By Kaitlyn Harkin
Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, received the 2018 Dr. William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence from Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
The Dr. William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence was established in 2018 as recognition to Dr. Dugas upon his retirement. The $5,000 annual award honors an early career AgriLife Research Faculty member, who has “made an exceptional contribution to the agency and research in the prior year.”
Cardoso received a D.V.M. in 2005 and completed his residency program in Veterinary Theriogenology in 2007. Shortly after, he received a master’s degree in animal reproduction from Sao Paulo State University (Brazil). In 2014, Cardoso obtained his doctoral degree in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive endocrinology in 2016 at the University of Michigan.
Cardoso’s research interests focus on understanding the impact of the prenatal and early postnatal environments on reproductive neuroendocrine function in females using sheep and cattle as animal models to benefit both the livestock industry as well as human reproductive health. Cardoso’s teaching interests range from practical reproductive management of livestock to advanced reproductive neuroendocrinology.
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