Tag Archives: physiology of reproduction

Animal breeding and genetics students speak with Polish beef producers in Radzicz, Poland

Three animal science doctoral students, under the direction of Drs. Clare Gill and Andy Herring, made presentations in Radzicz, Poland on July 25, 2017 at the Karmowski Ranch. Bailey Engle of Big Timber, Mont., Kaitlyn Sarlo Dávila of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kathy Sciencki of Cape Girardeau, Mo., were invited to speak by Jacek Karmowski and his son, Łukasz. The Karmowski’s manage one of Poland’s largest beef cattle herds, consisting of approximately 400 Limousin cattle. The Karmowski herd has been extremely influential within the country, as the ranch… Read More →

AgriLife Research physiologist Randel receives lectureship honor

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-8340-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron Randel, 903-834-6191, ron.randel@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – The American Society of Animal Science, Southern Section, has announced an annual lectureship named for Dr. Ronald Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research physiologist, Overton. The society’s executive committee established the annual invited lectureship for its Physiology Section. The first of the lectures bearing Randel’s name will be presented during its annual meeting scheduled Feb. 4-7 in Franklin, Tennessee. “Dr. Randel’s contributions to the field of animal physiology and endocrinology have globally benefitted animal agriculture,” said… Read More →

New faculty fill key positions

Rodolfo Cardoso Assistant Professor, Physiology of Reproduction Growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso gained a unique perspective on agriculture. After being raised in metropolitan Sao Paulo until he was 8 years old, his family bought a small ranch and started raising crossbred dairy cows. Helping his grandfather feed cows, dehorn calves, build fences, and care for the sick animals ignited his passion for agriculture. He knew then that he wanted to work with livestock animals when he grew older. After working hard through high school,… Read More →

Dr. Thomas H. Welsh, Jr. Awarded 2016 American Society of Animal Science Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. Thomas H. Welsh, Jr. has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Welsh was born at Ft. Bragg, NC. He attended Texas A&M University (TAMU), and then transferred to North Carolina State University where he earned B.S. (Animal Science, 1974) and Ph.D. (Physiology/Biochemistry, 1980; mentored by Drs. Bryan Johnson and Lester Ulberg) degrees. From… Read More →

Dr. M. Carey Satterfield Awarded 2016 American Society of Animal Science Early Career Achievement Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. M. Carey Satterfield has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Early Career Achievement Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Satterfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Satterfield’s research focuses on understanding nutritional and environmental factors that alter placental and fetal growth and development. The primary goal of Dr. Satterfield’s research program is to unravel… Read More →

ANSC faculty, students take part in inaugural stress symposium

COLLEGE STATION – The inaugural symposium “Evolution of Stress: From the Genome to Disease” held at Texas A&M University on Oct. 8-9 explored current knowledge of stress research and how it can be used to improve human, animal and plant health. The symposium was hosted by the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) and attended by several faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science. Current research continues to unravel the biological and genetic origins of the stress response with the goal of reducing… Read More →

Stress symposium to address impacts on human, animal and plant health

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Welsh, 979-845-1541, twelsh@cvm.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A symposium scheduled Oct. 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station will address a broad range of topics related to stress in human, animal and plant health. “Evolution of Stress: From the Genome to Disease” will feature a number of leading experts who will explore current knowledge of stress research and how that knowledge can be used to improve human, animal and plant health, according to organizers. The symposium is free and hosted… Read More →

Satterfield awarded $1.5 million NIH, USDA grant to study placental adaptation to maternal malnutrition

Writer: Courtney Coufal, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carey Satterfield, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to study placental adaptation to maternal malnutrition. The study will develop a better understanding of how the placenta responds to nutritional stress. The award was granted by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of… Read More →