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Dr. Niswender Honored by Society for the Study of Reproduction
Dr. Gordon Niswender, former director of Colorado State University's Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor, has been awarded the Carl G. Hartman Award by the Society for the Study of Reproduction. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society, was given in recognition of Dr. Niswender’s research career and scholarly activity in the field of reproductive biology.
“We are proud that Dr. Niswender has once again been honored with such a prestigious award,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Dr. Niswender has given so much to Colorado State University and to this College, and we are honored to have an individual of his caliber on our faculty.”
Under Dr. Niswender’s leadership, the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory became an integral part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. In 1989, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education selected the ARBL to be a state supported Program of Excellence. The University named the ARBL as one of the first 11 Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence. What began in 1941 as the "Bull Farm" to study the artificial insemination of dairy cattle, has become an internationally recognized leader in the field of animal reproduction and biotechnology.
A native of Gillette, Wyo., Dr. Niswender earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from the University of Wyoming, his master's degree in animal science from the University of Nebraska and his doctorate in animal science from the University of Illinois. He came to Colorado State in 1972 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology. He is author and co-author of numerous papers and book chapters on fertility and reproduction.