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

Miriam Sutovsky, MS – Lab Manager, Senior Research Assistant

Michal Zigo, PhD – Research Scientist

Karl Kerns – Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lauren Hamilton – Postdoctoral Fellow

Dalen Zuidema –  Graduate Student (PhD candidate)

Alexis Jones – Graduate Student (MS candidate)

Edgar Miranda – Visiting Scholar

Betsy PascoeUndergraduate Research Assistant

Mayra Elena Ortiz D’Avila De Assumpção – Visiting Professor

Lab Mascot:

Iggy Rufus Stastny AKC English Cream Golden Retriever

Recent Trainee Awards:

2021: George Washington Carver Graduate Fellowship to graduate student Alexis Jones.

2021: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders for Science scholarship to graduate student Dalen Zuidema.

2021: Laura Nahm Outstanding Senior in Biological Sciences Award to undergraduate research assistant Meghan Lawlor

2021: Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship to Lauren Hamilton.

2021: CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grant award to graduate student Dalen Zuidema.

2020: H. A. Herman Memorial A. I. Industry Scholarship to graduate student Dalen Zuidema.

2020: University of Missouri CAFNR Undergraduate Research Internship to undergraduate research assistant Betsy Pascoe.

2020: First place in postdoctoral poster competition to Dr. Karl Kerns, at SSR Virtual 2020.

2020: USDA-NIFA-AFRI Merit Award (SSR meeting 2020) to Dr. Karl Kerns, also a finalist in SSR 2020 virtual trainee poster competition

2020: University of Missouri Distinguished Dissertation Award to Dr. Karl Kerns.

2020 University of Missouri Artifacts Award to undergraduate researcher Grace Wiley for Day at The Capitol research abstract and publication in the Artifacts student journal, special Summer 2020 Edition.

2020: Selection of undergraduate researcher Grace Wiley for presentation at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City MO, April 2, 2020

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.