Friday, April 7, 2017 – Reynolds Alumni Center

2009 Distinguished Researcher Award: Peter Sutovsky

Peter Sutovsky

PETER SUTOVSKY, associate professor in animal science and clinical obstetrics and gynecology, for over a decade has studied mammalian spermatogenesis, fertilization and pre-implantation embryonic development. He holds three U.S. patents and was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the USDA-NRI Discovery Award. In high demand as a presenter, Sutovsky has been the plenary speaker at international symposia in North and South America, Europe and Asia. His laboratory maintains active collaborations with scientists around the world.

"Peter has always strived for excellence," said Randall Prather, distinguished professor of reproductive biotechnology. "He is an excellent instructor and an effective team player. He is a person who establishes effective collaborations. He already has two licensing deals and has initiated a start-up company."

"Peter has made a number of remarkable and original studies in his short career at MU," said Rod Geisert, director of the division of animal sciences. "He has published 101 refereed journal articles, 14 review articles and 13 book chapters. His journal articles have been cited more than 100 times by other researchers. Peter had a paper selected for the Paper of the Week by the Journal of Biological Chemistry – the top one percent of 6,600 papers published that year."

Geisert noted Sutovsky’s artistic talents: "His cell images are displayed at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium. We know that science is beautiful, but few of us have been able to capture that beauty as well as Dr. Sutovsky."