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Distinguished Achievement Award For Research: Dr. Guoyao Wu

Dr. Wu, a professor, University Faculty Fellow and AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science, is studying diabetes.
June 10, 2008

Dr. Wu, a professor, University Faculty Fellow and AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science, is studying diabetes.

A Professor of Animal Science, Guoyao Wu joined Texas A&M University in 1991. His research focuses on the role of amino acids in ameliorating diabetes, improving vascular function and enhancing conceptus development and survival. An extremely prolific scientist, Dr. Wu has published more than 188 journal articles, including 28 refereed articles in 2007 alone. Since 1991, he has secured more than $12 million in contract and grant funding as PI, Co-PI or Co-Investigator.

Dr. Wu’s research talent is seamlessly integrated into his graduate education program as evidenced by his excellent record of service as Chair, Co-Chair or member of more than 42 graduate committees. He currently serves on seven graduate advisory committees representing students in four different majors.

As evidence of his national and international research reputation, Dr. Wu’s peers selected him to membership on several editorial boards, and he has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 37 scientific journals.

Peer recognition is also reflected in his membership on the Medical Research Council of Canada, USDA National Research Initiative and Cardiovascular Science National Grant Review Committees.

Dr. Wu was recognized as an “Established Investigator” in 1998 by the American Heart Association and received the Nonruminant Nutrition Research Award in 2004 from the American Society of Animal Science.

This article originally appeared in the awards program by The Association of Former Students.

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