beijing, China) and completed an internship at Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo, Japan) before joining Texas A&M University. Dr. Wang’s research focused on mechanisms associated with the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy in ruminants and pigs.
Dr. Wang has received world-wide recognition as the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Merit Award and 2015 Alltech Young Scientist. He also received Distinguished Graduate Student Award from Texas A&M University this April. To date, he has published 30 peer-reviewed papers (10 as first-author and 20 as co-author), one book chapter, and 14 research abstracts. Dr. Wang is now a postdoctoral fellow in National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and his long-term goal is to become a leading animal scientist who will make a world of difference.
The Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award recognizes achievement of outstanding graduate students working toward the mission of the ASAS to foster the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being. The Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award is sponsored by Agri-King, Inc.
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