Dr. Xiaoqiu Wang receives Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research

Writer: Fuller Bazer, 979-862-2659, fbazer@cvm.tamu.edu

Dr. Xiaoqiu “Churchill” Wang was honored for Doctoral Research as recipient of a 2016 Distinguished Graduate Student Award from The Association of Former Students and Office of Graduate and Profession Studies at a ceremony in the Stark Gallery in the Memorial Student Center of Texas A&M University.    Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu were faculty advisors and mentors for Dr. Wang.

Drs. Guoyao Wu, Xiaoqiu Wang & Fuller W. Bazer

Drs. Guoyao Wu, Xiaoqiu Wang & Fuller W. Bazer

Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction in December 2015. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (Beijing, China) and completed an internship at Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo, Japan) before joining Texas A&M University. Churchill’s research focused on mechanisms associated with the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy in ruminants and pigs and it has received world-wide recognition. During his tenure as graduate student at Texas A&M University, Churchill received a Tom Slick Senior Graduate Research Fellowship, Texas A&M University; a 2015 Merit Award from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture Food and Research Initiative; and 2016 A.M. “Tony” Sorensen Jr. Achievement Award, Texas A&M University. In 2015, Churchill was the North American Region 1st Place Winner and then Global Champion of the 10th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) Competition, the largest global contest of its kind that rewards scientific genius and experimental application in agri-science. Nearly 9000 students from 62 countries had registered for the AYS that year. He has published 28 peer-reviewed papers (10 as first-author and 18 as co-author), one book chapter, and 14 research abstracts. Five manuscripts are either under review or in preparation. Churchill is now a postdoctoral fellow in National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and his long-term goal is to become a leading animal scientist who will MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.


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