Dr. George Seidel, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of the Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award from the American Society of Animal Science. The award was presented during the Society’s annual conference in July.
Dr. Seidel’s research focuses on fertilization and culture of cattle and horse embryos, including oocyte maturation, micromanipulation, and embryo cryopreservation. Another interest is identifying genes expressed abnormally in cloned embryos. He is making practical the sexing of bovine semen by flow cytometry including recent experiments in which calves of the predicted sex were produced by artificial insemination using sorted semen.
“Dr. Seidel’s research has led to numerous advances in both equine and bovine reproductive health and technology,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “He is internationally renowned for his work in animal reproduction, and continues to lead a robust research program at the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory.”
Established in 1908, the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is a professional organization for animal scientists designed to help members provide effective leadership through research, extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and rapidly changing livestock and meat industries.