Dr. Jason Lee was presented with the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award at the 2017 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This award was given in recognition of his distinctive research work which has had or will have a strong economic impact on the broiler industry.
Jason Lee attended Texas A&M University and received his B. S. in Poultry Science in 2001. He then transitioned into graduate school and received his M. S. in Nutrition under the supervision of Dr. Lee Cartwright and Dr. Christopher Bailey in 2001 and moved on to complete his Ph.D. in Poultry Science under the supervision of Dr. David Caldwell in 2006. Following his graduation, he was hired onto the faculty in the Poultry Science Department at Texas A&M University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor. He was tenured and promoted to Associated Professor in 2013. His research program focuses on increasing nutrient utilization, maximize growth and yield, and reducing diet cost in poultry meat production with the use of feed additives to include exogenous enzymes, direct fed microbials, and organic mineral sources. His current responsibilities include coaching the Texas A&M University Collegiate Poultry Judging team and instructing POSC 319, “Breeder and Hatchery Management”. His lab currently consists of 7 Ph.D. students, 3 M.S. students, and 9 undergraduate research assistants. In the past 5 years, his laboratory has conducted more than 100 sponsored research projects with poultry integrators and product suppliers.
Congratulations Dr. Lee!