Animal Science professor killed in car accident

AmstaldenIt is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Marcel Amstalden died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, from injuries sustained during a car accident that occurred while traveling near Hallettsville, Texas.  Dr. Amstalden was an associate professor in physiology of reproduction in the Department of Animal Science. He also was currently serving as Chair of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology at Texas A&M.

“We are incredibly saddened by the loss of Marcel Amstalden,” said Dr. Russell Cross, head of animal science. “Not only was he a brilliant scientist and a rising star, he was a valued member of the Animal Science family, bringing pleasure to those around him with his caring personality and gentle smile.”

Dr. Amstalden is survived by his wife, Katia, and two daughters.

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Click here to read about his involvement with Texas A&M and the Department of Animal Science.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at or (979) 845-1542.

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