College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, October 11, 2001
Philip J. Dziuk received his bachelor's degree (1950), master's degree (1952) and Ph.D. (1955) from the College of Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. He is considered to be in the top 2 or 3 percent of all scientists in the field of animal physiology. He began his research in animal reproductive physiology at the University of Minnesota and continued in Illinois. The reliance of the commercial embryo transplant industry is based largely on Dziuk's discovery of the steroid permeability properties of silicon rubber. He was a pioneer in utilization of ultrasound in the 70's to diagnose pregnancies in sows. Since his retirement, he has served on numerous boards of professional societies.
Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
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