Peter Sutovsky, PhD, Dr.h.c. – The Sperm Guy – AAAS Fellow

Miriam Sutovsky, MS – Lab manager, Senior research assistant

Kathy Craighead – Administrative assistant

Michal Zigo, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow

Karl Kerns – Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lauren Hamilton – Postdoctoral fellow

Dalen Zuidema –  Graduate student (PhD candidate)

Grace Wiley – Undergraduate research assistant

Betsy PascoeUndergraduate research assistant

Meghan Lawlor – Undergraduate research assistant

Lab Mascot:

Iggy Rufus Stastny AKC English Cream Golden Retriever

Recent Trainee Awards:

2019: USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship to past PhD student, current postdoc Dr. Karl Kerns

2019: University of Missouri MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Award to Dr. Michal Zigo, a postdoctoral fellow.

2019: University of Missouri Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Award to Grace Wiley, undergraduate

research assistant, for presentation at the 52nd Annual SSR Meeting, San Jose, CA, July 18 – 21, 2019.

2019: Society for The Study of Reproduction Trainee Travel Award to Grace Wiley, undergraduate research

assistant, for presentation at the 52nd Annual SSR Meeting, San Jose, CA, July 18 – 21, 2019.

2019: Society for The Study of Reproduction Trainee Travel Award to Karl Kerns, a PhD student, for presentation

at the 52nd Annual SSR Meeting, San Jose, CA, July 18 – 21, 2019.

2019: IowaSTATEment Maker award to Karl Kerns, a PhD student, selected by Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council

2019: Lawrence and Louise Stark Educational Internship in Animal Science, University of Missouri, awarded to Grace Willey.

2018: Lawrence and Louise Stark Educational Internship in Animal Science, University of Missouri, awarded to Grace Willey.

2018: Student oral presentation competition prize (one of four awarded) to Dalen Zuidema, a PhD student, for oral presentation at the biannual meeting of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology, New Orleans, July 14-16, 2017.

2018: Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund Award to Dalen Zuidema, a PhD student, for presentation at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for The Study of Reproduction, New Orleans, LA, July 10 – 14, 2018

2018: Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund Award to Karl Kerns, a PhD student, for presentation at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for The Study of Reproduction, New Orleans, LA, July 10 – 14, 2018

2018: Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund Award to Michal Zigo, a postdoctoral fellow, for presentation at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for The Study of Reproduction, New Orleans, LA, July 10 – 14, 2018

2018: University of Missouri Animal Science Graduate Student Forum PhD oral competition, first place to grad student Karl Kerns.

2018: University of Missouri Animal Science Graduate Student Forum MS oral competition, first place to collaborating grad student Evan Grusenmeyer.

2018: University of Missouri Lifesciences Week poster competition, second place to grad student Karl Kerns.

2017: National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) Graduate Student Award to Karl Kerns, PhD student.

2017: Paper by former PhD student Shawn Zimmerman rated top 10% most frequently cited papers published in PLoS One. Zimmerman et al., 2011, PLoS ONE, 6(2):e17256

2017: USDA-NIFA-AFRI Merit Award (SSR meeting 2017) to Dr. Michal Zigo, a postdoctoral fellow

2017: University of Missouri MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Award to Dr. Michal Zigo, a postdoctoral fellow.

2017: USDA-NIFA-AFRI Merit Award (SSR meeting 2017) to Karl Kerns, also a finalist in SSR 2017 trainee platform competition

2017: ASAS-SSR 2017 Triennial Reproduction Symposia, best poster award to Karl Kerns (Sutovsky lab, coauthor) and Momal Sharif (Miller lab, U. of Illinois, lead author).

2017: Outstanding Poster Award, Missouri Life Sciences Week graduate student poster competition, to PhD student Karl Kerns.

2017: Douglas D. Randall Young Scientists Development Fund award, University of Missouri, to PhD student Karl Kerns.

2017: USDA NIFA Graduate Fellowship to PhD student Karl Kerns.