American Society of Animal Science celebrates professor George Seidel during virtual ceremony

University distinguished professor George Seidel received the L.E. Casida Award, which recognizes excellence in the education of graduate and post-doctoral students conducting reproductive physiology and endocrinology research, at the American Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS) 2020 annual meeting and tradeshow’s virtual awards celebration.

George Seidel, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory.

Seidel, whose career has focused on cattle and horse fertility, is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and part of CSU’s Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL), a center dedicated to advancing the health of animals and humans through reproductive science research, education, clinical service, and outreach.

“Dr. Seidel’s distinguished service to animal science includes pioneering technologies that are widely used to improve the quality of livestock throughout the world,” said ARBL director Thomas Hansen.

Seidel came to CSU as an assistant professor in 1971 and has received numerous awards over the course of his career for his stellar research and the creation of a graduate training program in bovine gamete and embryo biology. He was also named as a member of the National Academy of Sciences and as one of the most influential people in the development of the U.S. beef industry.