Pedro L. P. Fontes Receives the ASAS Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award from the American Society of Animal Science
July, 2019 – Pedro L. P. Fontes is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award, presented to him Thursday, July 10, during the Physiology and Endocrinology Session III, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas
Pedro L. P. Fontes received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from São Paulo State University (UNESP -Brazil) in 2014, where he also worked as Director of Beef Production in a junior consultancy company, Conapec Jr. He then worked as a Graduate Research Assistant and Masters Student at University of Florida, with a research focus on beef cattle reproductive physiology. Exposure to research and extension during his Masters sparked his interest on pursuing a Ph.D. Therefore, he is currently working with Dr. Lamb as a Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, where his research focuses on strategies to improve reproductive efficiency in beef production systems, as well as the mechanisms controlling in utero programming of postnatal performance in cattle. During his graduate career, Pedro has published 10 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, 1 book chapter, 3 conference proceeding, 33 abstracts, and 19 extension articles.
The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding achievement as a young scholar working in the research areas of physiology, endocrinology and/or reproduction. This award is sponsored by the Robert Wettemann Appreciation Club.