Dr. Min Du, Washington State University, is the 2017 recipient of the Animal Growth and Development Award. ASAS held its Awards Ceremony on July 9 during the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting.
Dr. Du earned his B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta, he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. In 2011, he moved to Washington State University as a Professor and Endowed (Funded) Chair.
Dr. Du's research focuses on stem cell differentiation and muscle and adipose tissue development, and is well funded by USDA and NIH awards (greater than $22 million). Dr. Du has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and published 194 peer-reviewed articles. He s a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.
Dr. Du was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Science, and is a reviewer or panel member for more than 40 scientific journals and funding agencies.
He was the recipient of the Young Scientist Award, Early Career Achievement Award from ASAS, and UW Outstanding Advisor Award.
The Animal Growth and Development Award recognizes research excellence in animal growth and development.
The Animal Growth and Development Award is sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.
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