July 12, 2017

Dr. Gary Williams named ASAS Fellow

Dr. Gary L. Williams is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award —Research Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

Dr. Williams is a Regents Fellow, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beeville and Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University-College Station. Dr. Williams is nationally and internationally recognized for his research with beef cattle, including the neuroendocrinology and physiology of suckling-mediated anovulation, the role of dietary fat intake/metabolism in regulating postpartum ovarian physiology, the nutritional programming of puberty, and the development of Bee Synch for synchronization of ovulation of Bos indicus-influenced cattle. His laboratory is the recognized authority in the field of neuroendocrine signaling pathways that control the nutritional programming of puberty in the beef heifer. Dr. Williams’ research has also made notable contributions to our understanding of seasonal reproduction in the mare and methodologies for its control. He has successfully mentored 43 M.S., Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees. 

The ASAS Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to animal science and the livestock industry over an extended period of time.

The ASAS Fellow Award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate

kims@asas.org