August 10, 2017

Dr. Ryan Dilger receives ASAS Early Career Achievement Award

Dr. Ryan Dilger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of three recipients of the 2017 ASAS Early Career Achievement Award. He accepted the award during the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting, held July 8-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Dilger is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus where he studies the interaction of nutrition, immunology, and neuroscience.

Dr. Dilger received his B.S and M.S degrees at Purdue University, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois under the direction of Dr. David H. Baker. He went on to complete postdoctorate research with Dr. Rodney Johnson at the same institution before joining the University of Illinois faculty in 2010.

Overall, Dr. Dilger's research projects can be broadly categorized into two areas: 1) practical nutrition and health issues facing production animal agriculture, and 2) fundamental nutrition and developmental questions studied using the pig as a translational model to improve human health and well-being.

Dr. Dilger has published 65 peer-reviewed articles and generated $9.6 million in research funding since starting on faculty in 2010.

The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes the achievements of young scholars working toward the mission of ASAS.

The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation.

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