COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been recognized by the Texas A&M University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society as a 2013 recipient of the chapter’s award which celebrates scientific excellence. The award was presented at Sigma Xi’s annual Induction and Awards banquet held May 24 in College Station.
Wu received the 2013 Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award. His research interests include the biochemistry, nutrition, and physiology of amino acids in animals at molecular, cellular and whole body levels. Wu has received numerous awards including the Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Research Achievement Award and the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Team Research from The Texas A&M University System. He is a member and elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Wu has published 380 papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored 48 book chapters and one book entitled Amino Acids: Biochemistry and Nutrition.
Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society honoring scientists whose work promotes scientific enterprise and rewarding excellence in scientific research. Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi has grown to include 500 chapters across North America and around the world at colleges and universities. To date, there are about 70,000 active members, more than 200 of which are Nobel Prize recipients.
The Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi was chartered July 1, 1951, with a mission “to recognize, encourage and promote scientific research at Texas A&M University and to honor the community of science scholars.”
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