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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carey Satterfield, an assistant professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in Research Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science.
Satterfield’s research specializes in reproductive physiology, nutrition and growth. The Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in Research Award is given yearly to recognize contributions by researchers early in their careers. This year’s award was sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.
“This is truly a great honor to be recognized as one of the up-and-coming animal researchers in the southern region,” Satterfield said. “I certainly credit many of the great mentors at Texas A&M during my undergraduate and graduate studies as well as my fellow colleagues here at the university.”
Satterfield is currently studying how animal producers can use arginine in their herds to improve neonatal survival under range conditions. He is also investigating genes and proteins that regulate sheep placental growth and function.
Satterfield earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1999. His master’s degree (2005) and doctorate degree (2008) are in physiology reproduction – all from Texas A&M.
More information about the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science is available at http://takingstock.asas.org/ .