Dr. Blake Wilson receives Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in ‘Education’ from national animal science society

Dr. Blake Wilson is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education, presented to recently during the ASAS Annual 2019 Southern Section Meeting held in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Blake Wilson received his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 2014 and has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University since 2015.

Before serving in his current position, he worked as the Research Coordinator for the Willard Sparks Beef Research Center and as a Lecturer for the Department. Dr. Wilson has taught Applied Animal Nutrition to over 950 undergraduates, co-teaches Stocker and Feedlot Cattle Management, and advises many students and multiple student organizations within the Department and College.

Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of beef cattle nutrition, management, and health. Dr. Wilson has secured in excess of $2.2 million in extramural funding as a PI and Co-PI. In addition, he has published 11 peer-reviewed journal articles, 53 refereed abstracts, and one book chapter.

The ASAS Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education recognizes a member of the ASAS who has made an outstanding contribution in education in the field of Animal Science. This award is sponsored by Zoetis.

Dr. Wilson is a 2004 graduate of Okemah High School and is the son of Andy Wilson and Catherine Wilson.

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