- Gary Williams
- Professor, Regents Fellow, & Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow; Research Leader
- Animal Reproduction Laboratory – AgriLife Research Center, Beeville
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. in Animal Science, New Mexico State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. in Animal Science, New Mexico State University
- Ph.D. in Animal Physiology, University of Arizona
- Monsanto Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award, American Society of Animal Science, 2004
- AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, Texas AgriLife Research, 2004
- Regents Fellow, The Texas A&M University System, 2001
- Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence - Individual Research, The Texas A&M University System, 1993
- Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence - Team Research, The Texas A&M University System, 1990
Dr. Gary Williams is Professor and Research Leader in the Animal Reproduction Laboratory, Texas AgriLife Research Station-Beeville. He also is a member and former Vice Chair of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproductive Biology, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, and serves on the graduate faculty in Physiology of Reproduction, Department of Animal Science.
Williams’ basic research interests currently focus on how nutritional status is communicated to the brain in the bovine female during pubertal development and the postpartum period, and on neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating seasonal reproduction in the mare. Applied research efforts and public outreach involve management systems for fixed-time appointment breeding in Bos indicus-influenced cattle and reproductive management of the beef cow and mare.
Williams received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from New Mexico State University in 1972 and 1975, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from the University of Arizona in 1978. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Physiology. Williams has served as mentor for 33 M.S., Ph.D. and postdoctoral trainees, lectured nationally and internationally (83 invited presentations), and authored or co-authored over 300 publications.
Williams has served on the editorial board of three journals and two terms as Associate Editor of the Animal Growth, Physiology and Reproduction section of the Journal of Animal Science. He has received the Monsanto Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award from the American Society of Animal Science (2004), and Vice Chancellor Awards in Excellence for Team (1990) and Individual (1993) research from the Texas A&M University System. He was named by the latter as Regents Fellow and Texas AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in 2001 and 2004, respectively.