August 10, 2017

Jordan Thomas Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award

Jordan M. Thomas, University of Missouri, is the 2017 recipient of the Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award. Jordan received the award during the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting, held July 8-12 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jordan completed his Master of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Missouri and will fulfill requirements for his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in August of this year.

The focus of Jordan’s research has led to the development of novel strategies to optimize ovulation synchronization for expanded use of sex-sorted semen; accomplishments which highlight his scientific ingenuity and scholarly understanding of fundamental reproductive biology. The extent of his research efforts as a graduate student are unparalleled by his peers. To date, Jordan has coordinated experiments involving a total of over 13,000 animals in 17 locations across seven states. Jordan’s research efforts resulted or contributed to 11 peer-reviewed publications, 26 scientific abstracts and 10 proceedings papers for national meetings, one University of Missouri Extension publication, one book chapter, and 45 invited presentations at regional, national, and international forums.

The Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award recognizes achievements of outstanding graduate students working toward the mission of ASAS.

The Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award is sponsored by Agri-King, Inc.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate

kims@asas.org

Photo: Jordan Thomas (right) accepts the Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award from Dr. David Jones, Agri-King, Inc. 

 

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