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On Oct. 30, Dean Kathryn J. Boor '80 presented Yves Boisclair with the Outstanding Accomplishments in Research Award in a ceremony celebrating research, extension and staff excellence.

Boisclair, professor in the Department in Animal Science, grew up on a family dairy farm near Quebec before pursuing his doctoral work at Cornell. It was here that he took an interest in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system as a mediator of the effects of growth hormone, which he continued to study as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Boisclair, who returned to Cornell as a faculty member in 1994, has made impressive research contributions on the functional biology of the IGF system and on hormonal coordination of metabolism in early lactation. His research seeks to understand the role hormones play in regulating mammalian metabolism, and has relevance to both human medicine and animal agriculture. His research papers have been cited more than 2,750 times.

During his career, he has served as the major advisor of 15 graduate students and as a member of the graduate committee of 25 additional students. He teaches courses on animal growth and development and organismal physiology using mammary biology as the integrating platform, with a teaching style that presents data and asks students to interpret it.

At the event, Boor thanked Boisclair for his "tireless commitment to scientific inquiry that is the hallmark of CALS."

► Meet all of our 2017 Research, Extension and Staff Award winners

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