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Fuller W. Bazer, international expert on animal reproductive biology, will speak Oct. 4 at UF York Distinguished Lecturer Series

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fuller W. Bazer, a distinguished professor and associate vice president for research at Texas A&M University in College Station, will be the featured speaker Oct. 4 for the 2007 York Distinguished Lecturer Series at the University of Florida.

The title of Bazer’s lecture will be “Animal Sciences in the Era of Systems Biology,” which will be presented at 1:30 p.m. in the President’s Room at Emerson Alumni Hall in Gainesville. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the northeast corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot located at the intersection of West University Avenue and Gale Lemerand Drive.

As associate vice president for research at Texas A&M University, Bazer oversees and provides direction for biotechnology, bioinformatics and life sciences programs, research compliance and homeland security. He is also a Regents Fellow and the O.D. Butler Chair of the Department of Animal Science.

Bazer, whose research on reproductive biology focuses on uterine biology and pregnancy, joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1992. He is a former director of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology and director of the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Genomics.

Between 1994 and 2001, Bazer was a member of the organizing committee and vice president for research and interim dean, graduate school of biomedical sciences of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. He also served as associate vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences, executive associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and associate director of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Bazer was a faculty member at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences where he held a dual appointment as graduate research professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Department of Pediatrics.

Bazer is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Society of Animal Science Physiology and Endocrinology Award, the Society for the Study of Reproduction Research Award, the Distinguished Service Award and Carl Hartman Award, the Biotechnology 94 Award, the American Society of Animal Science L.E. Casida Award for Graduate Education, the Gamma Sigma Delta International Distinguished Achievement Award in Agriculture, the Texas A&M University and the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in Agriculture, the Vice Chancellor for Agriculture Award in Excellence for Research, the Wolf Prize in Agriculture, the Vice Chancellor for Agriculture Award for Team Research in Uterine Biology and Pregnancy, and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility Distinguished Research Award.

Bazer received a B.S. degree in biology from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1960, an M.S. degree in animal science from Louisiana State University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in animal science at North Carolina State University in 1969.

The York Distinguished Lecturer Series was established in 1984 through an endowment from E.T. York and Vam York. As provost for agriculture and vice president for agriculture and natural resources at UF from 1963 to 1973, E.T. York brought together the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station under a single administrative umbrella of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). For more information, go to